Louisiana News & politics focus on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana legislature

camera-vitterThis summer, I attended an event and saw a man shooting video of a small group of people talking with Jon Bel Edwards.  In my opinion, this man was standing behind Edwards capturing the private conversations of those talking with Edwards.  I saw this occur twice.  This man, who I later discovered, is named Josh, ultimately told me which PAC he worked for and I wrote about the issue.  The PAC is associated with the Vitter campaign, because the Vitter campaign was paying the PAC and the tracker Josh a total of $8,000 per month since early 2015.

vitter-work-welfareThe Democratic Governor's Association, for the purpose off letting everyone know they have a chance to win the governor race, has reported that the Sheriff's have backed Jon Bel Edwards. Also, two major national ranking entities have moved the Democratic Party chances up, compared to where it has been:

vitter-memoOf course the big question after Louisiana’s general election is, can Democrat state Rep. John Bel Edwards pull the upset over Republican Sen. David Vitter for governor? The odds aren’t trivial that he can.

Dardenne-vitter-kennedySome of my own post-governor’s election observations and thoughts for the runoff:

nixonImmediately after news broke of the stranger-than-fiction arrest of an investigator capturing audio and video of Sheriff Normand, a State Senator and a private citizen and lawyer, John Cummings--opinions were blasted all over social media and elsewhere. 

woody-jennkinsIs Democrat State Rep. Jon Bel Edwards really a different-type-of Democrat?  In a state that has no Democratic statewide elected officials, can he edge out Republican US Senator David Vitter, who was considered to be the undeniable favorite in the 2015 Louisiana governor’s race?  Can Vitter mobilize the republican forces to support his candidacy, which is necessary for him to prevail?  How are the policies of the two candidates the same?  Different?

vitter-trickIt’s been a bad two hair days for Senator David Vitter, who of course, is running for Louisiana Governor for tomorrow's election.   

Some are saying he is the victim of last-minute campaign tricks and perhaps he has been.

But, if so, maybe the ones perpetrating all of these dirty tricks are not just those on the other side of the vs. Vitter.

votingPolls, shmolls.

For months, we have been told that David Vitter is unbeatable because the poll says he is. 

trump-compressedEven though a new Quinnipiac University poll showed Dr. Ben Carson with a lead in Iowa, Donald Trump is still leading in every national poll on the GOP presidential race. Four months after he announced for President, Trump has defied the political professionals to claim the unquestioned lead.  

hillary-emailOp-Ed by Mike Malak

Michael Turner, (R) Ohio, Chairman, convened his House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces to review continued flight-testing of the JTF Lockheed F-35, designed to replace the aged A-10. The Committee considered engineering details, including altering the plane’s ejection seat weight tolerances to permit more female pilots to safely fly the aircraft. This change would further the U.S. military’s goal of more gender inclusive combat berths in all services. Testimony revealed other countries, also, want to integrating women into one of the most challenging of all wartime roles, defensive and offensive air-to-air-combat in state of the art hardware. 

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