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

fat lady 1It seems to be beyond, at least for now, that Jon Bel Edwards is beating US Senator David Vitter with 17 days to go until Election Day.

But, the fat lady ain't even begun to sing as there is plenty of time, plenty of issues and surely more polls.

heroCongrats to the voters in Houston who turned down the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) in yesterday's election. The law offered broad protections to homosexual and trans gender individuals along with other minority groups. It failed by a huge 61-39% margin of Houston voters after a very contentious campaign. 

kennedy graphI have received the new Vernne Kennedy poll which reveals l the polling information and the cross tabs in great detail.  

lance harris 4Amid three consecutive polls, showing US Senator David Vitter significantly behind Democrat Jon Bel Edwards, the Louisiana House Republican Delegation voted overwhelmingly to endorse U.S. Senator David Vitter for Governor on Tuesday

mansionAnd yet, another poll that shows Democrat Jon Bel Edwards with a large lead.This one by Market Research Insight, as reported in the Advocate, “found that if African-American voter turnout is at 25 percent in the runoff, Edwards leads Vitter 54 percent to 38 percent — a 16-point lead. If the black vote drops to 20 percent, then Edwards still leads by 11 points, 51 percent to Vitter’s 40 percent.”

vitter memoPollster John Couvillon of JMC Analytics (whose most recent survey reveals that Democrat Louisiana Representative, Jon Bel Edwards, is leading Republican US Senator, David Vitter by 20 percentage points) will be participating in a Bayoubuzz Twitter Blab discussion tomorrow at 3pm CST.

landry drillingA key endorsement picked up by attorney general candidate former Rep. Jeff Landry will help, but does not establish him as the favorite in the runoff election with fellow Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell.

louisiana governor associations smallby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

John Bel Edwards leads in new poll

    In the first poll after the gubernatorial primary election, Democrat John Bel Edwards holds a 12-point lead over Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, 52-40%.
    The poll, conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, did live telephone interviews with 700 likely voters October 26-28.

educationby Stephen Waguespack, President of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

There is potentially no more important issue in Louisiana than improving our educational system, yet this is not getting the attention it deserves in the governor’s race.

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