Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.
If you think Halloween is scary, just wait until you see the long list of potential candidates for governor in 2015. And, no, it’s not too early for them to be making noise about running.
Surprise in the Fifth
Nearly every political analyst expected state Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, to finish first in the special primary election in the 5th Congressional District. He did – getting 32% of the vote.
Looks like Riser and Holloway
The contentious and controversial race in the 5th Congressional District, where 14 candidates are on the ballot, will likely come down to a runoff between state Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, and former U.S. Rep. and current Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway, R-Forest Hill.
Bitter at Vitter
Some members of the U.S. Senate – Democrats and Republicans – are bitter at Vitter, and the situation could get nasty.
For whom the polls toll
Three political polls conducted in Louisiana were released last week, and they had widely differing results. It reinforces what many political analysts always say: Look at who paid for the poll to determine its viability.
Saying “it’s a mean place and getting worse,” Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander of Quitman, who represents the 5th District, suddenly resigned his seat in Congress last week.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal may be running around the country touting his revolutionary approach to health care, but a recent study reveals the results of his plan may not be on the positive side.
Retiring the robe
After wearing the judicial robe for 33 years, Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeff Victory, 67, of Shreveport is retiring at the end of his current term onDecember 31, 2014.
It is a foregone conclusion that Republican Mitt Romney will capture Louisiana’s eight electoral votes. States get one electoral vote for each U.S. House District, plus two for the U.S. senators from the state.
Questions: Is Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal delusional? Is he trying to regain his political footing after being snubbed by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the vice presidency?
Some of Jindal’s critics think it to be so, and the number of critics seem to be on the rise. Even some state legislators are beginning to take notice that the state basically has an absentee governor.