Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.

kennedy appropriations2by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

The money picture
    The two Senate candidates have filed the required campaign finance reports, which covers activity through November 20.
    The race between Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell has drawn national attention.  Since the last report, which covered activity through October 19, Campbell has out raised Kennedy.

 

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by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
This is it!

    The last U.S. Senate election in the United States takes place Saturday, December 10.  The contest is between two old hands in Louisiana politics.
    Republican John Kennedy got his start as counsel to Gov. Buddy Roemer in 1988 as a Democrat.  In 1991, he ran for state attorney general and lost.  In 1996, he was appointed the Secretary of the Department of Revenue by Republican Gov. Mike Foster.
    He was elected state treasurer in 1999, a post he holds until this day.  He has run for the Senate twice before.  In 2004, he ran as a Democrat in the race won by Republican David Vitter, finishing third with 15% of the vote.

landryby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Recount in key states
    President-elect Dona;d Trump kept saying the election was rigged during  the  campaign. Well, now his claim has come back to haunt him as Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, wants to find out  if it is.
    She has raised nearly $5 million to pay for recounts in several key states, such as Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.  Green Party officials have already filed for a recount in Wisconsin after reports of voting discrepancies.

no seats debateBy Lou Gehrig Burnett
    
Kennedy refuses to debate
    There will be no televised debates in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana.  Republican candidate John Kennedy has refused to participate.  Democrat candidate Foster Campbell had agreed to the debates.
    Originally, three debates were scheduled.  The first one was to be hosted by the Baton Rouge Press Club on November 28.  It was not to be televised.  Kennedy refused to participate.

campbell campaignby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

2 statewide debates planned
    Two televised statewide debates are planned for  the U.S. Senate race. Candidates Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell have accepted invitations to participate.

vitter election nightby Lou Gehrig Burnett

Clout takes a hit
    Louisiana was once ranked at No. 4 on the Congressional clout index.  That was when former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was there and before her loss to Bill Cassidy.
    Landrieu’s exit from Congress dropped Louisiana to No. 30 out of the 50 states in clout.  That ranking will probably go lower in the next Congress.

kennedy appropriations2by Lou Gehrig Burnett

First runoff poll
The first poll on the runoffs in Louisiana has been conducted, and it has to have the Republican candidates feeling pretty good.
 The poll was conducted by The Trafalgar Group, (TFG) recognized for having the most accurate 2016 battleground state polling and electoral college projection.  TFG surveyed 2,200 likely statewide voters from November14 through November 17.

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Finally!

    This is it.  The day that was so long in coming – Election Day 2016.  The good, bad, and the ugly ads have been run, and it’s now time for the voters to make their choices.
    Taking center stage, of course, is the presidential election between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.  It has been contentious, nasty, and nothing like we have ever seen before.

flemingThree new Senate polls
    The polls just keep coming on the race for the Louisiana U.S. Senate seat.  Over the past week, three new polls have surfaced, and all indicate a tight race for the two top spots.

kennedy officeby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net 

 Campbell leads Senate race

    A new poll on the U.S. Senate race conducted by JMC Analytics has Democrat Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell leading the pack and headed for the runoff.
    That’s the conclusion reached by John Couvillion of JMC Analytics in analyzing the poll, which was conducted for the campaign of Republican U.S. Rep. John Fleming.

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