Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett

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

landrieuSenate race: Dead heat
    A new poll on the Louisiana U.S. Senate race by Public Policy Polling (PPP) reveals that as few as six percent of voters could determine the outcome.
    In a hypothetical runoff between incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, it was a 47-47% tie with 6% undecided.

capitol-dcNo doubt about the clout
   Louisiana, which seems to be at the top of every bad list and at the bottom of every good list, is doing quite well when it comes to its clout in Congress.
   Every session of Congress, Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, ranks the states in what it calls its “Clout Index.”

landrieuCassidy leads Landrieu, but...
    A new poll on Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race is creating different opinions from both Democratic and Republican stalwarts and political analysts.

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Maness the Menace

Louisiana capitolWelcome to 2015!
    The plethora of 2014 elections are still on the political horizon in Louisiana, but already the elections set for 2015 are nudging their way into the political spectrum.

landrieuNew poll: Landrieu at 48%
    Here we go again – another poll on the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana. This one was conducted by Greenburg Quinlan Rosner for the Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic group.

manessPuzzling polls
    A poll on the U.S. Senate race released last week by Southern Media Opinion and Research (SMOR) has members of both parties scratching their heads and wondering just where the race actually stands.

jindal-speech“This is another fine mess you got us into.” That’s what several politicos are saying about Gov. Bobby Jindal over the news that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has refused to sign off on the administration’s plans to privatize LSU hospitals in New Orleans, Shreveport, Monroe, Houma, Lake Charles, and Lafayette.

capitol-dcMoney Matters

Unfortunately, in politics these days, money is the name of the game at all levels, but moreso for federal elections. Spending on campaigns for federal office is totally out-of-control.

Louisiana capitolHope for McAllister?
    The news is not all bad for Republican 5th District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, whose recent marital misdeed of kissing a staffer in his Monroe office is getting mixed reactions from his constituents.
    A poll provided Fax-Net by Darrell Glascock of the Glascock Group out of Pineville reveals that 49% of 5th District voters would be willing to vote to re-elect McAllister at this point in time.

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