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Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett

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

by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Controversy over Senate forum
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is under fire over a Louisiana U.S. Senate forum it held on June 29.  The forum was co-sponsored by the Louisiana Restaurant Association and the Louisiana Retailers Association.

by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Another U.S. Senate poll
    Polls on Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race just keep coming as the race begins to heat up with four viable Republicans and two viable Democrats seeking the political plum.
    The latest poll comes from Democrat Caroline Fayard’s campaign, conducted by GBA Strategies, a Democratic polling firm in Washington, D.C.

by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Senate race taking shape
    When Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter lost the governor’s race to Democrat John Bel Edwards and decided not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate, it was a given that several viable candidates would decide to run for the political plum.
    Four Republicans and two Democrats threw their hats into the political ring who are considered the most viable among a growing list of candidates.  When the declarations of candidacy settled, political analysts began to assess the race.

by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

 Gov. John Bel Edwards disappointed s lot of his Democratic supporters last week when he signed a bill that, if it takes affect, could prevent more than 5,200 women, men, and young people in Louisiana from accessing birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and other preventive care at Planned Parenthood  through Medicaid.

by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
    A new poll on the U.S. Senate race has some politicos talking and some candidates grumbling.  The poll was conducted between May 19-23 by Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) of Baton Rouge.
    It surveyed 500 likely voters and has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.  SMOR points out that means that the results for each candidate could be 4.4 percentage points above or below the number each received in the poll.

  
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Playing games with the budget
    Some in the media and government watchers believe Republicans, especially House Appropriations Committee Chairman Cameron Henry of Metairie, apparently are still in denial about a Democrat being elected governor of Louisiana.

by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Democrat in the 4th?
    The 4th District U.S. House seat is an open one because current Republican U.S. Rep. John Fleming, who has served four terms (eight years),  is running for the U.S. Senate.

by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Campbell calls out Vitter
    Apparently Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is done with Louisiana.  One can hardly blame him, however, after voters defeated him in his run for governor in 2015. 
    Democrat John Bel Edwards put an end to Vitter’s political career, scoring a landslide 56-44% victory – with the help, of course, of a few Republicans who took Vitter apart during the primary.

The candidates just keep on coming
    As unpopular as it seems to be in elected office these days, the candidates just keep on coming for the three political plums that are ripe for the picking in the Bayou State.

  Republican U.S. Rep. John Fleming, who has a hefty campaign fund and deep pockets, is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. David Vitter.  The election is this November.

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