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On Tuesday, the Louisiana Governor’s race has officially started with a snap. The top issue is whether any candidate can beat US Senator David Vitter who is the prohibitive front-runner.
Louisiana’s 2015 governor’s race may tell us whether the standard playbook of southern Democrats needs permanent revision.
The party’s endorsed candidate for that office, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, finally joined his major Republican opponents in running a television ad – perhaps so late because he trails them on in fundraising. In it, we discover, as testament to being a “born leader,” that he was the all-American boy in high school, a West Point graduate who served his country in elite capacity in the Army, and is “pro-life” and “pro-Second Amendment.” Also, he’s a “fighter for education, health care, and working families.”
For a time, when Bobby Jindal or some other nut case Republican like Todd Akin opened their mouths, each utterance was more outlandish, more implausible than the last.
Roughly midway through the first day of qualifying for office for the upcoming statewide elections, there are no surprises. In the governor's race, aside from the entry of Scott Angelle, Jay Dardenne, David Vitter and Jon Bel Edwards, are Beryl Billiot and Cary Deaton.
In a recent interview on Ringside radio (WGSO 990 am & www.Wgso.com, M-F 7-11 a.m. CST), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) addressed a number of pressing issues including the Iran nuclear deal and the effort to remove funding from Planned Parenthood.
Advocates of tax-and-spend government ought to be increasingly happy at the turn of fiscal events in Louisiana. Not only did they get several hundred million dollars in tax increases for this current budget, they might be in line to do it again with next year’s – if the public buys their specious argument that this represents the only alternative.
On the first day of qualifying for the position of Louisiana governor, Jeff Crouere, radio talk show host for WGSO Radio 990 AM, interviewed Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
NEW GOVERNOR'S POLL
There is a new poll on the Louisiana governor’s race, but there is not much new in it. Triumph Campaigns, which conducted the poll, admits, “...overall, the ballot for governor has not changed much.”
The survey was conducted with 1,019 respondents on Sept. 1-2. The margin of error is +/-2.9%. Here are the results:
State Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) – 31.4%.
After weeks of pressuring from the Republican National Committee (RNC) to sign a “loyalty pledge,” GOP frontrunner Donald Trump finally acquiesced and signed the document on Thursday. Trump announced the decision at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City after meeting with RNC Chairman Reince Preibus.
Yesterday, afternoon, I received an email from a source, informing me of a new poll, showing basically no change in the Louisiana Governor's race with Democrat Jon Bel Edwards holding a slight lead over Republican David Vitter . This poll was conducted by Triumph Campaigns and it included the following email to poll subscribers.
During Wednesday’s night LPB statewide-televised Louisiana debate to help determine which person will be occupying the governor's mansion, most of the focus on the issues were upon education asked by the students as to the impact upon them.
Jindal and $9.4B feasibility
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. Chairman Bao-Lang Chen announced the company is studying the feasibility of an estimated $9.4 billion industrial complex in St. James Parish, where the company would build two project phases producing ethylene and a host of downstream chemical products. A final investment decision expected by mid-2016 will determine the final capital investment figure for the project, in which Formosa would create 1,200 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $84,500, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project also would result in 8,000 new indirect jobs, for a total of 9,200 new jobs in Louisiana.
Louisiana Medical News for today: Blue Cross, EJGH, Ochsner
New Chief Strategy Officer at EJGH