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There is nothing bigger in Louisiana politics than a Governor’s election, especially a competitive one, like the upcoming campaign. In this race, voters will have the option of three well-funded candidates, Governor Joh Bel Edwards, U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone, as well as six other contenders, including one, Gary Landrieu, who is a member of a family with a 60-year history in Louisiana politics.

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I took a quick tour of two political websites this morning. One was Dr. Ralph Abraham and the other was businessman Eddie Rispone. Both are Republicans. Both are running for Governor.

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We're hours away from qualification closing time and unless there are any surprises at this point, it appears these will be the candidates for the statewide offices. John Bel Edwards, the incumbent is facing two Republicans Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone. They of course are the top tier with money, name recognition and background support. Other candidates in the mix are a democrat, an Independent and two other republicans. 

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Qualifications have ended and it’s now a sprint to election day.  So what top issues should the candidates for governor and the legislature talk about in the coming weeks?  There is an abyss of a state with massive fiscal problems, an educational system that is dysfunctional, a healthcare system that needs a major overhauling, a highway system that has been neglected for years…get the picture?

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July 4th has come and gone.

Which means here in Louisiana, during statewide elections year, it’s time to put away the hotdogs and apple pie and roll out the political signs. After all, the governor’s race is heating up as the hot “dog days of summer “ wear on.

On Monday, the current inhabitant of the mansion, Governor John Bel Edwards unleashed his first campaign TV ad. While his political foe is one very successful  Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone and one powerful  Congressman, Ralph Abraham, at least for now, neither are directly the ad target.  That honor goes to—you guessed it—none other than former Louisiana Governor and past-GOP rising star,  Bobby Jindal.

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Psst… Wake up.

Don’t tell anyone, but we’ve got a "red-hot" statewide election here in Louisiana in just a few months.  In fact, all Louisiana legislators are up for either re-election or are vacating their seats due to terms-limits. There might be a legislator here or there just throwing in the towel even before their time expires. 

Ok, stop your yawning. You're not interested, you say?

Well, positions such as Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Insurance Commissioner are all up for grabs. Oh, did I not mention, the big kahuna of all, the top spot, Louisiana Governor? This is currently held by Democrat John Bel Edwards. No doubt, replacing him is top on the agenda for the Louisiana Republican Party.

Sorry, was that a "ho-hum" or "hum-dinger"?  

Oh, I see. Well, does anybody know? Does anybody care?

Well, if you’re running for office, absolutely. But, if you’re Mr. or Ms. Average Voter, maybe not.

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So, it's Bayoubuzz Louisiana E-Mail bag time.  'Tis the latest electronic missive, this one, received today, sent by the Louisiana Republican Party.

Dear Louisiana voters,

You're not doing so well after all.

Signed,

LAGOP

The Louisiana State Republican Party is doing what all political parties do at this stage of the election campaign.  When more than one candidate runs under the party banner against the incumbent from the other party, the challenging party strikes deep and often.  The usual party mission? Not so impossible--send out daily emails, criticizing the incumbent. In this case, the Republicans are taking on Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, who happens to be defending his seat against two rather unknown political personalities. One is Congressman Dr. Ralph Abraham, a conservative from North Louisiana and the other, Eddie Rispone, a Baton Rouge businessman.

Today's daily missive has takes aim at Edwards by using just-released compative statistics as its weapon of choice. The issue? State unemployment, slow population growth, departure of the best and brightest and weakness in the civilian workforce.

Here is today's e-political scorcher, hot off the press:

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by Tom Aswell, publisher of Louisiana Voice

The news release by last September said that former Gov. Bobby Jindal had been appointed to the board of directors of by Wellcare Health Plans, Inc., of Tampa, Florida.

Yawn. Ho-hum. Has LouisianaVoice become so desperate for stories that it resurrects a nine-month-old news release?

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With election day down the track, less than a half-year away, what’s Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards going to do?

Attorney General Jeff Landry has achieved a significant win in the ongoing three and half-year battle between the Democrat Edwards and the Republican Attorney General.

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With less than six months remaining until voters go to the polls to re-elect Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards or pick his replacement, there is no question the two Republican candidates have not made much inroads, although, it is still early.

Yet, in hoping to rebound, perhaps, the Republican Party seems to be looking for a bounce of some type, in this case, the growing query involves the Democrat Governor Edwards and the LSU basketball team.

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