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GOP pulling ads from Louisiana[Senate race]
The Hill ^ | 16 Oct 2008 | Ian Swanson

Posted on 10/16/2008 11:07:59 AM PDT by BGHater

Senate Republicans are pulling advertising from the Louisiana Senate race, the only contest in which they were on the offense.

The decision, reported by local media, is a blow to the GOP candidate, Louisiana state Treasurer John Kennedy, and good news for Sen. Mary Landrieu, long seen as the lone vulnerable Democratic senator in this cycle. Landrieu won election in 2002 with just 52 percent of the vote, and some believe the state has turned more Republican since Hurricane Katrina, which shrank the size of New Orleans.

Still, Landrieu has been comfortably ahead in recent polls. She led by 13 points in a September 27 Rasmussen poll of 500 likely voters.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is pulling the ads from Louisiana, may want to inject more money into seats once seen as safe, including Kentucky, where Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell appears to face a difficult challenge. Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) also appears vulnerable, and recent polls show Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) could be in trouble in Georgia.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: electionads; electioncongress; electionussenate; gop; louisiana; senate

1 posted on 10/16/2008 11:07:59 AM PDT by BGHater
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To: BGHater
While in Western North Carolina this fall , I never seen a Dole Ad.

Its sad. Is the GOP broke?

2 posted on 10/16/2008 11:10:00 AM PDT by scooby321 (Cai)
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To: BGHater

I have Shreveport TV stations on our satellite, and seems to me that Kennedy was a weak candidate to begin with.


3 posted on 10/16/2008 11:10:29 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: BGHater
You always seem to post “negative” articles. Hmmm...
4 posted on 10/16/2008 11:10:49 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: scooby321
The Stupid Party wants to throw in the towel. They don't deserve A DIME from conservatives!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 10/16/2008 11:11:13 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: scooby321

“Western North Carolina”

Must be racist! (j/k)


6 posted on 10/16/2008 11:12:03 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Sarah...it's all up to you,girlfriend!)
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To: BGHater

The Republican leadership in DC is a non factor.
McConnel and Boehner need to go.

Time to bring in the future stars of the party.


7 posted on 10/16/2008 11:12:49 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: BGHater

Maybe they are gonna runs ads in racist western PA. Who knows.

I can tell you that Landrieu is entrenched in corruption...er...I mean the dem party in Louisiana she was nearly impossible to beat.


8 posted on 10/16/2008 11:13:39 AM PDT by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging!)
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To: AmericaUnited

Negative? Do you want only ‘positive’ news, or ‘the’ news?

I post different things from different perspectives. If you don’t like the post, the next post might be something you will.


9 posted on 10/16/2008 11:14:40 AM PDT by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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To: BGHater

The Globalist RNC has its instructions, too, it would seem. Bush, the RNC, the media, the whole famdam country is dedicated to pushing us into The New World Order.


10 posted on 10/16/2008 11:17:27 AM PDT by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: BGHater

Stupid party strikes again.


11 posted on 10/16/2008 11:17:27 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: BGHater

Well, I’d rather see progress with this seat, but the fact is that Kennedy hasn’t made any progress against Landrieu at all. So, it seems like a good idea to focus elsewhere.


12 posted on 10/16/2008 11:18:41 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: BGHater

I just e-mailed a good friend of mine in Baton Rouge, yeah he’s a coonazz and pround of it, to ask about this race. I’ll keep ya posted if there’s any news.


13 posted on 10/16/2008 11:19:08 AM PDT by RobertoinAL
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To: BGHater

14 posted on 10/16/2008 11:19:34 AM PDT by newzjunkey (CA: YES on PROP 4. *** MCCAIN-PALIN ***)
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To: BGHater

The only reason Landrieu won the last election was that she posed as a pro-lifer. Then she immediately started voting for abortion.

I wonder if Kennedy pushed that angle at all? Louisiana is corrupt, no doubt, but there is a substantial pro-life majority that the Democrats have to treat very gingerly.

Unfortunately, the Country Clubbers who run these campaigns don’t seem to understand that being pro-life is a winning issue and doesn’t need to be hidden.


15 posted on 10/16/2008 11:21:46 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: AmericaUnited

Havent you noticed ALL the threads are negative as of late.


16 posted on 10/16/2008 11:23:45 AM PDT by GoCards
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To: BGHater

The dead can no longer vote in Orleans Parish, so I thought Kennedy would have a chance.

He still gets my vote and with a heavy turnout for McCain I think he can still pull it out.


17 posted on 10/16/2008 11:23:51 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Skooz

I would think she had a chance with all the ‘dems’ and ‘deads’ washed away from the Hurricanes??


18 posted on 10/16/2008 11:25:35 AM PDT by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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To: BGHater
The RNC is pathetic - They have no systematic approach, no aggression, NO creativity......Nothing when it comes to setting and shaping of a factual premise.....Be it on the economy, the WOT, the current financial mess that DEMs put us into.....not on a thing.

They are a complete and utter joke. The RNC needs to understand the political landscape is shaped 24/7, 365 days a year.....and you need to be on the offensive, you need to be premise-setting each of those days.....Not trying to "trick" the voters in the last 30 days of an election cycle....

But that would take real work, that would take a systematic approach.....Thus, it isn't done.

New leadership is needed throughout the RNC and PR staffs ....

19 posted on 10/16/2008 11:28:20 AM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Cicero
The only reason Landrieu won the last election was that she posed as a pro-lifer.

After the election, I got into a heated exchange with a fellow Freeper over that.

He didn't live here and knew nothing of Louisiana but insisted that Landrieu won because her opponent was pro-life.

Nonsense.

You should have heard the constant barrage of "I am Mary Landrieu and I am pro-life" ads that flooded the TV and radio that year. She was more pro-life than Randall Freaking Terry, until election day.

20 posted on 10/16/2008 11:29:42 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: DevSix

Cant we at FR do what MOVE ON. ORG did and created their very own political party that abides to them! Huh, cant we. Surely we can do better than the RNC.


21 posted on 10/16/2008 11:36:02 AM PDT by GoCards
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To: Skooz

I agree if we can get the Republicans in this state to remember she was over the left shoulder of Blanco at every press conference after Katrina. She was a major part of the problem.


22 posted on 10/16/2008 11:49:40 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Can we avoid"Tobacco Road" on the "Road to Surfdom"?)
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To: DevSix

It is not the RNC — it is the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) which is only slightly better then the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). NRCC is the worst of the lot by far.

This is actually a smart tactic to move resources since there is no movement.


23 posted on 10/16/2008 11:51:19 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: goldstategop

I politely apologized to them this a.m. by thanking them for participating in the loss of 40% of our 401k’s.

They are stuck on stupid! Mary (I’m Hillary’s Mini-Me) Landrieu is defeatable by constantly pointing to her actions after Katrina. She’s the one who told everyone that the Superdome would have plenty of supplies for those who didn’t evacuate.


24 posted on 10/16/2008 11:52:15 AM PDT by hotshu (Obama/ Biden '08: "Thugs and Plugs")
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To: PhiKapMom
The RNC, NRSC and NRCC are all inept when it comes to PR. When it comes to laying out a systematic, aggressive and creative premise-setting agenda......The whole lott of them. With their total budgets they should be a wrecking force on the MSM.....They are not. They are pathetic.

They are lazy! Plain and simple.

Understanding politics today, they need to understand (and have the fire in their stomachs and hearts) 24/7, 365 days a year......An aggressive, creative and systematic PR campaign by the GOP could take on the MSM without a question in my mind.....and if you defeat the MSM, you destroy the DEMs....

But it takes work. It takes getting it on each and every day.

25 posted on 10/16/2008 12:00:25 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: AmericaUnited; BGHater

Yeah. Who wants to know what’s actually going on?


26 posted on 10/16/2008 12:11:21 PM PDT by webrover
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To: The South Texan
The party's over for everyone if Obama seizes power.
27 posted on 10/16/2008 12:12:43 PM PDT by webrover
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To: DevSix

I agree, though I also think it’s a lot easier to do that when you are the party in opposition. When you are the party in control, it becomes problematic.


28 posted on 10/16/2008 12:19:28 PM PDT by Chicos_Bail_Bonds
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To: scooby321

The RNC is giving all of its money to McCain.


29 posted on 10/16/2008 12:24:43 PM PDT by kabar
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To: DevSix

NRCC is the worst of the lot — I think they ended up with $6M to spend. The head of NRCC is also the worst of the lot.


30 posted on 10/16/2008 12:27:09 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Chicos_Bail_Bonds
Setting premises (factual ones) has nothing to do with being in power or out of it - Talking up the successes of the WOT, why we went into Iraq, that the economy was growing solidly (from 02-06), touting low unemployment numbers, etc, etc........An aggressive RNC campagin should be promoting and telling such 24/7, 365 days a year....via TV, Radio and other creative ways in which the MSM has to cover them....
31 posted on 10/16/2008 1:24:17 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: DevSix

I agree with you, but the GOP has never been good at tooting their own horn and the MSM will not carry their water for them. I think you are dead on right with that.

My point was simply that when you’re in the opposition, it’s much easier to get your message out when things aren’t going well which is the case right now.


32 posted on 10/16/2008 4:05:15 PM PDT by Chicos_Bail_Bonds
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To: CPT Clay
My reply to you is that no conservative contributed to the National Senate Campaign. I've been blowing off their phone calls because of their conribution to that a$$hole in New England who wasn't reelected anyway. I've only contributed to Cornyn. The RNC really needs to deal with Conservatives vs. whatever they think is important, but we are the GIANT in their decisions. I'm really pi$$ed off with the RNC, which is probably why they are not putting money into these campaigns.

Stay Calm, Learn From The Past, Live Smart

33 posted on 10/16/2008 4:47:52 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: RobertoinAL

Let me know what you find out. I am voting absentee from Georgia. (We are military and living in GA now, but still vote in LA).

Since I really know nothing about Kennedy, I was reading up a little to make an informed decision. I found one article that said that Kennedy changed parties in mid to late 2007, from Democrat to Republican.

Just wondering what else you know.

Thanks


34 posted on 10/16/2008 6:33:15 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: spotbust1

My friend said he didn’t think Kennedy had a chance, since Landrieu was connected through her father to the blacks in chocolate city. Not much info on stances though, which is what I’d want to know.


35 posted on 10/17/2008 7:01:24 AM PDT by RobertoinAL
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To: RobertoinAL

Thanks for the info. I will have to continue to research though. You and your friend are probably right about Kennedy having no connections compared to Landrieu.

She will probably win. Thanks for the help. Let me know if you hear anything else.


36 posted on 10/17/2008 4:52:54 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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