Skip to comments.General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race?
Posted on 08/29/2009 5:32:14 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
In a breaking story, The Louisiana Weekly and Bayoubuzz.com have learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent David Vitter. Honore, a Republican since the Reagan Administration and a registered Louisiana voter from his Zachary home, has spoken to friends and supporters in the last two weeks signaling that he is, according to one, "more than 50% sure that he will run."
The news comes mere hours after Third District Congressman Charlie Melancon announced his firm intention to be the Democratic challenger to David Vitter in the fall of 2010. Melancon, who represents the critical swing areas of Central Acadiana--a region known for crowing statewide candidates--has already proven a serious obstacle for the incumbent Senator to keep his job. Even if Vitter should emerge victorious from the closed Republican primary, a bruising fight against Honore could leave the Senator financially and visibly weakened before the onslaught of a Moderate Democrat like Melancon--one of the leaders of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Caucus in the House.
While polls show Vitter as the clear favorite in both the primary and the general election, one very senior Louisiana Republican predicted that if Honore runs, "He wins." As that GOP party elder further explained to the www.louisianaweekly.com and Bayoubuzz on the promise of confidentiality, "All he has to say is 'Stuck on Stupid', and Vitter is toast."
Military voters, who constitute a plurality of the Republican electorate, will flock to Honore, and the party leader in question also believes that the General's race will matter to primary voters less than his social stands. Honore admitted through aides to the Weekly that he is "pro-life and pro-family".
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Here’s another thread on this topic. It’s big news if it’s accurate.
That’s how you change the Republican party. By changing its leaders. I’ll vote for Honore.
I was hoping to have an alternative to Vitter. Now it appears we do.
YEAH! If you cheat on your wife. Resign. The men I want leading this State and Country know what commitment is. Glad your wife forgave you, now go into private life because I don’t.
your vote is 100 TIMES MORE IMPORTANT in these primaries!!
only about 10% of voters vote in primaries
I know in my district last time there was 26 people All day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I COULD HAVE WON A PRIMARY IF I GOT ALL MY FRIENDS TO VOTE
Don’t know much about Vitter.
“Honore admitted through aides to the Weekly that he is “pro-life and pro-family”.”
"Don't get stuck on stupid."
Here’s another thread on the same topic.
“Dont know much about Vitter.”
You’ll get an earful on this thread. He’s a Republican U.S. Senator who has an excellent voting record, but doesn’t practice what he preaches. He was a regular client of the D.C. Madame.
Aren’t these rags amazing?
The General didn’t admit anything. He stated it.
I so hope this is true. This is exactly the kind of man the Republican party needs.
If he is not a RINO. Run him. We need all the good people we can get.
‘Military voters, who constitute a plurality of the Republican electorate, will flock to Honore, and the party leader in question also believes that the General’s race will matter to primary voters less than his social stands.’
Wait...I have no clue what the guy looks like. So what is his race?
BTW... I would probably vote for the guy just from what I know of him. Vitter’s good but Honore seems like a trade-up.
Check Postings #7 and 12.
I have trouble trusting anyone from Cajun country. It’s the French heritage, Republican or Democrat.
I looked it up. French Creole it says in his bio with the lineage being Spanish, Indian, and Black.
Frankly, it doesn’t matter what race he is to most people here. In Louisiana, names count more than race to most voters. Honore would lock up a sizable chunk just off of that. It’s why Blanco runs with her maiden name of Babineaux.
And don’t get to thinking race and names are important. Running as a Republican, he’ll have to have a good argument. The LA GOP isn’t too bright but the registered Republicans here tend to not vote for losers.
Wow! He’s not “stuck on stupid”, that’s for sure!