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Jindal declares victory in Louisiana governor's race
Reuters ^ | Oct 22, 2011 | Kathy Finn

Posted on 10/22/2011 8:47:18 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer

"You've chosen to give me another four years as your governor," he told supporters from a stage at his Baton Rouge campaign headquarters less than an hour after polls closed. "We've got a lot more work to do over these next four years."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bobbyjindal; declares; electionjindal; governor; governors; jindal; louisiana; race; victory

1 posted on 10/22/2011 8:47:23 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Man, I am out of the loop. I had no idea that Louisiana had an election for Governor today.


2 posted on 10/22/2011 8:49:58 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Congrats to the governor. He did a fine job handling the oil spill mess.


3 posted on 10/22/2011 8:50:47 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (So how did Charlie Weiss get to be on Dancing With The Stars?)
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To: Parley Baer

Neither did I, and I searched on FR before I posted this. Not one article about it. Glad he didn’t need us.


4 posted on 10/22/2011 8:51:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Any opinions of Jindal from FReepers in Louisiana?


5 posted on 10/22/2011 8:52:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Parley Baer

Today??? Today is Saturday.


6 posted on 10/22/2011 8:59:27 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Someone had a post earlier where we could follow the Louisiana election results. That was about all it said. I didn’t know they were voting for governor today either.


7 posted on 10/22/2011 9:02:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: jackibutterfly

Louisiana always holds their state elections on a Saturday.

Not sure why though. They just do.


8 posted on 10/22/2011 9:03:11 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: Parley Baer

Talk about a media (MSM) blackout! A conservative man of color wins a governorship in the South.


9 posted on 10/22/2011 9:03:27 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Louisiana does weird things different from the rest of the nation. Not only do they do elections on Saturday, I believe they are the only state based on a French Napoleonic legal system rather than an American version of the British legal system.
10 posted on 10/22/2011 9:03:37 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MplsSteve

The French, and Louisiana, hold preliminary round elections with all candidates from all parties included. If one does not get a majority, they take the two most popular and hold a runoff vote a few weeks later.

Jindal crushed the field with a Constitutional Amendment sized 2/3 of the vote in the primary.

I wonder if this has EVER happened in Louisiana history.


11 posted on 10/22/2011 9:13:05 PM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: Vigilanteman

I know; I saw Streetcar Named Desire


12 posted on 10/22/2011 9:22:18 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: GEC

I believe Huey Long had 96.1 in the general primary.


13 posted on 10/22/2011 9:25:47 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Vince Ferrer

He didnt need us...Unemployment is low in LA. Jindal’s policies have actually brought about a better economy. Compare it to the national average...with a demrat run economy...and yet the msm is reporting nothing! Same for Texas...


14 posted on 10/22/2011 9:32:27 PM PDT by hope
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Any opinions of Jindal from FReepers in Louisiana?

He is a good governor, but he does not have small government in his DNA. He can best be described as a conservative technocrat.

He can intellectualize and understand the principles, but at his core he does not view government as a necessary evil. He does not have the Founder's hostility towards the nature of government (Reagan has the spirit of the Founders in his DNA).

At one point early on in his administration he could have grabbed the ball to get rid of the state income tax, but he didn't. That was a big disappointment.

There was a bill that allowed tax free purchases on guns and ammo. The legislature proposed more days during the year to have them, but he opposed that (he feared the lost revenue). There were other things that could have pushed to turn us towards less government, but I can't recall them at this moment.

We have to remember he came out of college and immediately went into government. He doesn't quite understand that government at ALL levels need to be scaled back dramatically.

While he is a good governor, he will never be a bold leader that stands out in history.

15 posted on 10/22/2011 9:48:36 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Parley Baer

He spent very little on campaign ads, don’t even know who he was running against.

It’s almost like he was unopposed.


16 posted on 10/22/2011 9:55:10 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: sand88

We’ve never had small government at all levels.


17 posted on 10/22/2011 10:36:36 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: RobbyS
We’ve never had small government at all levels.

did you forget the /sarc?? Seriously, when you compare today to say around 1830, the size and scope of government today is much, much larger. At all levels government seeks to control ALL aspects of our lives.

If you venture back in time in our Republic you would never see such busy body intrusiveness you see today. To believe otherwise is to deny the reality we see today, or the reality that existed in the past.

18 posted on 10/22/2011 10:56:19 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Jack Hydrazine
He talks like a republican and grows government like a dem. And lets not forget the thing he just signed into law making it illegal to pay cash for second hand goods.

ILLEGAL to use cash to buy a used bike at a garage sale.

He gets massive campaign contributions from out of state and he makes it abundantly clear that Louisiana is just a stepping stone for him.

19 posted on 10/22/2011 10:59:33 PM PDT by Casie
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To: Vince Ferrer

I heard he won by about 70%. Good job governor!


20 posted on 10/22/2011 11:03:49 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: sand88

If you consider what life was like in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, you must realize how powerful was that government relative to the details of your life. The rules were not, as they are today, impersonal and bureaucratic, but they were strict, During the early republic, government was largely state and local, but the citizen was subject to it. The Central government was in deed, a distant power. It is IT which has grown exponentially. for the past century. State and local power have also grown to a degree that out forefathers would not have imagined, but they was something they were used to.


21 posted on 10/22/2011 11:14:15 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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22 posted on 10/23/2011 12:14:34 AM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: Clock King

“Talk about a media (MSM) blackout! A conservative man of color wins a governorship in the South.”

Yet I can’t watch a single sporting event without having Obama mentioned somewhere in it.


23 posted on 10/23/2011 12:47:51 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: stormhill
Click
24 posted on 10/23/2011 2:20:55 AM PDT by Krankor (Electrical banana Is gonna be a sudden craze Electrical banana Is bound to be the very next phase)
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To: Parley Baer

Me neither. Jindal must have won by a landslide for the liberal media not to be all breathless about the Dems getting back the Governorship.


25 posted on 10/23/2011 2:42:20 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Vince Ferrer

That had to have been the quietest, most laid-back political race in history. I`m as much a newshound as anyone, but this one slipped way below the radar screen.

So anyway.. congrats to Gov. Jindal!!


26 posted on 10/23/2011 3:21:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: MplsSteve

It’s a good idea; no need to take time from work or rush around before/after work to get to the polls.


27 posted on 10/23/2011 4:18:40 AM PDT by ex91B10 (The only option now is mass resistance.)
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To: MplsSteve
Not sure why though. They just do.

A state that has parishes instead of counties is bound to do some things differently.

28 posted on 10/23/2011 4:48:03 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: stayathomemom
Jindal and Rubio not in a particular order would be a great ticket.
29 posted on 10/23/2011 5:15:05 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: GEC

I wonder if this has EVER happened in Louisiana history.


1999 - Mike Foster won with 62%

1987 - Edwin Edwards won with 62%

This ‘jungle primary’ system was implemented in 1975.


30 posted on 10/23/2011 5:46:42 AM PDT by deport
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To: RobbyS

good points. I was thinking more from the bureaucratic control at all levels.


31 posted on 10/23/2011 8:06:26 AM PDT by sand88
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To: Vince Ferrer

Anyone have info on what has gone wrong in Kentucky & the candidate the GOP has for November 8th Governor election? Seems to be personal issues sinking his chances.

(sorry did not want to start a new topic on what I see as a difficult situation)


32 posted on 10/23/2011 8:42:09 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: sand88

didn’t he sign a law that would ban cash transactions to buy used goods?


33 posted on 10/23/2011 9:49:14 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; sickoflibs; ...
didn’t he sign a law that would ban cash transactions to buy used goods??

WTF? That's the most ridiculous law I've ever heard. That cannot be constitutional. Why isn't this a top national story?

34 posted on 10/23/2011 10:38:27 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

It’s been all over FR I think, hang on. Here are some other sites:

http://www.allgov.com/Unusual_News/ViewNews/Louisiana_Bans_Using_Cash_for_Sales_of_Second_Hand_Goods_111022

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111019/17424316421/louisiana-makes-it-illegal-to-use-cash-secondhand-sales.shtml

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenfisher/2011/10/21/louisianas-poor-hating-politicians-cash-bashing-lindsay-lohan/


35 posted on 10/23/2011 10:43:13 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Insane. And if they think it will stop petty theft they are dreaming.


36 posted on 10/23/2011 10:49:01 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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