Skip to comments.U.S. Rep. Alexander (LA-5) won't run for re-election
Posted on 08/06/2013 2:08:22 PM PDT by abb
An opening for Elbert Guillory? I would like to see that race.
Doesn’t live in the district.
All the hoopla over Guillory is misplaced. At best he’s a RINO. At worst, an opportunist. He’s never had a particularly conservative voting record in the Louisiana Legislature all the while he was a Democrat.
Another chance to get a real conservative in there.
Cereally, he's voted conservative for the past 25 years now. However...
He's been ignoring the calls for impeaching the Indonesian for the last 5 though.
I had heard some while back that Neil Riser was putting his name out for the job.
Is he going back to Jackson Parish, or is he staying in Washington? Will he again endorse Mary Landrieu?
Why did he insist on keeping separate districts for nearly neighboring Jackson and Webster parishes in redistricting and thereby kill the chance of Jeff Landry if he was staying only one more term?
I look for him to move back to North Louisiana. Maybe buy a house at Squire Creek, where his brother lives.
This piece of human flesh has voted against our Constitutional rights.
He voted to continue funding the NSA, voted down the Amash amendment, and refused to show up at his weekly radio call in, the next day.
I called his local Alexandria office, and informed them of
my disgust of his disregard for the Bill of Rights in his funding the NSA vote.
His office sent me “a canned letter” defending his decision.
Not one word of personal rights protection, was in that letter.
Now, with his decision not to seek a fourth term,
it is time for a rabid conservative to be put in that seat.
I took him to task in my newsblog.
That was fast...
State Senator Neil Riser to Run for 5th Congressional District Seat
“Doesnt live in the district.”
Elbert Guillory is from Opelousas, which is in the LA-05 since 2012:
“All the hoopla over Guillory is misplaced. At best hes a RINO. At worst, an opportunist. Hes never had a particularly conservative voting record in the Louisiana Legislature all the while he was a Democrat.”
Actually, his record in the legislature was *very* conservative for a Democrat, particularly one representing a black-majority constituency. http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/75837/elbert-guillory
So I think that Guillory should run in the LA-05. I don’t know enough about Riser to judge whether he’d be a better congressman than Guillory, but LA has that jungle primary even in congressional races, and there would be a good chance that Guillory and Riser both make the December runoff, so the voters can sort it out then.
I know Neil Riser. I served on the GOP State Central Committee with him.
I will likely support him.
That’s great and, as I said, maybe he’d make a better congressman than Guillory. But I just wanted to make clear that Guillory is a conservative and lives in the district.
Au contraire, he was never even really a democrat, he clowned those fools!!
I hope he seeks this or some other important office.
As for Rodney, he was the RINO. Good riddance.
Yes, you did!!
Just learned at coffee this morning that he has bought a house here in Ruston, and is in the process of remodeling it. Presumably, he will live here. He had previously called Quitman, LA his home.
Alexander is resigning early to take a job in Jindal’s cabinet. Special election forthcoming.
State Sen. Neil Riser to run for Rodney Alexander’s seat
Louisiana Congressman to Endorse Candidate for Alexanders Seat #LA05
Well, here’s Sen. Guillory’s chance if he wants to go to Congress.
It’s already wired for Riser.
Rodney Alexander to join Jindal administration, departure from Congress will trigger special election
By Lauren McGaughy, NOLA.com | The Times Picayune
August 07, 2013 at 1:19 PM, updated August 07, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday that U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander will become the next Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs at the end of September. Alexander’s early departure from Congress means a special election will be held to fill the vacancy, but it is unclear when that election will take place.
Jindal made the announcement of Alexander’s appointment during a previously unscheduled stop in Monroe Wednesday afternoon. He said Alexander would leave Congress on Sept. 26 and join the administration the following Monday.
This would necessitate a special election to fill Alexander’s 5th District seat. It is unclear when this election would take place, but candidates — including state Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia — are already announcing their interest in the seat.
Dangit!! I got all excited for an instant until I realized it said ‘Rep. Alexander’ instead of ‘Sen. Alexander.’ [spit]
This story assumes that Guillory won’t run for Congress to concentrate on a Lt. Gov. run in 2015: http://thehayride.com/2013/08/rodney-alexander-calls-it-quits-wont-run-in-2014/
Pundits all seem to be repeating that Guillory doesn’t have a “base” in the LA-05. But the CD is 33% black, and the special election will be a jungle primary with a top-two runoff if no one gets 50%+1, so I could see Guillory finishing second in the first round and beating Riser in the runoff by getting almost all of the black vote and 35%-40% of the white vote.
It looks like Neil Riser will be the next Congressman. Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy may run. I don’t know much about either one of them.
Ain’t happening. Marcus Hunter (Louisiana House 17, D, Monroe) has announced. That will peel off most of the black vote and prevent any “moderate” white Democrat from challenging Riser. Additionally, the election is already set for 10/19, with qualifying 8/14-8/16 (next week).
Riser is the only person able to hit the ground running.
Representative Marcus L. Hunter
Democrat District 17 - See more at: http://house.louisiana.gov/h_reps/members.asp?ID=17#sthash.l69AtvMi.dpuf
What I said was that if Guillory faced Riser in the runoff, he could win by getting the black vote and 35-40% of the white vote. If two Dems and two or three Republicans (including Guillory) run, I think that Riser and Guillory will make the runoff.
State Sen Neil Riser (R) with 32% and Businessman Vance McAllister (R) with 18% advance to the runoff. McAllister spent a lot of his own money and was endorsed by that reality show Duck guy.
The rat Mayor of Monroe placed third with 15% and former Rep. Clyde Holloway (R) placed 4th with 11%.
Libertarian S. B. A. Zaitoon of Baton Rogue (who didn’t know Baton Rouge wasn’t in the district) placed 14th (last) with 0.12%.
Given that margin, McAllister should concede the runoff and let Riser take his seat ASAP.
Wont’ happen. McAllister is self-funded, very conservative, motivated, and is vocally supported by the “Duck Dynasty” crew.
Riser is more the “establishment” candidate, but has solid conservative bona fides as a state senator for the past few years. I know him and served on the GOP state central committee with him in the late 90’s.
It will be a close race, imo.
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