Skip to comments.Elbert Guillory, Mary Landrieu Tied 44-44 in Poll to Represent Louisiana in 2014
Posted on 08/21/2013 2:20:49 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Sen. Elbert Guillory of Opelousas made national news by defecting from the Democrats to become the Louisianas first African-American Republican state senator since Reconstruction. Guillorys move was more of a homecoming, as he had switched from Republican to Democrat before first running for the Legislature. His YouTube video explaining his latest switch went viral, prompting calls for him to run for the U.S. Senate, even president.
If you take a look at this Louisiana poll, State Senator Guillory, who hasnt stated if he was going to run for the US Senate sits tied with current Senator Mary Landrieu as a shock to the state.
In reading many news sources from around the Louisiana area, it seems that Democrats are having a tough run at fielding possible contenders to win election seats in the upcoming elections.
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Poor Mary, she is ashamed to go to Europe because we don’t have a Government monopoly on health care.
Don’t you feel sorry for her?
Mary Landrieu, the whore who sold out the country on Obamacare for $300 million dollars. A dollar for each citizen.
If you don’t have a legitimate 10 point lead on a democrat they will win once the fraudulent votes are counted.
Nearly every black in LA will vote AGAINST Guillory. Bet on it, but I am sure he won’t run.
A lot of LA people truly believe that “their Mary” looks after “people like me.”
If it's that important to her, she should move there.
Difficult though it might be, don't let the doorknob hit you in the ass, Mary.
He won’t run this time ‘round. Too soon. He’s definitely a future contender though.
I wish. But, sadly, there are way too many dead people voting in New Orleans.
A poll shows her trailing Rep. Cassidy who is in the race by 47%-45%.
It was the voter fraud of ex-Mayor Marc Morial’s LIFE Machine that stole the ‘96 election for Mary. Katrina changed all that. They cannot generate enough fraud now to halt a GOP win statewide (only a subpar candidate can halt a win, as Kennedy was in ‘08).
Why? Did they stop registering dead people? Or, are you saying that so many fled and never came back that it has changed the dynamic for real?
Oh, I’m sure there’s dead folks on the rolls, but with the GOP takeover of the state, the kinds of corrupt shenanigans that went on in the past doesn’t fly today. The Democrat Party has completely collapsed in the state. And, yes, the folks that fled (a lot of them the underclass) and didn’t come back also altered the dynamics. Remember, too, that Jindal carried Orleans Parish in 2011. I don’t think a Republican Gubernatorial candidate has won there since Reconstruction.
I, so, hope 2014 ends up like 2010.
I’d prefer 1980. Our track record in every election since at taking down Dem Senate incumbents has been atrocious. To the point, we’ve never beaten more than 2 Dem incumbents per cycle (and that held true in 1994 & 2010, as we only beat the Senators from PA & TN in the former and in AR & WI in the latter — and in 2012 when we should’ve beaten at least two, we took none and they took out one of ours (Mass)). In 1980 we took down 9 (GA, ID, IN, IA, NH, NC, SD, WA & WI), and many of them were Senate Democrat legends (Herman Talmadge, Frank Church, Birch Bayh, George McGovern, Warren Magnuson & Gaylord Nelson).
Filing is closed for the Alexander special.
Major GOP candidates are State Sen. Neil Riser, State Rep. Jay Morris and in a surprise, former Congressman Clyde Holloway. 2 nobodies round out the GOP field.
3 current elected democrats are in the race. 2 black (a state rep and the mayor of Monroe), 1 White (state rep) plus 1 former State Rep who is now a realtor who’s race I can’t ascertain and will place 4th amongst the democrats because he is a realtor.
Plus 2 libertarians, a green and 2 indies.
The goal is have 2 Republicans in the runoff or at least keep the White democrat (who could possibly score an upset win) out.
A bit of a running joke with Holloway filing (he actually does hold office at present, being a member of the PSC), as he seems to file every time the seat comes open. Riser seems to be the leading candidate.
Is there any reason to prefer Riser, Morris or Holloway?
One of the Libertarian candidates is a guy named S.B.A. (the S is for Samir) Zaitoon, who is from Baton Rogue and was not aware that Baton Rouge is not in the district. He says it doesn’t matter cause “people know me”. LOL. You can’t make this stuff up.
The Green is from NOLA and says he is “exercising my hard-to-believe, but true, right that I dont have to live in the district to serve”.Is there any reason to prefer Riser, Morris or Holloway?
One of the Libertarian candidates is a guy named S.B.A. (the S is for Samir) Zaitoon, who is from Baton Rogue and was not aware that Baton Rouge is not in the district. He says it doesn
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I know Clyde Holloway and I know Riser. Either would be acceptable.
Holloway is a former congressman who was one of only 38 who voted in 1990 to expel Barney Frank from the congress.
Holloway hasn’t been in Congress since they lost their 8th district in 1993. He turns 70 this year. I think he wants to avenge his loss. I don’t have an opinion of the other two.
Jay Morris is an attorney serving his first term in the state legislature. His voting record seemed acceptable, but Neither Holloway nor Riser are lawyers. That makes them more qualified, IMHO.
Of course, Ted Cruz is a lawyer. Sometimes there are gems amongst the attorney class.
I’m suprised to see IL RINO John Porter on that list.
Looks like only 5 are left in Congress. Coble, Hall, Barton, Duncan, Rogers.
Hall, a rat at the time was joined by only 1 other rat, fellow Texan William Sarpalius, whom I am not familiar with.
Holloway seems like a good guy. But old and he has a poor record at winning. Till he took that PSC seat in 2010 he hadn’t won an election since 1990! Several failed bids for Congress and a run for LT Governor where he failed to force Mitch Landrieu into a runoff (and a ‘91 run for Governor where he placed 4th).
I’d probably go with Riser, who will probably win anyhow. Holloway seems to have his base though, he’s a decent bet for the runoff in my estimation. 2 Black rats really hurts their chances of making it.
Is he a realtor or a Realtor?
Sarpalius was from West Texas—Amarillo, I believe—and got tossed out in 1994 when not even the RAT gerrymander that squiggled around heavily Republican suburban areas could save him. At least that’s what I recall from Barone’s Almanac: DJ would know for sure.
I use to mean “real estate agent” so I’m got gonna capitalize it. ;p
Sarpalius ran into trouble in his last term that cost him, including voting for the infamous ‘93 Clinton tax increase (after being lobbied by Lloyd Bentsen) and a scandal called “Movinggate.”
Not a very catchy name for a scandal.