Skip to comments.La.ís Landrieu looks for independent, GOP support
Posted on 02/23/2014 10:16:34 AM PST by Olog-hai
Democrat Mary Landrieus quest for a fourth Senate term will turn on whether she can attract just enough support from independents and Republicans to win in this increasingly conservative state.
The daughter and sister of New Orleans mayors, thats been Landrieus re-election strategy since 2002, when her donors included a Baton Rouge physician named Bill Cassidynow her Republican challenger in this years midterm elections.
Replicating that winning formula could depend on what matters more to voters: Landrieus growing ability to help Louisianas oil and gas industry through her recent promotion to chairwoman of the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee or her unapologetic vote for President Barack Obamas health care overhaul.
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Translation: Find a “libertarian”, secretly fund him/her, then siphon off enough of the GOP vote to win.
AP pimps for Landrieu
She IMPOSED OBAMACARE upon Louisiana citizens, there was a war fought once that was mostly about slavery, I’d say the people of LA don’t want to go back to that system!! NO Thanks!
Why should anyone in Louisiana want to vote for her is a mystery. Not only did she vote for Obamacare, but her vote was bought with special favors from the White House.
LA has an open primary system which prevents that sort of thing. All states should adopt it.
The people of Louisiana are the only ones who have a voice in this, and I hope they make it heard, and work on behalf of her opponent(s). That said, wouldn’t it be great if her opponents TV ads were filled with the sound of ducks?
I thought her phone system was broken???
Mary has one chance of pulling this out: If 125% of registered African-Americans vote, and she gets 145% of their vote..
Hey good folks of Louisiana,
please don’t continue to look foolish by re-electing Mary Landrieu.
THAT my friend, is LA election math. They could teach Chicago how to fix an election....
She votes lockstep Democrat for 6 years and then she wants to run as someone who is only concerned about Louisiana and not politics.
Why not just run on your record, Mary? Oh, right....
I don’t think you understand how the open primary system works.
I bet the GOP bails her out and sandbags the Republican candidate.
The trouble with the open primary system is that everyone and his brother can throw their hats into the ring. When you have half a dozen candidates splitting the middle range of the vote you wind up with the two extremes going into the runoff. That's how Edwin Edwards (the crook) wound up running, and winning, against David Duke (the racist). More votes were collectively cast for those candidates in the middle, who were eliminated by the open primary, than either of the two finalists drew.
You raise a question: Who is running against her? You can’t beat somebody with nobody.
IOW, does Bill Cassidy have a chance?
NRSC pimps for Landrieu.
La.s Landrieu looks for independent, GOP support
And, she will get it; just to keep a Conservative from winning. But, we don’t call them Independents anymore. We call the “RINOs”.
Why should anyone in Louisiana want to vote for her is a mystery.
It’s not a “mystery”, it’s “Demographics”. If it wasn’t for New Orleans, no Landrieu or Democrat would ever win a state-wide election in Louisiana.
How will an Open Primary prevent it? I hope you’re right, but, if the Liberal Pubbies think that she has a chance of being defeated by a Tea Party-style Conservative rather than one of their guys, they will vote for her. They hate us that badly. Or, if she is in a run-off with anyone other than a RINO, the RINO lovers, who say they are Republicans, will vote for her. Am I right or wrong?
If LA reelects this fat member of a corrupt family, I will be very disappointed.
In the open primary system, Soros would be wasting his money by bankrolling a libturd candidate who would not make it to the runoff.
The other item that may impact this race is that the primary isn’t until Nov. 4
which for the rest of us is general election day. So there is a lot of potential
for things to arise to impact the race.
How does an open primary stop a third party libertarian from bleeding off Republican votes in a general election?
The LA Primary is really a ‘jungle primary’ in which all candidates no matter which
party, independents, others, etc all are listed on the ballot. The winner must
get 50% +1 vote to win. If that doesn’t occur then the runoff is between the top
two voter getters regardless of which party they are in.
The primary occurs on Nov. 4, with a runoff if needed occurring on Dec. 6.
She needs to contact her boy Hussein, aka the antiCHRIST, to show her the way to hell, and then go there!
The Louisiana Purchase!
And I don’t recall her asking for, or needing, GOP support to do that. The act was “deemed” to have passed in her shop, and then shoved down, I mean rammed up our...well, you get the point.
Will she, in turn, support GOP efforts if re-elected?
Landrieu has been a political name in Louisiana for decades. I doubt it will change anytime soon.
Because there is a runoff if no candidate wins a majority of the vote. It would work just as well to have Georgia's system that has separate primaries but if the result on election night has no candidate with an absolute majority, a runoff election is held. That's how Coverdale beat incumbent senator Wyche Fowler in 1992. An open primary often just gets the two most wishy washy centrists into a runoff.