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Col. Rob Maness Surges in Louisiana Senate Race
senateconservatives.com ^ | 8/25/14

Posted on 08/25/2014 12:57:05 PM PDT by cotton1706

We wanted to share the results of a poll we conducted last week in the Louisiana Senate race. It's good news for conservatives.

The survey shows that Col. Rob Maness (R-LA) has climbed into double digits in this three-person race and is now surging. Here are the results:

Mary Landrieu (D-LA) — 43% Bill Cassidy (R-LA) — 32% Rob Maness (R-LA) — 16% Other — 1% Undecided — 8%

As you may know, Col. Maness started this race with no name awareness, no money, and no organization. But thanks to his hard work, your financial support, and a winning message, that has begun to change.

In March, his support was only 3%. It rose to 8% by June and has now doubled again to 16% in less than two months. At this rate, he will be in second place in October and make the run-off with Landrieu in November.

Col. Maness is surging because the establishment Republican in the race, Congressman Bill Cassidy, is an uninspiring candidate who offers voters no real choice over Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu.

Cassidy is essentially the same candidate as Landrieu except with an "R" next to his name. He has supported wasteful spending, higher taxes, and more debt. He even donated money to Mary Landrieu!

Bill Cassidy's weakness as a candidate can be seen in the hypothetical head-to-head contests with Mary Landrieu that we tested in our poll.

Cassidy trails Landrieu by 6 points despite having spent over $3 million, having the full support of the DC establishment, and having high name awareness.

(Excerpt) Read more at senateconservatives.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
All Maness has to do is come in second in November. There's going to be a runoff one way or the other.
1 posted on 08/25/2014 12:57:05 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

If Cassidy is not ahead of Landrieu by at least 5% in the December runoff, Mary will pull that out of Orleans parish (Nawlins’) in fraudulent bussed in and dead votes-Just as she did in her last election, even in post-Katrina New Orleans.


2 posted on 08/25/2014 1:02:07 PM PDT by corbe (mystified)
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To: cotton1706

Man, I wish Mary would lose some Lbs.

She was kinduhh cute at one time...


3 posted on 08/25/2014 1:07:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: cotton1706

Has Gov. Palin endorsed Maness ?


4 posted on 08/25/2014 1:11:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

She endorsed him in May.


5 posted on 08/25/2014 1:16:04 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: donozark

OK. She probably needs to hit the state, do some barnstorming with the Colonel. Get him to second place for the runoff.


6 posted on 08/25/2014 1:21:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: corbe

I know that Louisiana has pretty screwed up politics, but can anyone explain how they will have a December runoff if the general Election is in November?

How can 2 Rs be running against Mary?

Looks like the 16% Maness is just going to shoe Lil Mary in for another 6 years, just like Virginia.


7 posted on 08/25/2014 1:25:14 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: cotton1706

What is his winning message?


8 posted on 08/25/2014 1:36:37 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: X-spurt

Louisiana candidates must secure 50% of the vote. If 50% is not achieved the top two go to a runoff. Initially it was designed to keep third place Republicans from ever winning but now it’s been allowing Democrat who are weak to live long enough for a coalition conservative to win.

If Mary is getting 43% in polling today, then she’s toast unless Cassidy or Maness screws up. Last time she was just above 50% in polling around this time. Huge drop in support.


9 posted on 08/25/2014 1:37:59 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

His slogan has been “Two of them, one of us”.

He’s been extremely active and vocal on all issues. He’s very much in to win and is hitting both candidates hard. Cassidy seems to be cruising in his campaign.


10 posted on 08/25/2014 1:39:24 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Bogey78O

We need to get that stipulation in Old Virginny....
McAwful would not be the gov we if did, me thinks....


11 posted on 08/25/2014 1:40:48 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Bogey78O

I haven’t heard his position on even a single issue.


12 posted on 08/25/2014 1:41:05 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: X-spurt

It’s a jungle primary in which there are nine candidates on the ballot. Pick your choice
out of the nine and then if no one gets 50% plus one vote then a run off is held on
Dec. 6 between the top two vote getters.

Those on the ballot include five Democrats, three Republicans and one Libertarian.

Wayne Ables - D
Raymond Brown - D
“Bill” Cassidy - R
Thomas Clements - R
Mary L. Landrieu - D
“Rob” Maness - R
Brannon Lee McMorris - L
Vallian Senegal - D
William P. Waymire Jr. - D


13 posted on 08/25/2014 1:41:06 PM PDT by deport
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Really? He’s been all over Louisiana and running ads all over the radio.


14 posted on 08/25/2014 1:42:43 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: deport

So there is no primary? Odd.


15 posted on 08/25/2014 1:49:09 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: deport; Bogey78O

Thanks, maybe......

You mean that the November General is this jungle primary?

I used to live near Shreepoot and even though it was quite entertaining to watch the LA tv channels on election night, dang if I remember anything close to this mess.


16 posted on 08/25/2014 1:52:40 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: cotton1706
Geaux Col. Maness Geaux, we don't need Rino Cassidy!
17 posted on 08/25/2014 1:55:47 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: Jewbacca

You mean that the November General is this jungle primary?

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Yep.......


18 posted on 08/25/2014 1:58:56 PM PDT by deport
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To: X-spurt; Jewbacca

x-purt.

Meant #18 for you. The Nov. 4 election is both the general and primary
if a runoff is needed.

La isn’t the only one that uses this primary arrangement. But they began using
it back in the 1970s. It applies to all races except the Presidential election
which is barred by both the GOP/Dem parties.


19 posted on 08/25/2014 2:05:00 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

I’d change my name to Leroy Africa Bordeaux and run as a Democrat just to siphon off votes.


20 posted on 08/25/2014 2:09:02 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: cotton1706

Keep in mind the VOTE FRAUD (Hell any kind of fraud!) was invented in Louisiana.


21 posted on 08/25/2014 2:20:24 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want a Speaker who'll stick that pen and phone where no one but Reggie Love can find it!)
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To: X-spurt

Back during the 70s Louisiana switched to the “jungle primary” system. Someone could win a majority of votes during the primary and thus be the winner before the November general election.

Nobody much noticed or cared until a few years ago when the state ran into “uniform elections” hubbub. Now the “primary” is held in November on “Election Day”. Someone could win then and thus conform to the “uniform elections”. If no one gets a majority in November a runoff is held in December. The winner gets sworn in January with everyone else.


22 posted on 08/25/2014 3:50:33 PM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are slaves of their own stupidity.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’ve heard Maness radio spots, one with Sarah Palin endorsing him on-air, but none from Cassidy except one advertising a townhall meeting. If this poll is right, Maness may have courted a big chunk of LA’s conservative base out from under Cassidy.


23 posted on 08/25/2014 5:02:56 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Our Joe Wilson can take the Dems' Joe Wilson any day of the week)
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

16% is not a surge; he should drop out. He may be a great guy, but he’s only splitting the vote and it will benefit Mary in the long run. Cassidy could win in November. The times are too critical for fanciful candidates believing lightning will strike.


24 posted on 08/25/2014 5:37:16 PM PDT by odawg
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To: AceMineral

This must be something Edwin Ewards dreamed up. Sort of like a street shell game, shuffle, shuffle and nobody ‘cept Edwin knew which shell hid the pea.


25 posted on 08/25/2014 6:43:42 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: odawg

You are right.


26 posted on 08/25/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cotton1706; AuH2ORepublican
Cassidy is essentially the same candidate as Landrieu except with an "R" next to his name.

Bull.

27 posted on 08/25/2014 8:36:13 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: Bogey78O

What do Louisianan’s (?) see in Cassidy? What’s his winning message?

Does Maness come out strong against ANY kind of amnesty?


28 posted on 08/25/2014 8:39:28 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: cotton1706

Cassidy trails Landrieu by 6 points ......
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I’m no fan of Cassidy, for sure, but Mary Landrieu should be down double digits in the polls. What’s wrong with my Louisiana neighbors?


29 posted on 08/25/2014 9:29:31 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've alwaerys been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: Impy; cotton1706

Yeah, Cassidy is the same as Landrieu ... except that he’s pro-life, pro-gun, pro-marriage, pro-national-security, pro-low-taxes, pro-religious-freedom and pro-right-to-work, while Landrieu is none of those things. But, hey, Cassidy cast a bad vote once or twice, so we might as well keep the 90% liberal Democrat incumbent, huh?

Only Cassidy has a chance of getting 50%+1 in November (thus ousting Landrieu once and for all), and, in tbe case of a one-on-one run-off, Cassidy has by far the best odds of beating Landrieu. Are there stronger, more stridently conservative Republicans in Louisiana with the background and skill set to defeat Landrieu? Sure, but none of them is running for the Senate. So Cassidy isn’t perfect, but he’s leagues better than Landrieu, and the choice in November couldn’t be clearer.


30 posted on 08/25/2014 9:30:29 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: X-spurt

I know that Louisiana has pretty screwed up politics, but can anyone explain how they will have a December runoff if the general Election is in November?

How can 2 Rs be running against Mary?
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OK, you’ve apparently been missing in action for awhile. LA has what they call a “Jungle” Primary. All candidates, of all Parties, are on one ballot on Election Day in November. If no candidate gets at least one vote over 50%, then the top two vote-getters are in the run-off on Dec. 6th. It can be two Pubbies or two Dems or one of each. Weird? Yes, but this is LA. If the control of the Senate comes down to LA, we won’t know who has control, Dems or Pubbies, until after Dec. 6th.


31 posted on 08/25/2014 9:35:55 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've alwaerys been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: cotton1706

All Maness has to do is come in second in November. There’s going to be a runoff one way or the other.
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But, but, but...... Karl Rove and Mitch McConnell said Maness can’t beat Landrieu in the General.


32 posted on 08/25/2014 9:37:16 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've alwaerys been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I haven’t heard his position on even a single issue.
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Do you live in Louisiana? Shame on you if you do and are so uninformed. If not, get off your butt, show a little initiative and do this thing called a “Google Search”.


33 posted on 08/25/2014 9:40:26 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've alwaerys been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: Bogey78O

See my Reply to Tailgunner Joe in Post #33.


34 posted on 08/25/2014 9:41:46 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've alwaerys been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: Jewbacca

So there is no primary? Odd.
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Yes, there is. In LA, they call it a “Jungle” Primary and it’s held on Election Day. Believe it or not, most of the time there are not a gazillion candidates on the ballot and one person usually wins. That won’t happen this time. There WILL be a run-off on Dec. 6.


35 posted on 08/25/2014 9:43:55 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've alwaerys been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: AceMineral

Your Post #22 is right on! The Jungle Primary on Election Day insures a bigger voter turn out.


36 posted on 08/25/2014 9:45:59 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've alwaerys been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: odawg; All

16% is not a surge; he should drop out. He may be a great guy, but he’s only splitting the vote and it will benefit Mary in the long run.
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The last time I checked, odawg, Louisiana is still in the United States of America where a citizen has the right, and actually an obligation, to run for elective office. Since when do we have to “bow out” and defer to others because they are lifelong politicians. Cassidy has supported and voted for Democrats in the past. He voted for Michael Dukakis against Reagan. He’s even given money to Mary Landrieu’s campaign in the past. Maybe Rob Mansss doesn’t want two DemocRATS to have the election handed to them. Yes, I’m talking about Bill Cassidy and Senator Thunder Thighs.


37 posted on 08/25/2014 9:52:41 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've alwaerys been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: cotton1706

Bill Cassidy, is an uninspiring candidate.......
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If that isn’t the understatement of the year.


38 posted on 08/25/2014 9:54:46 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've alwaerys been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: X-spurt

Yes, it was E. Edwards idea. He was running for governor, I think, against J. B. Johnston. Edwards barely won the primary against Johnston, and it left a bad taste in his mouth. He then came up with idea of the “jungle primary” which he, and his fellow democrats, thought would be easier to win. The republicans then got the idea of just having one contestant run. The democrats would then split up the vote, and the republican would get enough to get into a runoff.

That lasted until the republicans became a truly effective state wide party. Now elections draw multiple democrats and multiple republicans all mixing it up to the confusion of the voters and themselves.


39 posted on 08/26/2014 4:58:54 AM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are slaves of their own stupidity.)
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To: Impy

Yea. Cassidy and Landrieu aren’t the same. Cassidy is politically sympathetic to conservatives while Landrieu is sympathetic to liberals though they both will pander.

They both are thoroughly invested in politics. That doesn’t make Cassidy a bad guy. It just means he’s not the best guy.

Put it to you this way, if Cassidy and Maness were both put on the spot, I know precisely what Maness would say and do. Cassidy, I have a good idea but I don’t have that certainty. If Maness is a phony, he’s doing a good job at faking sincerity.

I will vote Maness in November but I would vote Cassidy if I need to in December. I believe my sentiments are common.


40 posted on 08/26/2014 5:04:34 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Impy

“Cassidy is essentially the same candidate as Landrieu except with an “R” next to his name.

Bull.”

Yeah, whoever wrote that statement is exaggerating a bit. But Cassidy will definitely be a McConnellite, voting with Lamar Alexander, etc.

Cassidy 69% (Average) - 60%(Heritage) - 64%(CFG) - 80%(ACU) - 73%(FreedomWorks)


41 posted on 08/26/2014 5:16:48 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706; All

His website: http://www.robmaness.com/my-principles/

For someone on FR to find a fault with, and thus ensure a GOPe/Dim win.


42 posted on 08/26/2014 5:26:46 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Din Maker

For all I know, Maness might be the better of the two, but I’m referring to strategy. We may have another South Carolina where the opposition to Lindsay Graham was so diluted the skunk got back in. Mary Landrieu won her first term through voter fraud, and as they say, if the percentage is close, the democrats can make up the deficit by voting the dead, etc. I liked Maness until he equated Kassidy with Landrieu when he filed for the election. As Moon Griffon has repeatedly warned Republicans—keep the target on Mary Landrieu’s back.


43 posted on 08/26/2014 6:33:33 AM PDT by odawg
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To: odawg

You make a good point about South Carolina, but here’s how I see it:

Two candidates good on paper how do we choose between the two (if neither has a record to go on which I believe Cassidy does, and this is upthread but putting that aside for the moment). I then ask, “Who does the GOPe support? Who does Karl Rove support?” And then choose the other.

It’s just that simple. IMO. It’s time to throw the bums out. Remember Mississippi!


44 posted on 08/26/2014 6:41:30 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Din Maker

Not missing in action.... simply very minimal exposure to anything Louisiana except the mighty fine food.


45 posted on 08/26/2014 6:42:02 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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