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The Winning Strategy to Defeat Mary Landrieu (Election still runs hot in Louisiana)
The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2002 | Hugh Aynesworth

Posted on 11/10/2002 12:45:54 AM PST by elenchus

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:58:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

NEW ORLEANS The fight for the U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana may soon get as unruly as a Mardi Gras parade, as unpredictable as the bayou weather, as hot as a Cajun stew. The state won't be the battleground to determine which political party controls the U.S. Senate a much-discussed possibility before Tuesday's Republican landslide but it does offer its own kind of intrigue. Some predict that President Bush's popularity could propel the Republican candidate, Suzanne Haik Terrell, to an upset victory over incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu. Mr. Bush is expected to campaign here for Mrs. Terrell. But others point to the fact that some voters in Louisiana have expressed resentment toward the attempts of outsiders to influence the state's political affairs. Mrs. Landrieu ran against eight other candidates in Tuesday's election, collecting about 46 percent of the vote. Mrs. Terrell finished second, with 27 percent. Louisiana has a unique election system in which there are no primaries. If a candidate does not receive more than 50 percent of the vote on Election Night, a runoff is scheduled between the top two candidates, resulting in Mrs. Landrieu's facing off against Mrs. Terrell in the December 7 runoff. Compounding Mrs. Terrell's electoral chances, Republican Gov. Mike Foster on Thursday refused to support the Republican challenger in her bid to unseat Mrs. Landrieu. Also, Republican Rep. John Cooksey, who finished third with 14 percent in Tuesday's election, has said he will not provide assistance to Mrs. Terrell's campaign. Both men criticized the Republican National Senatorial Campaign for running a "smear campaign" through Terrell television ads. The governor even hinted that he might back Mrs. Landrieu in the race. "I was very put out on the tone of the last election, the negativism," Mr. Foster said Thursday. "If that's the best anybody can come up with," he said, "I'm certainly going to be on the other side. Whoever is the most negative? If it really gets like the last one, I can't be for that, no matter what the stakes are." "The night I conceded," Mr. Cooksey said, "I said I'd endorse [Mrs. Terrell] and that's it. I've done what I've done and that's it." Mr. Cooksey said Mrs. Terrell's election team had urged him to become co-chairman of her campaign for the December 7 runoff, in an attempt to unite the Republican Party faithful. He said he declined the offer. Mr. Cooksey said many Republicans are disenchanted with Mrs. Terrell's candidacy. "I don't even want to tell you what some of them are saying," Mr. Cooksey told the Baton Rouge Advocate. "They are not going to vote for Suzy. Some are going to vote for Mary." But on Friday Mrs. Terrell played down the significance of the defections of her fellow Republicans, saying endorsements don't mean that much. Some of the animosity among Louisiana Republicans was generated by the RNSC's decision to endorse Mrs. Terrell early in the campaign cycle, ignoring some of the other, more socially conservative, Republican candidates. The RNSC also spearheaded a bare-knuckled television campaign attacking Mrs. Landrieu right up to the closing days before Tuesday's election. The New Orleans Times-Picayune termed the TV ad campaign a "$3 million blitz." Silas Lee, a longtime New Orleans pollster, said he was not surprised by the governor's position. "He's always been an independent player," Mr. Lee said. "I'm sure the Terrell position now is, 'OK, if you won't endorse me, I'll call out some of my other friends, like George W. Bush.'"


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Sen. Mary L. Landrieu can be defeated using the following strategy:

1. What is extremely rare, if not unique, is the fact that the citizens of Louisiana will have the opportunity to decide AFTER THE ELECTION whether they want to elect a Senator who is part of the majority (Republican) party in the Senate, or is part of the minority.

2. The advantage of being part of the majority party is that the Senator has far more influence over legislation and the return of funds to the state. Right now, Louisiana other Senator is a Democrat, which puts the state at a great disadvantage in the new Republican Senate.

3. If Louisiana elects Landrieu, they will have both Senators in the opposition party, and will be in a very poor position for Senate power and Committee seats.

4. The special opportunity they have is to elect a Republican and greatly increase their power and influence.

5. Prior to the election, there was no telling who would win, but now that the composition of the Senate has been decided, they have a chance to choose with certainty whether their representative will be part of the majority.

6. If employed properly, this could be a deciding factor in the election.

7. If you have contacts in the Terrell campaign or the Republican leadership, please convey this opportunity to anyone you can. The Republican leadership should also deliver a very clear message to Republican Gov. Mike Foster that he will destroy his political career if he sabotages this opportunity. That he would even contemplate abandoning Landrieu is an outrage.

8. The people of Louisiana would have to be out and out fools to knowingly choose to have a representative who will be ineffective in representing their interests in the government.

1 posted on 11/10/2002 12:45:54 AM PST by elenchus
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To: elenchus
When you're only up one run in the 8th inning, it isn't a good idea to spend a lot of time gloating.

The Louisiana run-off is in December, and I am asking for support for our last "man" at bat, Suzanne Haik Terrell.

Suzanne Haik Terrell, graduate of Loyola University Law School, former New Orleans City Council member, first Republican woman to hold statewide office (as Elections Commissioner.) Since taking office in 2000 she has achieved many of her goals, cutting the bloated Department's budget by canceling contracts, streamlining operations, and downsizing the Department's spending practices and personnel.

"We will never create a culture in this country that honors life until we have a pro-life woman making the case every day from the Senate floor. Today there are no pro-life women in the Senate. That must change. Louisiana can change it."--Suzanne Haik Terrell

Please send a contribution by credit card on-line or mail a check if you cannot personally volunteer time.

Link to www.suzieterrell.com

Suzanne Haik Terrell for U.S. Senate Campaign
P.O. Box 44267
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Volunteers can contact campaign headquarters in Baton Rouge at
6554 Florida Blvd., Rm 242
(225)218-8683

2 posted on 11/10/2002 1:22:32 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
You are of course right: we cannot afford to be the least bit complacent.

In fact: It should be the top priority for us all to contribute in every way possible to the defeat of Landrieu. There is no telling what might happen if the Democrats win in South Dakota and in Louisiana: you will recall that we have another New England "Republican" Senator who is contemplating another Jeffords-style betrayal, threatening that if the Republican Senate goes too far in its conservative agenda he will leave the party and support the Democrats. If we win in Louisiana, the Republican majority will be secured even in the event of such a switch.

If by winning in Louisiana we have just one seat to spare, this will have two crucially important benefits:

1. It will suggest to any possible Republican defector in the Senate that there is nothing to be gained (and much to be lost) by stabbing the Republican Senate majority in the back, since Republicans would hold a multi-seat majority and, retaining control, would be in a position to exact retribution.

2. As long as the Republican majority holds by merely a single vote, Republicans will be held hostage to the threat that other prospective Republica traitors in the Northeast will jump ship if Republican agenda appears "too aggressively conservative." In other words, if we win in Louisiana and hold an extra Senate seat as a buffer, such restraints on the Republican majority (especially in judicial appointments) will be removed and we will be free to retrieve America from the Democrat political death grip which has been choking the country for decades.

3. Therefore, Louisiana is "must win" if we are to have a free hand to accomplish our goals and have any hope of saving our country from its vulnerability to a slide into irretrievable moral, intellectual and economic degradation.
3 posted on 11/10/2002 2:29:08 AM PST by elenchus
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To: elenchus
plus her daughters are cute :)
4 posted on 11/10/2002 3:16:00 AM PST by chasio649
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To: elenchus
Foster is trying to blackmail Presisent Bush and has not enforsed Terrell, he wants somethng he is not getting. My respect for Foster has decreased greatly.
5 posted on 11/10/2002 3:23:49 AM PST by gulfcoast6
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To: gulfcoast6
It's time for political hardball with Foster, and someone has to deliver the message loud and clear! There is more at stake here than his political vanity.
6 posted on 11/10/2002 3:27:32 AM PST by elenchus
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To: elenchus; PhiKapMom; Howlin
This is why I thought all that navel-gazing over dumping Lott was a waste of time.
7 posted on 11/10/2002 5:28:44 AM PST by GopherIt
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To: elenchus; patriciaruth; gulfcoast6
I attended a Republican Roundtable in Lake Charles, La. on Friday. This is a once-a-month luncheon of local republican minded people. The guest speaker was a strategist from the Louisiana GOP (first name Jason) and he detailed many of the facts concerning a minority senator in Washington. They, the Louisiana GOP, have several excellent tactics for mobilizing our base and getting the message out. I don't want to detail any here for fear of a "me too" by the demcrats.

One fact that favors us in this runoff is the fact that the election, being held on Saturday December 7, will most likely have a very low voter turnout. Our base of voters on the republican side are more likely to get out and vote than the Democratic base... I am very excited about the prospects of Terrel unseating the Hillary wanna-be.

Two peas in a pod.

Landrieu recently announced she was firing her Washington based set of campaign advisors. Her strategy is to do it the Louisian way (her description of the new strategy). During her 1996 election defeat of Woody Jenkins, that meant having dead people vote. A good article on the past election is located here http://americasfuture.net/1997/apr97/97-0427a.html

8 posted on 11/10/2002 5:30:13 AM PST by alligator
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To: alligator
First, your Republican Roundtables need to meet more often than monthly! ;>)
Second, to the extent that the GOP is getting a bad rub for 'attempts of outsiders to influence the state's political affairs': I've heard that Bubba has already paid a little visit to NO [I'll try to confirm that this week]. You need to watch the opposition like a hawk. 'Louisiana Way' is a smokescreen.
9 posted on 11/10/2002 5:45:12 AM PST by GopherIt
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To: elenchus
There is no telling what might happen if the Democrats win in South Dakota and in Louisiana: you will recall that we have another New England "Republican" Senator who is contemplating another Jeffords-style betrayal, threatening that if the Republican Senate goes too far in its conservative agenda he will leave the party and support the Democrats. If we win in Louisiana, the Republican majority will be secured even in the event of such a switch.

Not only that but--God forbid--a Republican senator from a state with a Rat governor die in office.

10 posted on 11/10/2002 6:25:38 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: patriciaruth
http://www.suzieterrell.com/

BTTT
11 posted on 11/10/2002 6:50:02 AM PST by Roscoe
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To: elenchus
Most excellent post bump.
12 posted on 11/10/2002 6:56:46 AM PST by .30Carbine
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To: .30Carbine; elenchus; Roscoe; patriciaruth; OldPossum; GopherIt; alligator; gulfcoast6; ...
Russert just announced that there will be a debate between Suzanne Haik Terrell and (RAT) Sen. Mary L. Landrieu during next week's Meet da Press.

Should be good...

13 posted on 11/10/2002 7:12:00 AM PST by Libloather
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To: elenchus
Hopefully, these angry Republicans will not be so selfish that they are willing to allow Louisiana to suffer because they are angry at the process. If they do, as Sen. Smith did in New Hampshire, and not support or help the Republican candidate, they will find themselves very unpopular in the next election.
14 posted on 11/10/2002 7:33:52 AM PST by ODDITHER
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To: ODDITHER
Boy, wouldn't you just love to hear what is really going on behind the "closed doors" of the Dem Party.

It now looks like the Party of "perfect" ladies and gentlemen.

Fool me twice, shame on me!!

15 posted on 11/10/2002 8:00:33 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: elenchus
Senator Landrieu supports the "Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women" (CEDAW). Despite its benign title, this is the bill intended to impose radical feminism globally through the fascists UN.

This woman has got to go.
16 posted on 11/10/2002 8:39:14 AM PST by Search4Truth
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To: ODDITHER
It's not Louisiana that's going to suffer--it's the conservative agenda and the fate of our country that's at stake in the election
17 posted on 11/10/2002 8:41:46 AM PST by elenchus
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To: elenchus
Foster's in his second term as governor and doesn't have any further political ambitions. Difficult to imagine what Bush or anyone else could do to play hardball with him. He's independent enough that any attempt would probably backfire.
18 posted on 11/10/2002 8:44:10 AM PST by kms61
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To: GopherIt
Thanks for reminding me about Bubba and his movements. His Royal Prickness is in the Bay Area today honoring a church for its 150 years anniversary.

It is a black church, of course, in San Francisco. Amos Brown, a pulpit radical if ever there was one, is the "Reverend" for this place.

Should be a real party goin' on there later. I wonder of Bubba is gonna hit North Beach or go smoke crack in Oakland, do a couple drive-bys?
19 posted on 11/10/2002 8:56:31 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: elenchus
chairman@rnc.org
20 posted on 11/10/2002 9:01:51 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: alligator; elenchus
Based upon the following Parish results it looks like a win is doable if the vote can be countered
in a few Parishes that seem to be strong for Landrieu... It will be interesting to see the strategy
as it developes...

Parish Results

Parish Raymond Brown John Cooksey Mary Landrieu Patrick E. "Live Wire" Landry James Lemann "Tony" Perkins Gary D. Robbins Ernest Edward Skillman, Jr. Suzanne Haik Terrell
Acadia, 65 of 65 358 2,516 6,991 67 19 2,001 26 29 4,619
Allen, 34 of 34 216 880 2,637 120 49 813 40 11 1,133
Ascension, 59 of 59 347 1,627 10,547 104 44 3,930 24 53 6,973
Assumption, 23 of 23 185 423 4,097 155 45 704 27 14 1,704
Avoyelles, 51 of 51 277 3,158 4,721 202 110 611 48 22 1,512
Beauregard, 47 of 47 198 1,258 2,692 118 32 1,958 17 13 1,919
Bienville, 29 of 29 131 838 2,573 101 40 283 17 8 1,086
Bossier, 55 of 55 384 4,580 10,871 227 61 2,307 41 18 8,504
Caddo, 152 of 152 1,900 8,830 36,767 253 83 4,255 79 82 18,045
Calcasieu, 110 of 110 1,665 4,635 24,073 251 82 8,917 107 70 13,126
Caldwell, 20 of 20 60 1,922 1,206 46 34 206 5 2 595
Cameron, 15 of 15 146 368 1,417 50 21 367 11 9 792
Catahoula, 34 of 34 144 1,772 1,898 87 54 220 34 10 505
Claiborne, 37 of 37 71 863 1,945 81 21 262 13 3 968
Concordia, 23 of 23 231 2,624 2,795 99 44 332 17 14 688
DeSoto, 46 of 46 154 971 3,642 105 16 415 17 13 1,747
East Baton Rouge, 298 of 298 1,863 8,606 55,609 298 105 21,186 117 86 34,421
East Carroll, 19 of 19 115 659 1,250 53 30 109 19 9 281
East Feliciana, 22 of 22 165 517 3,605 36 9 1,333 11 12 1,552
Evangeline, 61 of 61 264 2,242 3,971 185 97 728 43 19 2,144
Franklin, 33 of 33 120 2,211 2,134 69 59 427 22 6 1,246
Grant, 23 of 23 117 1,901 1,537 82 35 488 19 5 774
Iberia, 55 of 55 413 2,412 6,528 297 86 2,269 66 23 5,750
Iberville, 44 of 44 379 675 6,676 248 67 1,103 71 32 2,462
Jackson, 27 of 27 126 1,823 2,275 93 50 357 24 7 1,095
Jefferson, 261 of 261 1,092 11,647 48,207 396 118 7,199 129 120 47,291
Jefferson Davis, 45 of 45 228 1,070 3,397 105 45 1,174 21 10 2,118
Lafayette, 111 of 111 814 8,525 19,945 397 218 7,596 109 65 17,297
Lafourche, 66 of 66 405 1,957 11,621 283 126 1,992 57 29 7,400
LaSalle, 29 of 29 63 2,906 993 57 49 164 24 2 459
Lincoln, 45 of 45 173 3,569 4,786 121 42 986 21 10 2,373
Livingston, 53 of 53 467 2,564 8,801 237 78 6,775 44 24 8,591
Madison, 25 of 25 132 969 1,511 72 31 188 9 5 547
Morehouse, 32 of 32 150 3,040 3,251 106 74 543 37 8 1,369
Natchitoches, 54 of 54 222 1,784 4,945 146 55 931 21 10 2,145
Orleans, 442 of 442 2,468 4,469 94,811 480 218 2,455 166 138 21,170
Ouachita, 79 of 79 396 15,745 14,139 334 174 3,236 57 23 7,784
Plaquemines, 25 of 25 224 581 4,711 79 21 423 18 38 3,466
Pointe Coupee, 24 of 24 138 625 4,099 222 33 912 29 7 1,660
Rapides, 106 of 106 641 12,295 14,667 515 205 3,105 112 37 5,997
Red River, 20 of 20 114 387 1,926 105 28 231 21 14 749
Richland, 23 of 23 114 2,081 2,315 90 34 385 18 5 1,380
Sabine, 42 of 42 201 1,641 1,983 83 42 526 19 15 1,061
St. Bernard, 41 of 41 210 1,285 7,792 105 33 913 22 16 7,430
St. Charles, 46 of 46 208 1,505 6,034 168 42 823 31 19 5,187
St. Helena, 15 of 15 118 384 2,228 141 23 423 25 13 683
St. James, 28 of 28 227 461 5,035 174 27 563 31 12 1,799
St. John the Baptist, 36 of 36 213 607 5,892 324 57 1,095 34 12 3,063
St. Landry, 85 of 85 735 2,600 12,622 123 67 1,525 49 49 6,392
St. Martin, 47 of 47 340 1,764 6,075 270 79 1,560 36 27 3,405
St. Mary, 62 of 62 372 1,906 6,430 227 60 1,407 46 27 3,813
St. Tammany, 131 of 131 423 7,196 17,444 155 58 5,648 65 62 26,955
Tangipahoa, 80 of 80 448 2,533 10,448 138 50 2,354 43 90 8,284
Tensas, 27 of 27 43 568 913 40 19 127 3 2 351
Terrebonne, 103 of 103 506 2,239 10,833 283 83 2,176 56 44 8,157
Union, 46 of 46 122 2,810 2,263 67 44 414 11 5 1,290
Vermilion, 62 of 62 298 2,356 6,461 116 58 1,478 19 12 3,969
Vernon, 54 of 54 322 2,177 4,118 197 60 1,222 28 29 1,625
Washington, 54 of 54 281 1,316 5,391 242 84 890 42 25 3,047
Webster, 43 of 43 230 1,778 6,425 171 41 885 20 69 3,372
West Baton Rouge, 19 of 19 149 405 3,541 29 2 829 8 3 1,892
West Carroll, 18 of 18 51 1,441 889 49 46 180 7 6 656
West Feliciana, 22 of 22 88 469 2,061 116 17 594 8 7 1,003
Winn, 29 of 29 95 1,786 1,887 54 32 268 12 9 636

21 posted on 11/10/2002 9:40:45 AM PST by deport
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To: deport
Has anyone compiled cumulative numbers for all Republican/conservative candidates, and what can be reasonably expected? From your table, I cannot tell which will be backing Terrell.

I'd appreciate whatever link anyone can provide.
22 posted on 11/10/2002 9:47:23 AM PST by elenchus
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To: elenchus
There were two Democrats... Landrieu and Brown,
three independents... Landry, Lemman, Robbins
Four Republicans... Terrell, Cooksey, Perkins, Skillman


U. S. Senator
3,912 of 3,912 precincts reporting
Click here for Results by Parish
23,550 2% Raymond Brown -
171,752 14% John Cooksey -
573,347 46% Mary Landrieu -
10,444 1% Patrick E. "Live Wire" Landry -
3,866 0% James Lemann -
119,776 10% "Tony" Perkins -
2,423 0% Gary D. Robbins -
1,668 0% Ernest Edward Skillman, Jr. -
339,507 27% Suzanne Haik Terrell -



23 posted on 11/10/2002 9:55:25 AM PST by deport
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To: deport
Another take on the race from this article.........

[excerpt]

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Democrats have a longstanding formula for winning a statewide race: get 95 percent of the black vote and 30 percent of the white vote, and you're in.

But the only way that formula works is if Democrats can get high-profile black leaders to use their organizations to get black voters to the polls on behalf of their candidates.

That did not happen in Tuesday's U.S. Senate primary election and will be a key issue for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu to address if she hopes to retain her seat in the Dec. 7 runoff.

"If Mary had gotten the African-American vote that (U.S. Rep.) Chris John got, she would have won," said U.S. Sen. John Breaux, also a Democrat, in a post-election analysis.

To win in the runoff, Landrieu must meet with those black leaders who were lukewarm to her in the primary, Breaux said, specifically mentioning state Sens. Cleo Fields,

D-Baton Rouge, Greg Tarver, D-Shreveport, and Don Cravins, D-Lafayette.

Fields, who ran against Landrieu and beat her early in the 1993 governor's race, did nothing in the primary, and at this point says he's not sure what he will do with his organization in the runoff. "I don't know if I will be up and running on election day," Fields said.

His beef is that Landrieu and white Democrats in general "take the black vote for granted," Fields said. He also was turned off by Landrieu's running commercials talking about her support for Republican President George Bush.


24 posted on 11/10/2002 10:01:07 AM PST by deport
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To: deport
This is AMAZING!

According to the vote totals you provided above for Republicans:

14% John Cooksey
10% "Tony" Perkins
27% Suzanne Haik Terrell

the Republican votes total over 50% !!!!!

Every Republican and Conservative needs to get the information that this race is eminently winnable. I hope someone will make sure that this information gets to the press services and the Terrell campaign--and out to the public. I suspect that very few people know about these numbers.

Everyone send your contributions...the most you can! Time is short, so act now!
25 posted on 11/10/2002 10:11:08 AM PST by elenchus
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To: elenchus
How can you play political hardball with a man who has no desire to be in office in just over a year. He's done with public life as far as he's concerned. He doesn't care what threats are made.
26 posted on 11/10/2002 10:22:42 AM PST by Bogey78O
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To: deport
Having checked it LAndrieu really only took 18 parishes. The rest were Republican
27 posted on 11/10/2002 10:24:42 AM PST by Bogey78O
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To: elenchus
Coksey's throwing a temper tantrum and he's no longer for Terrell because someone launched an attack on him just before the election and for some reason with no proof he thinks Terrell was behind it.
28 posted on 11/10/2002 10:26:10 AM PST by Bogey78O
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To: elenchus

LOL... you can bet the campaigns in LA know what these numbers are. They aren't stupid or unaware of the situation. The major factor/key will be turnout and from what groups the turnout derives.

29 posted on 11/10/2002 10:29:16 AM PST by deport
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To: Bogey78O
That's not an unreasonable assumption on Cooksey's part. She was the one who stood to benefit.
30 posted on 11/10/2002 10:30:47 AM PST by kms61
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To: Bogey78O
I haven't checked it that way but I don't think she won 18 parishes when you combine all the Republican vote versus hers, did she?
31 posted on 11/10/2002 10:34:44 AM PST by deport
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To: deport
Landrieu only took the majority in about 18 parishes. The rest went Republican. Check it.
32 posted on 11/10/2002 10:38:28 AM PST by Bogey78O
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To: deport
"the key...will be turnout"

You are right. The thing that bothers me is that Terrell has no turnout operation that I am aware of. She did not even have an office in New Orleans in the primary. In 1996, when he narrowly missed defeating Landrieu, Woody Jenkins had a huge phone bank in New Orleans which turned out a great vote both in the primary and in the general election. As far as I know, none of the veterans of this GOTV effort have been approached by the Terrell campaign to replicate the effort for her. I think it is absolutely essential to offset the shenanigans by Foster and Cooksey. I wish they would make this move and quit worrying about these endorsements.

33 posted on 11/10/2002 10:38:52 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: kms61
Not really. The flyers were saying he was a closet Dem. An excellent strategy if you simply want to suppress turnout in areas he's strong in.
34 posted on 11/10/2002 10:39:50 AM PST by Bogey78O
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To: Brices Crossroads
Maybe Terrell will allow the NRC or some others to bring in support even if it is below the radar screen to help in this effort. I suspect turnout may not have been the big thing during the Nov. 5 race but rather just trying to hold on and get better name recognition. I suspect they knew that they couldn't win outright and were hoping for enough supporters of the other candidates to come out and force it to a runoff.

I'm not sure how national help/efforts will play this time. I'm sure some will help but then too much may turn off the voters. I suspect the voters don't want to feel like they are being exploited by either side.

35 posted on 11/10/2002 10:44:56 AM PST by deport
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To: deport
There is so little time for a national group to try to set up a phone bank operation. They do not really know Louisiana that well. If I were her, I would try to resurrect the old operation that almost did it for Jenkins and count on lower turnout and the presence of the President to make her invincible. I just don't think the national party can put together a ground operation in Louisiana, especially on short notice. Anyway, whatever Terrell decides, good luck to her!
36 posted on 11/10/2002 11:26:21 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: elenchus
Another article, which appeared in Sunday's New Orlean's paper.

http://www.nola.com/news/ataglance/t-p/nov10.ssf?/nov10/lasenate10.html
37 posted on 11/10/2002 12:00:56 PM PST by Gunder
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To: Gunder
Republican Gov. Mike Foster on Thursday refused to support the Republican challenger in her bid to unseat Mrs. Landrieu. Also, Republican Rep. John Cooksey, who finished third with 14 percent in Tuesday's election, has said he will not provide assistance to Mrs. Terrell's campaign.

What a bunch of babies. I swear, politicians are such pigs.

38 posted on 11/10/2002 12:10:11 PM PST by Wphile
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To: Wphile
Yeah, we've got some real pricks in our party, no doubt about it.
39 posted on 11/10/2002 2:40:38 PM PST by Gunder
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To: alligator
One fact that favors us in this runoff is the fact that the election, being held on Saturday December 7

Most of the Democrat base will be too hungover on a sat. to get out and vote.

40 posted on 11/10/2002 2:46:30 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: elenchus
8. The people of Louisiana would have to be out and out fools to knowingly choose to have a representative who will be ineffective in representing their interests in the government.

I can't go along with this entirely, because there was many a time I voted for a Republican candidate when Republicans were the minority in Congress. But I did so on the basis of principle. I don't think that applies in this case. Landrieu has been a political chameleon. Consequently, a vote for her is (a) unprincipled, (b) contrary to the political philosophy held by the majority of Louisianians, and (c) not bloody likely to get many favors from the Bush White House on behalf of Louisiana.

So if you want to be amoral, irrational, and downright stupid, vote Landrieu.

41 posted on 11/10/2002 2:46:41 PM PST by 537 Votes
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To: elenchus
"Everyone send your contributions...the most you can!"

I thought CFR kicked in after the Nov 5 election and that any new money for this campaign had to come from other leftover campaign funds from others in their respective parties. Someting to look into?
42 posted on 11/10/2002 3:20:55 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: elenchus
bump
43 posted on 11/10/2002 3:58:35 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: patriciaruth
Cooksey is an opthalmologist and should be commended for his charitable work in that field. He has no business in public life, he has neither the temperament nor the ability. This little, post election, hissy fit is but one more example of how very petulant and unsuitable he is. The RNSC endorsed Suzie Terrell. They know Dr Cooksey, they've worked with him and they chose Suzie Terrell. Clearly, they made the right decision. If the truth be known, apart from simply being a loser, that is no doubt at the heart of his pout.

Governor Foster endorsed Cooksey and both of them have behaved like children since the election. Foster said Thursday on his call-in radio show that he didn't like it when the RNSC did not consult with him before selecting a candidate and he didn't think they should have given all the money to one candidate. He said he thought they should have "spread" it around. (Ahem) He said he didn't like the negative ads they ran against Landrieu.... They ran ads about Landrieu's record and they compared her voting record with Hillarys (hee hee). The calls to him that hour were blistering, roughly 90% disagreed and chastised him severly. Governor Foster was a democrat until he decided to run for governor 8 years ago.

If either of these two cry babies cared about doing what is best for the state and the country they would be doing everything they could to defeat Landrieu. Why in God's name would they want to return a tax and spend democrat to Washington and to a Republican majority senate ?

44 posted on 11/10/2002 4:30:20 PM PST by Darlin'
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To: NYTexan
Campaign Finance Reform
45 posted on 11/10/2002 4:35:27 PM PST by deport
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To: deport
Thanks for the info.
Looks good for the GOP to dump a ton of money into this one!
46 posted on 11/10/2002 5:14:19 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: Search4Truth

CEDAW is like having NOW run the UN and the UN run America. It must be stopped.


47 posted on 11/10/2002 8:06:23 PM PST by WOSG
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To: elenchus
I agree, we need to elect another Repiublican. But I wish we could have elected a fine Conservative like Cooksey. Time and again, moderates are gettng first in line. It doesnt bode well for agressive conservative agendas.
48 posted on 11/10/2002 8:10:19 PM PST by WOSG
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To: ODDITHER; elenchus
Although others have already made the point, I'll repeat it. Neither Dr. Cooksey nor Governor Foster has any interest in running for any other office. Both are at that point in life where once they step from the spotlight, they aren't likely to return. Making threats against them or insulting them in any way is the stupidest thing that we could do. It won't change their positions and will only alienate their supporters.

Liberal Senator Landrieu
Bill

49 posted on 11/10/2002 8:37:28 PM PST by WFTR
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To: NYTexan
I thought CFR kicked in after the Nov 5 election and that any new money for this campaign had to come from other leftover campaign funds from others in their respective parties. Someting to look into?

Direct contributions to a campaign are "hard money" and not "soft money." You can always make a direct contribution to a candidate, and until campaign finance reform is overturned, we need to focus on finding good conservatives who need support and contributing directly to their campaigns.

WFTR
Bill

50 posted on 11/10/2002 8:39:26 PM PST by WFTR
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