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Terrell Wins Endorsement From Perkins.
The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/16/02 | Laura Maggi

Posted on 11/16/2002 8:02:31 PM PST by Sparta

Edited on 07/14/2004 12:59:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

BATON ROUGE -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Suzanne Haik Terrell won a key endorsement Friday that could help her efforts to unify the GOP base.

State Rep. Tony Perkins, who finished fourth in the Senate primary with 10 percent of the vote, announced he not only endorses Terrell but will actively campaign for her in the Dec. 7 runoff election against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. Since the primary more than a week ago, Perkins said he has been considering where Terrell stands on the issues to see how strongly he could embrace her candidacy.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: perkins; senaterace; terrell
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This is great news. This will help Terrell win the much-needed votes of social conservatives. Also puts more pressure on RINO Foster to endorse her.
1 posted on 11/16/2002 8:02:33 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Sparta
BUMP
2 posted on 11/16/2002 8:03:27 PM PST by Lady In Blue
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To: KQQL
fyi
3 posted on 11/16/2002 8:10:15 PM PST by Free the USA
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To: Sparta
Any recent polls from down there? Any idea which way the wind is blowing? You can bet your bottom dollar "Brown Roots" will have her multiple voting vans out in force.
4 posted on 11/16/2002 8:15:00 PM PST by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman
She expects if the worst happens on Dec. 7 and 50,000 of her black supporters stay home, she can still pull it out with a 100,000-vote plurality in Orleans Parish, where essentially only liberals are allowed to run. It was in Orleans Parish where the hated named "George Washington" was removed from a school because he was a "dead white slaveholder." People in New Orleans make the New York City voters seem also conservative in comparison.
5 posted on 11/16/2002 8:18:48 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Vigilanteman
I've seen everything from Landrieu leading 51% to I think 37% for Terrell. Other polls have it either as a dead heat or Terrell up slightly.
6 posted on 11/16/2002 8:19:13 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Sparta
Let's not forget to contribute:

Contribute to Suzanne Haik Terrell

7 posted on 11/16/2002 8:32:11 PM PST by ConservativeLawyer
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To: Sparta
What the hell does the Governor plan to do about vote fraud in Orleans Parish. Mary stole one election there already.
8 posted on 11/16/2002 8:40:09 PM PST by cpdiii
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To: All
I was a Republican (80) before I became religious (83), and I know that there are Republicans who are not pro-Christian, but the GOP is still the best vehicle to advance our views on gov't policy. It sure as h--- ISN'T the Dems, that's for certain. I would not have voted for Terrell in the primary, but regardless of whether or not my primary choice makes it to the general election or not, I always vote for the GOP candidate. If you are in Louisiana, and either conservative, religious, or both (like me), turn out and defeat that black-eyed blonde. Terrell will definitely help Bush and the Republicans. As for ML, let's give her the mother of all retirement parties.....
9 posted on 11/16/2002 8:40:16 PM PST by Malcolm
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To: Sparta
Carl Cameron of FOX news reported earlier today that Terrell leads by 6 points and that Bush will be in town close to the election to help her cause
10 posted on 11/16/2002 8:42:26 PM PST by MTCJK
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To: cpdiii
In Louisiana, the RINO party establishment and the populist Dummycrat establishment look out for each other. Does that answer your question?
11 posted on 11/16/2002 8:43:46 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Sparta
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu stole the last election---plain and simple. I wonder what the Dems are contemplating right now. If they are planning on committing voter fraud in LA again this December, there are several factors working against them:

1. The whole electorate can focus on just this race, since it is a runoff
2. It will be harder for the media to obscure irregularities in LA because of #1
3. The Dems have already lost Sentate majority status, so they have to weigh the risks of voter fraud in this case
4. Because of Landrieu's shennanigans last time, local parishes are watching very closely

I still think there will be massive attempts at corruption. But, we will have to see.

12 posted on 11/16/2002 8:45:30 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Sparta
the poll your mentioning if from SLU and it was of registered voters...not likely voters. The only other poll was a Republican insider poll that showed Landrieu up by 7%

To be honest its been pretty ho-hum, I expect things to pick up when Cheney(next week in north Louisiana) and Bush arrive here
13 posted on 11/16/2002 8:45:33 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: MTCJK
What poll had Terrell up by 6 points?
15 posted on 11/16/2002 8:50:07 PM PST by For the Unborn
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To: Sparta
Terrell has an up-hill battle...but this is definitely good news.
16 posted on 11/16/2002 8:52:44 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Harvestmoon
RINO Mike Foster didn't critcize Terrell's mudslinging against Cooksey when he first refused to endorse Terrell. He came out and defended Landrieu. Foster only became a Republican in 1995 because the Democratic field for governor became overcrowded. He defended Sick Willy during impeachment. He supported Amendment Two (written by another RINO) which raised income and property taxes. Foster should be ashamed of himself for letting his ego get in the way of another Republican gain.
17 posted on 11/16/2002 8:54:16 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Harvestmoon
Terrell's "attack ads" consisted of explaining that Mary voted to raise taxes (she did) and that she voted for taxpayer funded abortions (she did). Terrell also promised to vote against increasing taxes, against abortion, and with President Bush. Since when is accurately stating your opponent's actions a "negative attack ad"? Nobody has yet said they weren't true, just that they were "negative". And since when is explaining how you will perform if elected "no platform"?
O2
18 posted on 11/16/2002 8:57:13 PM PST by omegatoo
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To: Harvestmoon
Harvestmoon signed up 2002-11-17.

Hi disruptor. Enjoy your brief stay on FreeRepublic.
19 posted on 11/16/2002 9:01:20 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Harvestmoon
If there were very many Republicans that thought like you, the Senate would be 100-0 Democratic. That is an amazingly naive, not mention defeatist, attitude.
20 posted on 11/16/2002 9:01:38 PM PST by crasher
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To: Admin Moderator
Harvestmoon signed up 2002-11-17.

I think we might have a disruptor on our hands.
21 posted on 11/16/2002 9:02:36 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Malcolm
As for ML, let's give her the mother of all retirement parties.....

LOL! We're working hard to bring this about. Was at Terrell headquarters this afternoon, as was Patriot1, and I can tell you taht there is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for her campaign. For many of us, it's almost a religious crusade. We are determined to defeat Mary Landrieu and will work tirelessly until Dec. 7 to bring about a Suzie Terrell victory!

22 posted on 11/16/2002 9:04:33 PM PST by newslady
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To: newslady
Awesome! I'm proud to say -- I sent my contribution to the Terrell campaign last week. And the check's already been cashed.

Everyone, don't forget to watch the debate on MTP tomorrow.
23 posted on 11/16/2002 9:13:39 PM PST by Gunder
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To: Harvestmoon
Harvestmoon signed up 2002-11-17.
This account has been banned.

LOL!!!
24 posted on 11/16/2002 9:27:07 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Harvestmoon; Patriot1; ForGod'sSake; blam; 4ConservativeJustices; CholeraJoe; Landru; ...
John Cooksey, a completely pro-life Republican (which Susie Terrell isn't)

Harvestmoon, you are dead wrong about this. I am also from Louisiana, and I have attended a number of forums at which Suzie Terrell has emphatically stated that she is a practicing Catholic and has always been pro-life, and she will be a pro-life Senator and will vote for pro-life legislation. By the way, Cooksey supports exclusions from pro-life legislation for the "health of the mother," which is really unacceptable to most pro-lifers. Suzie does not support this exclusion. Mary Landrieu, on the other hand, supports abortion on demand. There is just no comparison between these two candidates. Suzie has Louisiana values and Mary doesn't.

Susie's entire campaign against Mary was attack ads and no platform.

I would in no way consider the anti-Mary Landrieu ads sponsored by the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee as "attack" ads. These ads mostly talked about Mary Landrieu's voting record, which I consider fair game. And the commercial that Gov. Foster complained about criticized Mary for building a mansion in DC. This is hardly an "attack" ad. These ads were so mild that I can't believe that anyone could get upset about them. By the way, Suzie's legislative agenda is just fine with me--to support the Bush agenda when it does not conflict with Louisiana. Suzie is pro-life, anti-tax, pro second amendment, pro ANWR drilling, pro strict-constructionist judges, etc. This sounds great to me!

25 posted on 11/16/2002 9:29:04 PM PST by newslady
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To: newslady
Harvestmoon signed up 2002-11-17.

Does that answer your question about Harvestmoon?
26 posted on 11/16/2002 9:31:39 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Sparta
that was fast - too bad you have to pull their post - you cant help but want to see disruptor blather.
27 posted on 11/16/2002 9:32:27 PM PST by corkoman
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To: omegatoo
Since when is accurately stating your opponent's actions a "negative attack ad"? Nobody has yet said they weren't true, just that they were "negative".

Well said, omegatoo. There was absolutely nothing in the ads that wasn't true--I guess the truth hurts!

28 posted on 11/16/2002 9:32:46 PM PST by newslady
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To: newslady
Go Suzie Go!
29 posted on 11/16/2002 9:38:29 PM PST by blam
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To: newslady
This sounds great to me!

She sounds like a winner to me too, newslady. Also sounds like the campaign is building up a head of steam. I'm working on a jpeg I think you'll like. If I finish it this evening, er, tonight, I'll post it here...

FGS

30 posted on 11/16/2002 9:51:47 PM PST by ForGod'sSake
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To: newslady
Thanks newslady,
I'm going to try to get to the headquarters Monday morning after I drop the freeplet off at school. Maybe I'll see you there.
O2
31 posted on 11/16/2002 9:53:03 PM PST by omegatoo
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To: omegatoo
I'm going to try to get to the headquarters Monday morning after I drop the freeplet off at school. Maybe I'll see you there. O2

You might see Patriot1 there, but I will be working during the day, unfortunately, and won't be able to help at Terrell Headquarters until after work. Tell your adorable little freeplet hello for us. I guess she has grown a lot since the last time we saw her at last year's Veteran's Day ceremony at Tulane University.

32 posted on 11/16/2002 9:58:37 PM PST by newslady
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To: newslady
Well, if the construction has traffic on Clearview tied up as badly as it did last week, you might still get there before me. Yep, Freeplet is growing like a weed...it seems like longer than a year has gone by, tho. Oh, well, I'm off to bed now. Night all.
O2
33 posted on 11/16/2002 10:24:33 PM PST by omegatoo
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To: Sparta
Spectacular news. Having the preferred "Christian" candidate endorse Terrell certainly will complicate ML's problems. I hope they ALL turn out for this extremely important runoff. I'll be praying with them.
34 posted on 11/16/2002 10:29:15 PM PST by AFPhys
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To: cpdiii; newslady
What the hell does the Governor plan to do about vote fraud in Orleans Parish. Mary stole one election there already.

One reform in our voting procedure is that every voter must show a photo ID in order to vote. It's not a big guarantee, but it's something. Mrs. Terrell has been election commissioner for the past few years. She talks about cutting staff, cutting costs, and eliminating the office, but I suspect that she may have also taken some steps to eliminate election fraud. It would be funny if she were the first candidate to benefit from the steps she took to eliminate fraud. If we have a clean election here, it might be more about what Mrs. Terrell has done as election commissioner than anything that the governor has done. If anyone can confirm or refute this guess, I'd love to hear it confirmed or refuted.

WFTR
Bill

35 posted on 11/16/2002 10:50:26 PM PST by WFTR
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To: Sparta
I had seen a couple of houses around here with Perkins signs before November 5. I was going to offer them some of my Terrell signs anyway, but this will only make it easier. I went looking for one of these houses this afternoon. It was a good location, and I was certain that I would recognize it. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Maybe I'll try again next week. I'm hoping to meet with some Perkins supporters Monday night, and I'll try to get them to take signs.

WFTR
Bill

36 posted on 11/16/2002 10:55:50 PM PST by WFTR
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To: WFTR; newslady; cpdiii; Patriot1; blam
This lady(?) steal an election.....BAH!

FGS

38 posted on 11/17/2002 12:21:58 AM PST by ForGod'sSake
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To: Sparta
Does Foster expect ever to get elected to anything again as a Republican?
39 posted on 11/17/2002 12:53:56 AM PST by fortheDeclaration
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To: fortheDeclaration
Does Foster expect ever to get elected to anything again as a Republican?

In August, Karl Rove practically begged Governor Foster to run for this very seat because he was seen as the only Republican who would be almost certain to beat Mary Landrieu. When he refused, I remember many Republicans moaning and crying that the seat was certain to remain in Democrat hands.

Governor Foster refused to run because he's reached that age when he wants to hunt, fish, and enjoy his family. He certainly never expects to be elected to anything again as a member of any party because he's ready to leave politics. These constant threats of electoral retribution against him would be comical if they weren't so counterproductive.

Again folks, it's time to get past this defeatist attitude that Governor Foster's endorsement is all that important. If you've listened to what he's said, his real problem is with the NRSC and not with Mrs. Terrell. He's wrong to express his disagreement with the NRSC in a way that reflects badly on Mrs. Terrell, but it's over and done. We still have a great candidate who can win voters on her own merits without his endorsement. We should focus on that fact and not worry about other distractions.

WFTR
Bill

40 posted on 11/17/2002 1:07:52 AM PST by WFTR
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So Foster is a lame duck?

Then the heck with him.

Thanks for the information.

41 posted on 11/17/2002 1:10:38 AM PST by fortheDeclaration
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To: SkyPilot
All of the GOP strongholds in LA should hold off reporting their vote totals, so the RATS don't know how many voyes to manufacture, like in SD.
42 posted on 11/17/2002 3:34:04 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited
My 2¢.

A Terrel win could convince Zell to come on over. It may even make old Breaux think about taking an administration job.

43 posted on 11/17/2002 5:26:19 AM PST by Credo
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To: Sparta
She signed up because because of a Harry Potter conversation that was taking place. She happens to be a practicing Wiccan ( I am not, and she is not my friend.)

People were saying that witches are not real. I happened to know where some posted, so I gave people from Freerepublic the link.

That's how it happened. She's may not agree with you, but she isn't a disrupter.
44 posted on 11/17/2002 6:17:07 AM PST by Jael
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To: corkoman
She signed up because because of a Harry Potter conversation that was taking place. She happens to be a practicing Wiccan ( I am not, and she is not my friend.)

People were saying that witches are not real. I happened to know where some posted, so I gave people from Freerepublic the link.

That's how it happened. She's may not agree with you, but she isn't a disrupter.

She certainly believes now that Freerepublic isn't a forum for Free speech.
45 posted on 11/17/2002 6:19:33 AM PST by Jael
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To: ForGod'sSake
Sen. Mary Landrieu yukking it up at her ’96 victory celebration in New Orleans. Show here surrounded by many of the voters who turned out at the 11 hour to put her over the top. She stated, “Things just seemed to come alive right at the end.” (Note: Mary is shown in a grave yard)

FGS, you have outdone yourself in this post. I am laughing my head off. The sad thing is that it’s true. It will, however, be more difficult for her to pull this off again, since poll workers are required to ask for picture IDs to vote. The Republican Party is also recruiting poll watchers, but my understanding is that they have to be registered to vote in Louisiana. I know that you and some other out-of-state FReepers had shown some interest in coming to Louisiana to be poll watchers, but apparently they won’t be allowed. Thanks for the offer, though.

46 posted on 11/17/2002 6:34:51 AM PST by newslady
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To: WFTR
We still have a great candidate who can win voters on her own merits without his endorsement. We should focus on that fact and not worry about other distractions.

You are very right, WFTR. The Terrell campaign is energized, and most voters that I have spoken to are keenly aware of the importance of this election. If we don't beat pro-abortion, pro-tax and very liberal (pretending to be moderate only in election years) Mary this time, we'll have her around for the next 30 years. Ugh! We are determined to defeat her, and I think we can! On to victory!

47 posted on 11/17/2002 6:40:28 AM PST by newslady
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To: Sparta; yall
Learn more about Suzie and donate on line here

Let's get it done. JL

48 posted on 11/17/2002 9:49:27 AM PST by lodwick
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To: Sparta
Who is harvestmoon? What did harvestmoon write on this forum that caused him to be banned? When did he write this objectionable material? Why is harvestmoon all of a sudden mentioned without information on what he said?
49 posted on 11/17/2002 11:43:40 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: fortheDeclaration
Foster is over 70, I think, and he has no further political aspirations. He spends a lot of time hunting in south LA. He does not even like to leave the state. He won't even go into north LA, as I understand it. Democrats already expected to take the governorship in 2003 with Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco.
50 posted on 11/17/2002 11:45:39 AM PST by Theodore R.
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