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  • Joseph Cao officially enters race for David Vitter's Senate seat

    03/02/2016 8:09:18 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies ^ | March 01, 2016 | Richard Rainey
    At a far lower decibel range than most of Super Tuesday's primary battles, a former New Orleans congressman made an announcement few would find surprising. Joseph Cao is running for the U.S. Senate. Cao's official entrance into the race dovetails neatly with the sentiments of a private holiday email he sent to family and friends in December. "Sen. (David) Vitter will not be running for re-election, so this is a great opportunity to have a Vietnamese-American/Asian-American voice in the U.S. Senate," Cao wrote.
  • Donald Trump prompts protest from New Orleans musicians, magazine reports

    03/02/2016 7:40:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | March 2, 2016 | Richard Rainey
    Donald Trump's rally at Lakefront Airport Friday (March 4) doesn't have everyone in New Orleans singing a happy tune. The music magazine Offbeat reports that a group of local musicians plan to protest Trump over his promises to deport 11 million undocumented workers and ban Muslims from traveling to the United States, among other policy proposals, by conducting a second line parade at the airport's entrance. Trump is due in New Orleans to attempt to drum up support before Louisiana's March 5 presidential primary on Saturday....
  • Senate rejects Paul's crackdown on refugees

    12/05/2015 7:31:17 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-3-2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Thursday rejected a push by Sen. Rand Paul to tie a battle over accepting refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks to an ObamaCare repeal bill. Senators voted 10-89 on the amendment from the Kentucky Republican, who is running for president. Sixty votes were needed for the amendment to be adopted. Republicans Sens. John Barrasso (Wyo.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), David Vitter (La.) and Paul supported the amendment. Paul's amendment would place a "pause" on issuing visas to more...
  • Lafayette congressman to seek Senate Seat (Louisiana)

    11/23/2015 5:34:21 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Houma Today ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jacob Batte
    U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany announced today he will seek the Senate seat that failed gubernatorial candidate David Vitter will leave open next fall. Boustany, a Republican, represents Acadiana and Morgan City. He will formally announce his candidacy at an event in Lafayette at a later date.
  • David Vitter somehow manages to lose the Louisiana governor’s office

    11/22/2015 10:43:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Democrat John Bel Edwards took a victory lap last night after winning Louisiana’s gubernatorial race by a wide margin. While things had looked pretty good for Republican Senator David Vitter a couple of months ago, in the end it really wasn’t even close. (New York Times) With a victory that defied political geography and near universal predictions from just months earlier, a previously little-known Democrat, State Representative John Bel Edwards, soundly defeated United States Senator David Vitter in a runoff election on Saturday to become the next governor of Louisiana.Mr. Edwards won 56 percent of the vote with virtually...
  • Vitter retirement shakes up Louisiana Senate race (Maness for Senate!!)

    11/22/2015 8:03:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 11/22/15 | Kevin Robillard
    Following his defeat to Democrat John Bel Edwards in Saturday's Louisiana gubernatorial election, GOP Sen. David Vitter announced that he will retire from the Senate next year, ensuring another busy year of campaigning in a state with no shortage of ambitious politicians. Vitter's exit will set up an open-seat race in 2016, and the Republican side of the field is chock-full of potential candidates: GOP Reps. Charles Boustany and John Fleming, state Treasurer John Kennedy, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle could all make bids. The Democratic picture is less clear: New Orleans Mayor...
  • Louisiana to choose governor today

    11/21/2015 9:04:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies ^ | Updated 11/21 2015 10:22AM | Nancy Cook
    Today, Louisianans are going to the polls to decide who will lead the state for the next four years. In what was arguably the state's most interesting primary elections since 1987, state Rep. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter ended up in the top two slots in the Oct. 24 primary election. Edwards finished in first place among the four gubernatorial candidates receiving votes in the double digits in that primary election, garnering 40 percent of the vote - almost double those of his nearest contender, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who received 23 percent. Back in May a...
  • Republican Lt. Gov. Endorses Vitter’s Democratic Rival (Vitter in trouble)

    Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a Republican who was eliminated from the state's gubernatorial race in the jungle primary last month, has endorsed Democrat John Bel Edwards over Republican Sen. David Vitter. Dardenne announced his support for Edwards at a news conference at Louisiana State University on Thursday, a day after the Vitter campaign rolled out an endorsement of its own from former Republican Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster. The race has split Team Dardenne, which, along with supporters of Republican Scott Angelle, came up short in the October primary. Earlier this month, Dardenne's spokeswoman, Marsanne Golsby, announced her support for...
  • David Vitter for Governor!!!

    11/21/2015 8:45:20 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    Folks in Louisiana, turnout today, Saturday, November 21, 2015, and vote for David Vitter to become the next Governor of Louisiana!!! Casting a vote for Obamabot, Democrat, John Bel Edwards is the same as casting a vote for failed...Hate America, POTUS Barack Hussein (Muslim Brotherhood Adoree) Obama. Edwards will just be another rubber stamp vote for the would be destroyer of the American Republic, Barack Hussein Obama. you vote, Obama is bad mouthing America & all Americans in Malaysia while having a ball....while ISIS murder & mayhem goes forward, unchecked!!! Please send Obama a clear message from the people...
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune endorses David Vitter for Louisiana Governor [Vanity]

    11/20/2015 9:56:23 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 10 replies
    Looking at the table of election recommendations published in today's edition of The Times-Picayune, I was surprised to see the newspaper has endorsed David Vitter for Governor. The T-P isn't exactly a right-wing rag. The only other newspaper in the city is the New Orleans edition of The Advocate. I don't know if an endorsement was made, but the paper is owned by Democrat businessman John Georges.
  • Poll: Vitter riding typhoon with Syria Refugee issue, down by only 4 against Edwards (47%-43%)

    The Fat Lady ain't singing. Not yet. Shades of the 1993 election in which Mary Landrieu rode the wave of the Sugar crises in South America, David Vitter, behind in the polls, all runoff season, is building a typhoon over the international Paris terrror crises. In the last poll of the runoff, John C. Convillion of JMC Analytics notes the race has now dropped to 4 percent difference. Weeks ago, Edwards led by 22 points.
  • Saturday Election in Louisiana, Vote Republican it is Important

    11/19/2015 5:27:25 AM PST · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Nov 19, 2015
    Saturday is election day in Louisiana. The Rats are about to steal the governor's office with the active help of a number of Republicraps such as the current LT Gov. and a number of sheriffs around the state. The rat candidate is a leftist John Williams who is draping himself in the flag as he graduate from West Point. David Vitter obviously scares many local politicians. That is a good reason to vote for him. Freepers get out and vote and voter for Vitter.
  • John Bel Edwards Won’t Say He’ll Fight Syrian Refugee Placement #LAGov

    11/16/2015 7:29:18 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 23 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 16, 2015 | Joe Cunningham
    All weekend long and well throughout the day today, the topic of conversation has been on the attacks in Paris. Here in Louisiana, perhaps more than anywhere else, there is a strong connection with the French: It’s in our culture, it’s the basis of a (rapidly dying) local language, and it is where we as a state came from. The Paris attacks have now given way to a broader U.S. conversation about the acceptance of Syrian refugees, and several states, including Louisiana, have said “No, we’re not cooperating on this.” But, do you know who is okay with accepting Syrian...
  • Another Poll Has The Governor’s Race At 48-42 For Edwards (Vitter closing the gap?)

    This one is by RRH Elections, which is an offshoot polling operation of Red Racing Horses - a political junky blog we frequent often. They've decided to take up collections from their readers and poll races, and the LAGOV race is the latest project within that effort. The poll is an IVR, which is a robopoll, and the sample size is 359 voters. It was apparently taken in two tranches - Nov. 12 and last night. That's not great, but there is some method to the madness here which might offer some credibility to the results. From the poll memo...
  • With Louisiana Polls Predicting a Loss, David Vitter Confronts His Prostitution Scandal Head-On

    11/17/2015 7:08:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/17/2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana -- With a loud crunch, the SUV carrying Senator David Vitter and his wife, Wendy, backed into the sedan his staffer was driving. Both cars hastily pulled back into their opposite parking spaces in the lot of the Bayou Church in Lafayette, and everyone got out to survey the scene. Vitter looked first at the dent in the back of the SUV he had been in, and then he walked over to survey the damage done to his staffer's car. When it was clear all were unscathed, everyone got back in their cars and went on their...
  • [Louisiana] Democrat Edwards wants the state "to be partners in effort to accommodate refugees"

    11/17/2015 6:03:27 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 36 replies ^ | November 16, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Louisiana Democrat gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards says, if elected, he hopes to engage with the “federal authorities” and be partners in the effort to “accommodate” the Syrian “refugees who are fleeing from religious persecution.” Edwards – who is running against GOP candidate Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) – wrote on his Facebook page: As governor, I will continue to be an active participant in the ongoing conversation with federal authorities so that we can be partners in the effort to both accommodate refugees who are fleeing from religious persecution and ensure that all our people are safe.
  • [Gubernatorial runoff] David Vitter picks up endorsement from Louisiana's largest business group

    11/12/2015 6:11:59 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 2 replies ^ | November 11, 2015 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Less than 10 days before the gubernatorial election, U.S. Sen. David Vitter has picked up the endorsement of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, arguably the state's most powerful lobbying entity. LABI's endorsement in a gubernatorial campaign is fairly rare and -- in this case -- appears to be as much about concerns over state Rep. John Bel Edwards, the Democrat in the race, as it is about Vitter, a Republican. The organization has only endorsed in three gubernatorial elections in the last 35 years, according to Stephen Waguespack, LABI's president. The organization backed former Gov. Dave Treen over...
  • Attack ad slams Vitter for choosing 'prostitutes over patriots' (Edwards gets down and dirty)

    The latest attack ad targeting Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) in the Louisiana gubernatorial race claims that he chose "prostitutes over patriots." The 30-second spot contrasts Vitter with opponent Louisiana state Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) on their commitment to the armed forces. "The choice for governor couldn't be more clear: John Bel Edwards, who answered our country's call and served as a Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division," the ad begins, "or David Vitter, who answered a prostitute's call minutes after he skipped a vote honoring 28 soldiers who gave their lives in defense of freedom." "David Vitter chose prostitutes...
  • Louisiana November 21 Gubernatorial Runoff: Republican Dardenne to Endorse Democrat Edwards

    11/05/2015 6:09:47 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 31 replies ^ | November 4, 2015 |
    NEW ORLEANS - Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, a fourth-place finisher in the recent gubernatorial primary, will endorse Democrat John Bel Edwards for governor over Republican David Vitter, sources tell Eyewitness News. Dardenne is expected to make the announcement official at an event Thursday at LSU in Baton Rouge, sources told WWL-TV and The Advocate. Dardenne jousted bitterly with U.S. Senator Vitter in the primary election. "It's not that big of a surprise, but it's a huge endorsement for Edwards," said WWL-TV political analyst Clancy DuBos. Edwards had just about 40 percent of the vote in the primary to run...
  • Bobby Jindal not ready to endorse David Vitter for governor

    10/30/2015 2:19:00 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/30/15 | David Weigel
    Three weeks before Louisiana voters decide who will replace Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), the outgoing Republican is offering no advice on who to support.