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  • Jonathan Perry (R) Wins District 26 Senate Seat (GOP wins control of Louisiana State Senate)

    02/19/2011 7:45:35 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 31 replies
    KLFY ^ | 2/19/11
    State Representative Jonathan Perry wins a close race for the District 26 Senate seat against Nathan Granger. With all precincts reporting, Perry edges out Granger by two percentage points. Nathan Granger (D)--49%; 9,491 Jonathon Perry (R)--51%; 10,179
  • Cao Is No Goner (Louisiana update)

    10/25/2010 6:34:25 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 126 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 21, 2010 | Quin Hillyer
    Here is the situation on the ground. Before the campaign really heated up, Cao actually led the polls by a wide margin, because his hard work and sincerity have made him very popular among all races and ethnicities in the New Orleans area. Once the campaign heated up and he was re-identified in the black community as a Republican, he dropped behind. But internal polls -- and my own anecdotal sources, as a native New Orleanian and veteran of New Orleans politics -- show him now within a typical survey's margin of error. He also has momentum. National Democrats, thinking...
  • Kristian Magar, My Pick For the U.S. Third Congressional District Of Louisiana

    06/09/2010 8:34:33 PM PDT · by Uncle Sham · 34 replies · 296+ views
    Self ^ | June 9th, 2010 | Uncle Sham
    As a long-time Freeper, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce someone to my fellow Freepers whom I consider to be the best candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives Third Congressional District of Louisiana. His name is Kristian Magar of New Iberia. Kristian is a normal, everyday, God-fearing, hard-working, law abiding, intelligent person. He has never run for political office and has no desire for a long political career. He is simply fed up just like the rest of us over what has transpired in Washington D.C. and has decided to step forward on behalf of...
  • Joseph Cao Poll Shows Big Lead

    07/12/2010 6:49:14 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 57 replies
    Hotline On Call (National Journal) ^ | July 12, 2010 | Reid Wilson
    Conventional wisdome suggests Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) is the most vulnerable GOPer in Congress, seeking re-election in a heavily African-American district in which any scandal-free Dem should easily top half the vote. But conventional wisdom has been wrong before, and a new poll for Cao's campaign hopes to prove it wrong again. Cao led state Rep. Cedric Richmond (D) by a 51%-26% margin, according to a survey conducted May 27-June 2 by LA pollster Verne Kennedy. Cao leads Richmond by a 67%-13% margin among white voters, and by a narrower 39%-36% margin among African American voters. That African American vote...
  • Breathless Louisiana Dems Attempt To Tar Vitter For O’Keefe Caper

    01/26/2010 8:40:42 PM PST · by Hayrider · 22 replies · 1,131+ views
    The Hayride ^ | 1/26/2010 | MacAoidh
    As the ever-more-curious James O’Keefe arrest story continues to develop, the Louisiana Democrat Party has now weighed in with a reliably breathless, stupid and illogical statement. In a release late this afternoon, acting state party head Michael McHale said the following… “This is a Louisiana Watergate. Louisiana families are shocked and outraged that these men would break the law to carry out their political agenda with this Watergate-like break-in and attempted wiretapping. Given his ties to some of the players involved, Sen. Vitter should immediately denounce the actions of these four men and anyone who may have instigated, supported or...
  • [DingBat Media] GOP [Ma.] win may cost La. $300 million

    01/22/2010 1:48:05 AM PST · by topher · 20 replies · 1,015+ views
    WBRZ Channel 2 - The Morning Advocate ^ | Jan 22, 2010 | GERARD SHIELDS
    WASHINGTON — The win on Tuesday by a Republican in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race could be expensive for Louisiana — $300 million to be exact. That’s how much Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu secured in the U.S. Senate version of the Democratic health-care bill for the state’s health insurance program for the poor. The money was to be used to help fill a gap the state faces because of a federal funding formula that penalizes Louisiana because “per capita income” rose during the infusion of insurance and federal government money to help rebuild after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Landrieu...
  • Sending Out Request to Louisiana Freepers: David Vitter Needs Our Help to Stop Hate Campaign

    10/27/2009 7:39:34 PM PDT · by StJacques · 10 replies · 971+ views ^ | October 22, 2009 | Stephen Sabludowsky
    I am now very afraid of David Vitter. I am also very ashamed. I have publically wondered why the Democrats, the GOP, David Vitter and US Senate hopeful—Congressman Charlie Melancon had not given a statement concerning the very controversial and embarrassing Justice Bardwell incident. The Democrats and Melancon have since made comments denouncing the actions of the Louisiana Justice of the Peace. Today, for really the first time ever, I am serious beginning to question whether David Vitter is not a completely racially insensitive and not playing to the most ugly element of our state’s population for the purpose of...
  • Jindal: Yes to Obama, No to Vitter

    10/03/2009 2:52:02 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 45 replies · 2,251+ views
    WGNO 26 ^ | October 2, 2009 | Jeff Crouere
    Several months ago, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was the hot ticket in the Republican Party. Unfortunately, he bombed when giving the GOP response to President Obama's address to Congress in February. Now, he is registering at the bottom of the pack among potential GOP presidential hopefuls. At the recent Values Voters Summit hosted by the Family Research Council in Washington D.C., Jindal finished seventh with only 5% of the vote. With such lackluster results, Jindal is revamping his strategy. In an interview with Politico, Jindal recommended that Republicans work with President Obama to find compromise on the issue of health...
  • General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race?

    08/29/2009 5:32:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 75 replies · 3,084+ views
    Bayou Buzz ^ | August 28, 2009 | Christopher Tidmore
    In a breaking story, The Louisiana Weekly and have learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent David Vitter. Honore, a Republican since the Reagan Administration and a registered Louisiana voter from his Zachary home, has spoken to friends and supporters in the last two weeks signaling that he is, according to one, "more than 50% sure that he will run." The news comes mere hours after Third District Congressman Charlie Melancon announced his firm intention to be the Democratic challenger to David...
  • General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race?

    08/28/2009 7:33:57 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 21 replies · 1,281+ views ^ | 08/28/09 | Christopher Tidmore
    In a breaking story, The Louisiana Weekly and have learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent David Vitter. Honore, a Republican since the Reagan Administration and a registered Louisiana voter from his Zachary home, has spoken to friends and supporters in the last two weeks signaling that he is, according to one, "more than 50% sure that he will run." The news comes mere hours after Third District Congressman Charlie Melancon announced his firm intention to be the Democratic challenger to David...
  • "All He Has To Say Is 'Stuck on Stupid', And (Senator) Vitter Is Toast."

    08/29/2009 11:49:44 AM PDT · by Quaker · 35 replies · 1,399+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 29, 2009 | George
    Retired Lt.General Russell Honore is considering running in a primary race against Senator David Vitter (R – Louisiana).
  • Melancon: Louisiana deserves better than Vitter (announces Senate candidacy)

    08/27/2009 5:46:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 1,424+ views
    WWL Radio AM870 FM 105.3 ^ | August 27, 2009 | Dave Cohen
    Congressman Charlie Melancon today made official what has been anticipated for some time. He's running for U.S. Senate. "I'm announcing my candidacy for the U.S. Senate to replace David Vitter," Melancon said in a Youtube video he emailed to supporters. He describes himself as an anti-abortion, pro-gun centrist and a member of the "Blue Dog'' caucus of fiscally conservative Democrats in Congress. He doesn't attack Vitter in the announcement, but does say, "Louisiana deserves better." He adds that Louisiana needs "more honest" leadership. Melancon never specifically mentions Vitter's admitted "very serious sin" after his number showed up on the DC...
  • Stormy Daniels charged in domestic violence case (Possible LA 2010 US Senate candidate)

    07/30/2009 2:34:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies · 3,047+ views
    WWL ^ | Posted: Wednesday, 29 July 2009 1:20PM
    The adult film actress is considering a campaign for U.S. Senate against Louisiana's David Vitter. Police in Tampa Florida say she was charged with a misdemeanor over the weekend.
  • Porn star mulling La. Senate race has a tough week.

    07/29/2009 7:26:32 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 34 replies · 4,470+ views
    AP ^ | July 29 2009 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS — It's been a tough week for porn actress Stormy Daniels — complete with a domestic violence charge and a car explosion — as she continues to mull a U.S. Senate bid that could make life uncomfortable for incumbent first-term Louisiana Republican David Vitter, still recovering from a sex scandal. Daniels was arrested Saturday on a domestic violence battery charge after she allegedly hit her husband at their home in Tampa, Fla., during a dispute about laundry and unpaid bills. Her arrest came two days after her political adviser in Louisiana, Brian Welsh, said his parked 1996 Audi...
  • Race for Vitter's [Louisiana] Senate seat is wide open

    07/21/2009 6:48:49 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 8 replies · 490+ views ^ | July 20, 2009 | Paul Murphy
    NEW ORLEANS – The race is more than a year away and there already seems to be a long list of candidate's lining up to challenge Louisiana Senator David Vitter's re-election. Hanging on to the job figured to be a slam dunk for Vitter, if not for his brush with a Capitol Hill call girl scandal. His telephone number appeared in the phone records of the woman dubbed the "D.C. Madam." Vitter said he admits his race for re-election next year will be difficult for him and his family. "I'm sure it will be, but we're fully prepared for that...
  • Vitter raises $1.2 million for reelection fight

    07/07/2009 8:20:02 PM PDT · by freespirited · 6 replies · 362+ views
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/09 | Jeremy Jacobs
    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) hauled in $1.2 million in the second quarter as he prepares to face Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) in his reelection bid next year. In a statement, Vitter announced that he now has $3.2 million cash on hand. “I’m grateful for this tremendous show of support from folks across Louisiana who support my fight to hold President Obama and his reckless-spending, liberal allies in Congress accountable," Vitter said. Melancon, who is currently serving his third term in the House, is expected to challenge Vitter next year but has yet to announce. Vitter's fundraising haul puts him at...
  • Melancon gets ready to put Vitter’s ‘serious sin’ on trial

    06/24/2009 5:25:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 628+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    “If Charlie Melancon gets in and is well-funded, there’s the potential for a very tight race,” said Pearson Cross, a political science professor at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. State Democratic Party Chairman Chris Whittington said the prostitute issue will be front and center in the campaign, because Vitter will now be forced to answer questions he otherwise wouldn’t have. “He’s going to have to now,” Whittington said. “And it’s such a strong issue, because he banged that Bible and ran on family values, when in reality he’s completely the opposite of that.”
  • Melancon may challenge Vitter in Senate

    06/19/2009 7:02:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 600+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) confirmed Friday that he is weighing a campaign against Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) in 2010, but he declined to confirm a report that said he was going to run. “Many Louisianans have encouraged me to run for U.S. Senate next year,” Melancon said in a statement. “I am discussing this opportunity with my wife and kids and will be making an announcement in the coming weeks.” LA Politics Weekly reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources, that Melancon had decided to enter the Senate race. The website is run by political analyst John Maginnis.
  • Porn Star Admits Bid for Senate Sounds 'Ludicrous'

    06/07/2009 5:29:14 PM PDT · by LiberConservative · 63 replies · 3,625+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/2009 | Fox News
    Porn Star Admits Bid for Senate Sounds 'Ludicrous'
  • Porn star Stormy Daniels challenges shamed Republican in Senate race (LA)

    05/08/2009 8:23:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 37 replies · 2,951+ views
    The London Times ^ | May 8, 2009 | Tim Reid
    Ms Daniels says that she is running in response to an internet campaign called Draft Stormy that she claims has got people even more excited than viewers of her hit films Space Nuts and Taken. Whatever the outcome, her decision to thrust her 36-inch chest into Louisiana politics is dragging Mr Vitter’s 2007 prostitution scandal back into the limelight. “He ran for the Senate on a family values, anti-sex education platform,” Ms Daniels told The Times. “And he’s caught with prostitutes. That’s hypocritical. Call me what you will, but you can’t call me a hypocrite.”
  • Porn Star Stormy Daniels To Run Against Sen. David (DC Madam Scandal) Vitter (R-LA) (Video)

    05/08/2009 11:00:22 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 16 replies · 1,920+ views
    Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) appeared on the list of the "DC Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey. Porn star Stormy Daniels is challenging him in a Louisiana Senate race. Times Online reports: It is a US Senate race to savour, pitting a porn star named Stormy — the proud winner of the 2007 Golden G-string award — against a Christian family-values Republican shamed after being caught cavorting with prostitutes. In these gloomy days of global recession and soaring unemployment, the Louisiana Senate race is brightening the lives of many, courtesy of Stormy Daniels, who set off on a “listening tour” of her...
  • Opposition to Obama Fuels Sen. Vitter's Resurgence

    03/28/2009 3:45:34 PM PDT · by freemike · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Libertas ^ | 3/29/09 | FreeMike
    NEW ORLEANS -- His party may have taken a severe beating in last year's elections but Republican Sen. David Vitter's political career, once seemingly crippled by a sex scandal, appears to be on the rebound as he takes on a high-profile role of being critical of congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama. Libertas
  • Tony Perkins Won't Challenge Vitter

    03/13/2009 11:26:50 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 13 replies · 584+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 03-13-09 | W. James Antle, III
    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has announced he won't challenge Louisiana Sen. David Vitter in 2010:
  • Eye on the Senate: Vitter Leads in La. for 2010, But Shakily

    03/12/2009 11:31:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies · 1,058+ views
    First-term Republican Sen. David Vitter has the edge over potential rivals for his Louisiana seat in 2010, but he is not standing on particularly solid ground, according to a Research 2000 poll conducted March 2 - 4. Vitter, who so far has weathered revelations in 2007 that his phone number was found in the records of an escort service accused of engaging in prostitution, leads in head-to-head match-ups. But when voters were asked if the election were held to-day whether they would re-elect Vitter, consider another candidate or replace him, 41 percent said they’d re-elect him, 27 percent would consider...