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45 min ago | NOLA.com
A Democratic group Monday filed an ethics complaint alleging that Sen. David Vitter , R-La., improperly transferred money from his Senate campaign account to a Super PAC working to support his run for governor in 2015. The complaint by the American Democracy Legal Fund says Louisiana election laws bars transfers of money from accounts regulated by the Federal Election Campaign Act to or for a person who seeks election to a state office.
4 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com
Tommy Boggs dies Tommy Boggs, Washington lobbyist and son of the late Hale and Lindy Boggs and sister of Cokie Roberts is dead. Jindal in New Hampshire Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has his work cut out for him as according to a CNN poll released today, he resides in 10 place in the New Hampshire primary.
5 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans
With Election Day less than two months away, candidates are seeking - and getting - early endorsements from some major organizations. In the U.S. Senate race, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy touted his endorsement from the National Rifle Association, while the incumbent, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu , announced her endorsement by the Louisiana Association of Educators as well as more than 500 local elected officials - Democrats and Republicans - from parishes large and small across the state.
7 hrs ago | RedState
The perennial question about election polls is back again, if ever it left: how far can we trust them? Should we disregard all other evidence but what the current polling of individual Senate races tells us - which is, at this writing, that if the election was held today, Republicans would gain 6 seats in the Senate to hold a narrow 51-48 majority ? As usual, a little historical perspective is in order. It is mid-September, with just over seven weeks to Election Day, and as discussed below, all the fundamental signs show that this is at least a mild Republican "wave" year.
As November draws closer, the question of whether the Republicans will be able to gain control of the U.S. Senate is looming. Three races where Democratic incumbents are retiring nearly guarantee GOP pick-ups, and Republicans only need an additional three seats to take the majority.
Analysis: Longevity a central issue in Senate race Landrieu's bid for a fourth term could be determined by how undecided voters view her longevity in Washington. Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/election/2014/09/14/longevity-central-issue-senate-race/15645391/ U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, talks to reporters after signing her qualifying paperwork to run for re-election .
Do endorsements help candidates? Endorsements are sought by political candidates, but their impact is debatable. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/09/14/endorsements-help-candidates/15647587/ Candidates for public office often seek out endorsements from political or civic groups or even individuals viewed as having influence in a community.
One of Senator Mary Landrieu's Republican challengers, Colonel Rob Maness, has called on her to "produce specific details of each flight" included in the 11 page spreadsheet of "mixed-purpose" charter flights she took between 2002 and 2014 released by her campaign on Friday and described as a "full report." "[I]f the Senator refuses to provide full disclosure for these flights," Maness told Breitbart News in an e-mail on Sunday, "she should immediately refund taxpayers for these 'mixed-purpose' chartered flights."
The Democratic State Central Committee is not a larky kind of outfit, so its latest news release couldn't have been a hoax. It sure read like one, though.
State Treasurer John Kennedy, who serves as a substitute teacher about three times per year, said one reason that nearly one in four students in Louisiana public high schools fails to graduate in four years is lack of discipline. "Too often there are one or two kids in every class who constantly interrupt and disrupt the learning process for themselves and others, often through physical and verbal abuse of the teacher and fellow students," Kennedy wrote in one of his periodic guest columns.
Set aside Mary Landrieu's greater fondness for her D.C. mansion than for a real home in Louisiana. Set aside her senatorial office's incompetence at keeping track of which private-jet travels should be paid for by her campaign instead of by taxpayers.
Job opportunities are available if you want to work to protect the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Erosion is eating away at the coast, and though billions of dollars are being spent to restore it, there are more jobs than qualified workers to fill the positions.
Immigration a growing issue in Senate race Maness says both Cassidy and Landrieu soft on illegal immigration Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tOrSnJ With Election Day less than eight weeks away, candidates for Louisiana's Senate seat are working to prove they're tougher than their rivals on illegal immigration, a hot-button issue in the closely watched race. "It seems to resonate with folks I talk to,'' said retired Air Force Col.
Stonecipher: Landrieu is more D.C. than La. Elliott Stonecipher looks at Mary Landrieu being more about Washington than Louisiana Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tO7UcP Honestly, I wondered if I could make it all the way through this skirmish without offering my two cents worth.
LANDRIEU REIMBURSES TAXPAYERS FOR TRAVEL COSTS : Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu has reimbursed the government $33,727.02 today for political trips over a period of 12 years. Citing "sloppy bookkeeping," the Democratic senator apologized today for the mistake: "I take full responsibility.
Robert McDonald , the newly confirmed secretary of veterans affairs, met with the media last week to outline some of his priorities as he tries to reinvent the agency after a serious scandal that included cover-ups of unacceptably long wait times for health care at some facilities., "I think the biggest take-away for me from talking to employees was that we need to open up the culture," said McDonald, the former head of Proctor & Gamble. "When I was going around, it seemed to me that employees thought of the hierarchy of VA as a pyramid.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:17 pm
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