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1 hr ago | Swing State Project
The caption to the photo above of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, of course, is meant to be snarky. But it isn't terribly far displaced from reality.
1 hr ago | Forbes.com
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5 hrs ago | The Advocate
It wasn't a getaway from the busy political season back home in Louisiana. Instead, it was essentially a business trip, the type that doesn't concern Jindal's job but someone else's - nominally speaking, anyway.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is demanding embattled Senator Mary Landrieu either come clean on dozens of allegedly improperly billed private charter flights or reimburse taxpayers for hundreds of thousands of dollars she spent on private jets at taxpayer expense. Priebus said Landrieu should "either reimburse taxpayers for every penny of the $300,000 she's charged them for air travel from 2002 to March of 2014... [or] open all of her records up to the public" in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News.
Jim Geraghty reports that Hillary Clinton has returned to Iowa. Once every four years she whips out a Michelin Atlas and finds it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:55 am
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