Tag Archives: Jay Dardenne

Let’s demand truth about Louisiana’s budget for a change

By Robert Mann Clearing off my cluttered desk the other day, I came across an op-ed by Kristy Nichols, the financial con artist who was former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s commissioner of administration. Last April, as the Legislature debated revenue measures … Continue reading

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David Vitter: Louisiana’s most feared Republican is now its most loathed | Salon.com

By Robert Mann It’s been an article of faith for almost two years in Louisiana that U.S. Sen. David Vitter would become the state’s next governor. Politicians and political observers here (this writer included) resigned themselves to the idea that … Continue reading

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Once a conquering hero, is David Vitter now a dead man walking?

By Robert Mann Whether he wins or loses the Nov. 21 runoff for governor, it was never supposed to be this difficult for Sen. David Vitter. He had the money. Between his campaign account and his super PAC, he raised … Continue reading

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Text of Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s Endorsement of Rep. John Bel Edwards

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne Remarks November 5, 2015 I am a Republican. I have been one since the early 1970s when I helped Henson Moore’s election to the United States Congress. I will remain a Republican. But I also am … Continue reading

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There’s something about Dave: Fractured party, character issues have Vitter on ropes

By Robert Mann After months of waging war against fellow Republicans Scott Angelle and Jay Dardenne, U.S. Sen. David Vitter is struggling to rebuild Louisiana’s Republican-conservative coalition. His millions in attack spots aimed at two GOP opponents profoundly fractured his … Continue reading

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I was wrong: John Bel Edwards can win the Louisiana governor’s race

By Robert Mann The best I can say in my defense is, as St. Paul wrote, “we see through a glass, darkly.” Several months ago, looking through that dark glass, I could not see a path for Rep. John Bel … Continue reading

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My 10 suggestions for choosing Louisiana’s next governor

Like some of you, I’m still not sure which candidate I’ll support in the Oct. 24 primary election for governor. The current occupant has set such a low bar that it won’t take much effort for anyone to clear it. … Continue reading

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