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Louisiana Politics: The Good, Bad and Ugly Awards, 2015

By Robert Mann The past year was the wildest and most unpredictable in my 30-plus years of observing Louisiana politics. Besides the entertainment value, 2015 was a humbling 12 months, especially for those of us who were certain that a … Continue reading

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Jindal and Vitter were adversaries to the bitter end

By Robert Mann They can barely stand the sight of one another. They have never been political allies. Sometimes, it seemed Louisiana was too small for their outsized egos and ambitions. How ironic, then, that the political careers of Gov. … Continue reading

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This is why David Vitter lost

    By Robert Mann “Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.” — John Bolton Perhaps it was latent disgust at U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s 2007 prostitution scandal. Maybe his vicious attacks against his Republican opponents backfired and … Continue reading

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David Vitter’s desperate last stand: He throws his wife under the bus — again

      By Robert Mann Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, down in the polls in his race for Louisiana governor, is struggling to explain away his 2007 prostitution scandal. A race that was once his to lose is one … Continue reading

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Vitter absent from two of three U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on Syria held from 2012 to 2014

By Robert Mann U.S. Senate records show that Sen. David Vitter, who served on that body’s Armed Services Committee from January 2009 to January 2015, missed two of three public committee hearing on Syria held from 2012 through 2014. Vitter, … Continue reading

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How a David Vitter loss could hurt Bobby Jindal

By Robert Mann As he no doubt celebrates Sen. David Vitter’s political struggles, Gov. Bobby Jindal probably has mixed feelings. Sure, he and his staff despise Vitter. There’s been no love lost between the two men and their aides for … 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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