Tag Archives: Louisiana Senate race

John Kennedy is praying for you

By Robert Mann On Sept. 13, Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, issued the following statement: “Earlier today, the [Charles Boustany] campaign sent out an email alleging that my campaign and other candidates’ campaigns for … Continue reading

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Good, slim or none? What are Democrats’ chances in this year’s Louisiana Senate race?

By Robert Mann Gov. John Bel Edwards’ victory over U.S. Sen. David Vitter in last year’s governor’s race gives hope to Democrats across Louisiana. If a little-known Democratic state representative could knock off a well-financed two-term incumbent Republican, why shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump’s rise reminds us of David Duke

By Robert Mann Former KKK leader David Duke was once an aberration in the Republican Party – an unabashed racist and xenophobe seeking higher office by appealing to voters’ baser instincts. The novelty of Duke, running again for the U.S. … Continue reading

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Does Mary Landrieu have a chance? Not if she can’t win more white votes

By Robert Mann It’s now clear that Sen. Mary Landrieu’s relentless talk about her clout took a big hit in Tuesday’s election. Not only has much of her power vanished along with the Democrats’ Senate majority; her message about what … Continue reading

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Why does Bill Cassidy want you to work until age 70?

By Robert Mann If ever a candidate for high public office proved himself disconnected from the worries and fears of average citizens, it was Rep. Bill Cassidy in last Tuesday’s U.S. Senate debate in Shreveport. A three-term Republican congressman, Cassidy seems to have … Continue reading

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Says the Louisiana GOP: buy a house — and keep your mouths shut

By Robert Mann I’ve already written about the silly lawsuit by state Sen. Paul Hollis challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu’s candidacy based on the question of her legal residency. Hollis will almost certainly lose, because the suit is clearly frivolous. The Constitution … Continue reading

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Dismal numbers: polling and fundraising woes bedevil Cassidy’s campaign against Landrieu

By Robert Mann A new statewide poll is out on the 2014 Louisiana U.S. Senate race — and it’s not good news for Sen. Mary Landrieu‘s GOP opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy. The government shutdown he supported has damaged his struggling … Continue reading

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