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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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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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It’s time for a Louisiana Gubernatorial Debate Commission

By Robert Mann The good news is that this governor’s election has featured more candidate forums than I can remember. From one end of the state to the other, the four major candidates have been debating — or, at least, … Continue reading

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The speech no candidate for Louisiana governor can give

My fellow Louisianians, it’s time someone spoke honestly about where our state stands and why we’re in such deep distress. It would be easy to keep telling you that everything wrong is the fault of Gov. Bobby Jindal. Sure, his eight years … Continue reading

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A few questions for the next Louisiana gubernatorial debate

There are only two weeks left before voters head to the polls to begin choosing our next governor. With the open primary phase of the campaign almost over and a Nov. 21 runoff virtually assured, why does it feel like … Continue reading

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