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  • Rob Maness Launches GATOR PAC in Louisiana with Help From Ted Cruz, David Vitter, Bill Cassidy

    12/17/2014 5:23:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/16/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness has launched Gator PAC, a political action committee which the group says “will work to inspire and recruit conservative activists and citizen leaders who are committed to accountability in government, constitutional principles, certainty and prosperity.” "Running for office was never about me, and it never will be - it's about us, our country and becoming an active voice for conservative solutions," Maness said in the release about the launch of the PAC, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. "The reality is Washington D.C. is a swamp, career politicians are the Gators...
  • Jindal helps Polk County Republicans Celebrate 2014 Success

    12/17/2014 4:28:14 AM PST · by iowamark · 2 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 12/17/2014 | Kevin Hall
    WEST DES MOINES – By almost every measure, 2014 was a banner year for the Polk County Republican Party. Although Democrats held an active voter registration edge of more than 20,000 in the state’s largest county on Election Day, several Republican candidates overcame that deficit. The Polk GOP invested significant resources and effort to make that happen. “We stayed the course, knocked the doors, chased the absentee ballots, registered new voters and at the end of the day, it was all worth it when we saw Joni Ernst, David Young and all of our Republican candidates that won on the...
  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/15/2014 8:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | December 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they have no idea what’s causing it. At the same time, during the past four months, at least 12 children have died after falling ill with a respiratory virus called Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68). Again, federal health officials are at a loss to explain the origin of the epidemic. Are the mysterious outbreaks linked? The Centers for...
  • How Big Is the Ted Cruz Caucus? (very interesting analysis)

    12/14/2014 5:28:21 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Steven Dennis
    It’s a question that will prove crucial next year when Mitch McConnell takes the reins of a new Senate: Just how big is the Ted Cruz caucus? Three votes on the “cromnibus” late Saturday night suggest it could be as large as 22 senators — a dangerously high number for McConnell — or as few as a handful. Let’s break down the three votes — on filibustering the $1.1 trillion package, on Cruz’s point of order aimed at targeting the president’s immigration action, and final passage. The high-water mark for the Texas Republican came on his point of order vote,...
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu says 'Oh my Lord, no' when asked if she'll run for elected office again

    12/13/2014 7:41:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | December 11, 2014 | Bruce Alpert
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., says she probably won't run for office again. "Oh Lord, no," Landrieu, 59, told reporters when asked if another campaign, perhaps for governor in 2015 or the Senate in 2016, was in her future. "Well, let me say, I'm not going to say a definite 'no' about any of those two," Landrieu said. "I've been trained to never say no. But it is highly, highly unlikely." [Snip] Matthew Lehner, her communications director, said he expects her farewell address later Thursday to be upbeat, and reflect on some of the contributions - such as oil and gas...
  • Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote (Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.)

    12/11/2014 10:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The cromnibus had an unlikely savior Thursday afternoon in the form of a lame-duck lawmaker who used to raise reindeer. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), who lost his primary earlier this year, was originally among the conservative Republicans who voted against the rule. Without the help of Democrats, Republicans could only lose 17 of their own to pass the rule, which sets up floor debate for the underlying "cromnibus" spending bill. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intervened once there were 18 Republican defectors — and not a single Democrat voting "yes." Many Democrats will vote against the government spending measure because they...
  • What 2014 Means for 2016

    12/12/2014 5:11:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Michael Barone
    The defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy in last weekend's Louisiana runoff ends an election year that has been very successful for Republicans -- and has implications for 2016. Some observations: (1) Democrats relied heavily on legacy candidates -- and lost nevertheless. Mary Landrieu's father, Moon Landrieu, was elected to the Louisiana legislature in 1960 and as mayor of New Orleans in 1970 and 1974. Her father's anti-segregationist legacy helped Mary Landrieu appeal to black voters and win narrow victories in 1996, 2002 and 2008. It wasn't enough in 2014. Other defeated Democratic candidates this...
  • GOP senator joins foes of Wall Street provision in spending bill

    12/11/2014 10:42:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/2014 | Peter Schroeder
    A Republican has joined Democrats in criticizing the inclusion of a partial repeal of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law in legislation funding the government. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) signed on to a letter with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) that calls on congressional leaders to scrap portions of the $1.1 trillion "cromnibus" that relax restrictions on banks trading financial derivatives. The pair argued in the letter that there is "broad bipartisan support" for removing that particular language. Brown and Vitter, who have worked together in the past on bills to limit big banks, argued that the language was unfairly jammed into...
  • Moderate Dems call for longer deadlines in EPA climate rule

    12/11/2014 7:02:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | By Timothy Cama
    Six moderate Democratic senators are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to give states more time to comply with its climate rule for power plants. The moderate Democrats said that states should be responsible for developing their own “glide paths” toward the 2030 goal. The senators signing the letter were Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (Ind.).
  • Don’t you worry about Mary Landrieu. She’ll be just fine [Hot commodity on K-street]

    12/10/2014 7:26:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/10/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Starting next month, Mary Landrieu is going to have a lot more time on her hands. That can be a great thing if you’re really looking forward to finally catching up on the Grand Theft Auto online game series, but such pursuits don’t really do much to pay the bills. The soon to be former Senator probably won’t have to worry about that too much, though. She’s reportedly a very hot topic on K Street . Mary Landrieu may have lost her Senate seat, but the Louisiana Democrat is a hot commodity on K Street. Several headhunters, veteran lobbyists...
  • If Vitter Wins The (Louisiana) Governor’s Race Next Fall, Fleming Will Go For His Senate Seat

    12/10/2014 12:02:12 PM PST · by abb · 20 replies
    The Hayride ^ | December 10, 2014 | Scott McKay
    So says a Roll Call story… "Rep. John Fleming, R-La., is “very interested” in running for Senate in 2016 if Republican Sen. David Vitter is elected governor next year. Louisiana only wrapped up the 2014 Senate race a few days ago, but soon state operatives may start thinking about another race. Vitter has already announced an exploratory committee to run for governor in 2015. If Vitter wins, Fleming said, he wants to succeed him in the Senate. “I’m very interested in that possibility,” he told CQ Roll Call Tuesday during votes at the Capitol. “I think that we need, you...
  • White Flight From Southern Democrats Doomed Landrieu

    12/08/2014 7:10:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 6, 2014
    December 6, 2014 Democrats have been worried about the African-American vote in Louisiana for months. But what really doomed Sen. Mary Landrieu's reelection bid was the near-monolithic white vote against her. Landrieu's loss Saturday to Republican Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy followed a November all-party primary in which the incumbent got a lower share of the white vote (18 percent) than all other Democratic Senate candidates in the country but one, according to exit polling. There was no exit poll Saturday night due to a lack of media interest in the runoff, perhaps because even Landrieu's campaign acknowledged that she would need...
  • Final Score: GOP Gains Nine Senate Seats, Will Hold 54-46 Majority

    12/08/2014 3:13:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Saturday's Louisiana runoff election closed the book on the 2014 election cycle (with one small exception noted below); as the dust settles, the GOP achieved a net gain of nine Senate seats, and will command a healthy 54-46 majority in the upper chamber come January. Republicans controlled just 40 Senate seats as recently as early 2010.  A few notes on Bill Cassidy's lopsided defeat of Sen. Mary Landrieu, as well as the larger national picture, starting with a look at Cassidy's 56/44 victory margin: All votes in. #LASen Cassidy 712,330 55.94% Landrieu 561,099 44.06%— AoSHQ Decision Desk (@AoSHQDD) December 7, 2014 A visualization of Landrieu's downfall,...
  • Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie (Projectile Vomit Alert!)

    12/08/2014 10:12:09 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12-8-14 | Micheal Tomasky
    With Mary Landrieu’s ignominious exit, the Democrats will have lost their last senator in the Deep South. And that’s a good thing. They should write it off—because they don’t need it. I don’t remember a much sadder sight in domestic politics in my lifetime than that of Mary Landrieu schlumpfing around these last few weeks trying to save a Senate seat that was obviously lost. It was like witnessing the last two weeks of the life of a blind and toothless dog you knew the vet was just itching to destroy. I know that sounds mean about her, but I...
  • Message From The Mayor: Vote Early — And Often

    12/08/2014 8:19:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12-6-14 | Kerry Jackson
    The Democrats say that there is no reason to require voters to present identification, nor is any other measure to curb voter fraud needed. They should meet one of their own, Opelousas, La., Mayor Don Cravins Sr. While speaking on Nov. 3, the day before the midterm elections, Cravins told a gathering, "If you 'early voted'" for Sen. Mary Landrieu, "go vote again tomorrow. One more time's not going to hurt." In Louisiana, voters can go to the polls early, which Cravins sees as an invitation to stuff the ballots. But he's not worried about breaking the law. In the...
  • Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

    12/08/2014 7:32:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    This week U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) appeared as a guest on my radio program, Ringside Politics, on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans.Over the past 16 years as host of Ringside Politics, I have interviewed Senator Landrieu over a dozen times. In the past, she would call in to promote a particular issue or cause, usually engaging in pleasant conversation or good natured debate.Our relationship certainly changed in our last radio interview, which occurred over a year ago on the contentious topic of Internet taxes. It was a testy exchange as the Senator and I clashed on whether the...
  • Tomasky Trashes The South: 'Reactionary, Fetid, Nuclear Waste Site'

    12/08/2014 6:24:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 88 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Michael Tomasky is not content to argue, in the wake of Mary Landrieu's defeat, that Democrats should write off the South as politically-unfriendly territory. In his Daily Beast item of today, Tomasky goes to great lengths to trash the region in the ugliest of terms. "Reactionary, prejudice-infested, fetid, reject[ing] nearly everything that’s good about this country, just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment," is how Tomasky slurs most of the South, saying "almost the entire South" is as he describes it.
  • Republicans have the most seats in Congress since 1947 after triumphs in Louisiana

    12/07/2014 9:01:18 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 7, 2014 | Associated Press Reporter
    Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results on Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority that matches the party's post-World War II high during Democratic President Harry S. Truman's administration. The GOP retained control of two seats in runoffs in Louisiana, expanding the advantage for Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who can afford defections from his increasingly conservative caucus and still get legislation passed. Combined with the Republican takeover of the Senate, Congress will be all-GOP for the final two years of President Barack Obama's second term.
  • Democrats Suffer Most Midterm Losses Ever Under Obama

    12/07/2014 6:25:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 07 Dec 2014 06:58 PM | Greg Richter
    When Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her re-election runoff on Saturday it put Barack Obama in the record books as the two-term president with the most midterm losses for his party. The record previously was held by Harry Truman. Truman’s Democratic Party lost 74 seats in 1946 and 1950, while under Obama the Democrats have lost a total of 75 seats in 2010 and 2014. He could lose one more if Republican Martha McSally beats Democratic Rep. Ron Barber in Arizona in an election recount, Breitbart News reports. McSally is currently ahead by only 200 votes. …
  • Reggie Bush Wears Protest Shirt (I can't breathe)

    12/07/2014 1:01:51 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    espn ^ | 12-2014
    DETROIT -- Lions running back Reggie Bush, who has been outspoken about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, continued his outspoken nature Sunday when he wore a shirt reading "I Can't Breathe" during pregame warm-ups Sunday. Bush wrote the message -- in black ink on his blue shirt -- signifying the last words of Eric Garner, the New York man who died while being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested. Bush wore the shirt a day after Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose wore an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in pregame warm-ups prior to his team's game Saturday night...
  • South's Shift To Conservatism Now Complete With Defeat Of Mary Landrieu

    12/07/2014 5:30:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 12/07/2014 | Gregory Roberts
    The values that are pre-eminent for Republican Party voters are probably freedom, independence, autonomy, limited government and self-reliance, and a strong belief in the powers of capitalism and a free market,” Cross said. “We see them in the South: the calls or less government, the call for people to take personal responsibility, the inveighing against the dependent class.” And in Louisiana and other energy-producing states, he said, the perceived antipathy of national Democrats for the oil and gas industry helps swell Republican ranks. “We’re looking at something more than just a bad year,” said Charlie Cook, the Shreveport native who...
  • Bobby Jindal hates on Common Core on Fox News (Their headline)

    12/07/2014 4:40:27 PM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | December 7, 2014 | Danielle Dreilinger
    Gov. Bobby Jindal continued his attack on the Common Core academic standards Sunday in an appearance on Fox News. Jindal has sued the federal government, saying the mathematics and English benchmarks are tantamount to a national curriculum and illegally infringe on state sovereignty. "This is a violation to the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Existing federal law says that the federal government shouldn't make curriculum decisions," he told host Chris Wallace Sunday. snip
  • (Vanity) Media racist narrative: Landrieu last white democrat from South...uh, Bill Nelson (FL)

    12/07/2014 4:44:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    This meme is in story after story. Since when is Florida not the "deep south"?? Was it not also part of the old Confederacy?? It certainly isn't a border state up near Virginia and Kentucky!
  • Dems' final insult: Landrieu crushed

    12/07/2014 10:20:11 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies
    In the final insult of a devastating 2014 election for Democrats, Sen. Mary Landrieu, the party’s last remaining statewide officeholder from the Deep South, was trounced Saturday in the head-to-head Louisiana Senate runoff election. Republican Bill Cassidy’s resounding victory is the ninth Senate seat picked up by the GOP in this year’s elections, three more than the party needed to take control of the chamber. With nearly all the ballots counted, Cassidy led Landrieu by 14 points, 57 percent to 43 percent.
  • Bobby Jindal celebrates Landrieu defeat; Epic butthurt ensues

    12/07/2014 8:54:45 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 60 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12-07-2014 | Twitch Staff
    It's about time. We've finally retired Mary Landrieu
  • White Flight From Southern Democrats Doomed Mary Landrieu

    12/07/2014 11:01:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/07/2014 | SCOTT BLAND
    Democrats have been worried about the African-American vote in Louisiana for months. But what really doomed Sen. Mary Landrieu's reelection bid was the near-monolithic white vote against her. Landrieu's loss Saturday to Republican Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy followed a November all-party primary in which the incumbent got a lower share of the white vote (18 percent) than all other Democratic Senate candidates in the country but one, according to exit polling. There was no exit poll Saturday night due to a lack of media interest in the runoff, perhaps because even Landrieu's campaign acknowledged that she would need at least 30...
  • Five reasons Mary Landrieu lost

    12/07/2014 3:10:26 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6 Dec 14 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) luck ran out Saturday night. The Democrat’s colleagues talk about her as a fighter who has won tough runoff elections in red Louisiana before, even if she was the underdog against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). But in 2014, a host of factors conspired to keep her from ultimately falling short for a fourth term. Collapse among white voters Landrieu’s support among black voters in Louisiana is nearly universal, but strategists in the state wondered if there were enough of them to counteract Cassidy’s huge lead among white voters. There were not. Landrieu’s percentage of the...
  • DC Website Says KEEL’s Robert and Erin ‘Mocked’ Mary Landrieu

    12/06/2014 10:07:17 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    KEEL News Radio 710 ^ | December 3, 2014 9:12 PM | Robert J Wright
    How it ended up on a Washington D.C. website called The Free Beacon is still a mystery, but Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty’s on air reaction to their 710 KEEL interview with Senator Mary Landrieu is ‘going viral’. In the segment following their eight minute chat with the incumbent Senator, the KEEL morning hosts joked about how Landrieu controlled the interview by time and again coming back to her charges of fraud against Republican opponent Bill Cassidy.
  • Landrieu loses reelection bid

    12/06/2014 9:31:36 PM PST · by 867V309 · 78 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 07, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her reelection bid Saturday in a runoff race with Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy, despite a relentless, against-long-odds effort.
  • Bill Cassidy defeats Mary Landrieu in Louisiana runoff

    12/06/2014 7:41:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/06/2014 | Melinda Deslatte and Bill Barrow
    BATON ROUGE, La. | Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy handily defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP’s domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Obama’s tenure. With Mr. Cassidy’s victory, the GOP will hold 54 seats when the Senate convenes in January, nine more than they have now. Republican victories in two Louisiana House districts Saturday — including the seat Cassidy now holds — ensure at least 246 seats, compared to 188 for Democrats, the largest GOP advantage since the...
  • Edwards loses in comeback attempt in La. 6th Dist.

    12/06/2014 7:35:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eighty-seven year old former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has come up short in his attempt at a political comeback after serving a prison sentence for corruption. Results of Saturday's runoff in the Baton Rouge area's 6th Congressional District showed Edwards, a lifelong Democrat, losing to Republican Garret Graves. Graves had been heavily favored in the district that leans strongly Republican.
  • LA Landslide: Republican Bill Cassidy Gains Ninth GOP Senate Seat in Win Over Landrieu

    12/06/2014 6:42:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    The 18-year long reign of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has finally come to an end in Louisiana. In a landslide victory in Saturday’s runoff election, Republican Bill Cassidy defeated the incumbent and captured the ninth Senate seat for the GOP, capping off a victorious midterm election for his party. The road was rocky for Landrieu from the start. The public found out about her improper use of taxpayer funds, then the fact she doesn’t even own a home in Louisiana. Then, she dissed her constituents. Because of all her missteps and Cassidy’s growing lead, Democrats quickly gave up on Landrieu...
  • Landrieu supporters papering town with threats of losing government benefits

    12/06/2014 1:53:26 PM PST · by PROCON · 83 replies
    hotair.com ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    You have to say one thing for Mary Landrieu. She told everyone that she wouldn’t be going down without a fight, and she’s living up to her word. In the closing hours of the election, Landrieu supporters have been busy bees indeed. One report coming in to Hot Air indicates that a very specific threat has been going around to anyone in several low income communities as to what will happen if they don’t get out there and vote for the incumbent Senator. The following flyer was picked up by an activist on the scene and submitted to the Black...
  • Louisiana Congressional Election Results for 6-December-2014

    12/06/2014 6:59:02 PM PST · by topher · 54 replies
    Live Results from Louisiana Secretary of State for US Senate Race and two House races. All three seem to be over. Three Democrats being whipped badly by three Republicans.
  • DEMOCRATIC LOUISIANA SEN. MARY LANDRIEU DEFEATED

    12/06/2014 6:44:52 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
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  • LA ELECTIONS RESULT - POLLS CLOSE AT 8:00 PM CST (LIVE THREAD)

    12/06/2014 4:12:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 614 replies
    LA Polls close at 8:00 PM CST - in one hour. Post all updates here.
  • Landrieu is French Toast

    12/06/2014 11:47:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | Arthur Schaper
    Landrieu is a household name in Louisiana. A Southern, conservative Democratic stronghold for generations, the Gulf States have edged toward the GOP since the mid-1990s, when Bill Clinton made fiscal discipline a national value, yet his party failed to follow suit. Still standing true on American values, limited government, and individual liberty, Southern Democrats felt less welcome in their party, and started moving to the GOP. Except for US Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who has had it pretty easy in the Big Easy. A staunch defender of the oil industry, a reliable provider of federal earmarks, she flew out...
  • Louisiana Senate Runoff: Cassidy (R) 56%, Landrieu (D) 40

    12/06/2014 11:25:39 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 5, 2014
    Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy still holds a double-digit lead over incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu going into tomorrow’s Louisiana Senate runoff. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters shows Cassidy leading Landrieu by 16 points – 56% to 40%. Four percent (4%) are still undecided.
  • New poll shows Landrieu closing gap in Louisiana — to, er, 24 points

    12/06/2014 10:32:34 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    With the runoff just two days away in Louisiana’s Senate race, the excitement of the final contest in the 2014 midterms is so thick one could cut it with a knife … at least on the GOP side. Since independent pollsters gave up on the finale of Mary Landrieu’s Senate career, Republican pollsters are the only ones taking surveys — or at least the only ones publishing the results. The Washington Examiner’s David Drucker takes a look at the latest results from WPA Opinion Research, working on behalf of the conservative group Independent Women’s Voice, and finds Bill Cassidy out...
  • Radio Hosts Mock Landrieu After Interview

    12/06/2014 5:17:28 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/3/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Local radio hosts in Louisiana mocked Sen. Mary Landrieu for giving a poor interview immediately after having the embattled Democrat on the air on Wednesday. During an interview on 710 KEEL News Radio in Shreveport, La., conducted by Robert Wright and Erin McCarty, Landrieu continued her drum beat for the last week of the runoff election by answering every question with accusations against her opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy and his medical work at LSU. ....
  • Louisiana Runoff: Democrats Brace For Bayou Bust (Still exempt Landrieu forced to retire)

    12/06/2014 2:18:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/05/14 | JORDYN PHELPS
    **SNIP** The Senate race will be the main attraction of the night, as we wait to see whether Landrieu can retain her title as a political survivor or if Cassidy will become seat number 54 for Republicans in the next Senate class. Having won two of her three previous elections through runoffs, Landrieu’s campaign continues to express optimism that she can pull out another surprise victory this year. The last time Landrieu faced a runoff in 2002, she was widely expected to lose the contest. But in the final days of the campaign, a late-breaking story fueled rumors that the...
  • Landrieu: C'mon, My Fellow Democrat's Pro-Voter Fraud Advice Was Just 'a Joke'

    12/05/2014 8:49:26 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 12/5/14 | Guy Benson
    Sen. Mary Landrieu has finally weighed in on the caught-on-tape call from a Louisiana Democratic official for supporters to commit voter fraud by casting more than one ballot in last month's election. You'll be relieved to know that she's reviewed the tape and has come to the conclusion that her (refreshingly candid!) chief of staff's father was just kidding. A local NBC affiliate addressed the controversy -- be sure to stay tuned for the decidedly un-amused reaction from average voters, and pardon the technical difficulties when the station attempts to playback Don Cravins Sr's problematic remarks: Sen Landrieu: It was...
  • Oversight Needed on New VA Law

    12/05/2014 10:29:54 AM PST · by April29 · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/2014 | David Vitter and Charles Boustany
    http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/226014-oversight-needed-on-new-va-law “The average person would expect better customer service and professionalism from the local Department of Motor Vehicles. Whether it’s incompetence or indifference, why should we tolerate such behavior in VISN 16 when we’re dealing with veterans’ life-saving medical care?” “By tolerating inappropriate denials, his organization needlessly forces thousands of Louisiana veterans into a lengthy appeals process that can last more than two years.”
  • In Louisiana Runoff Election, Senator Landrieu Tries to Revive Her Base

    12/05/2014 8:17:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 4, 2014 | Richard Fausset
    he has been rebuffed by her liberal colleagues in Washington and pilloried at home for voting with the president, and has watched helplessly while her Democratic base has eroded like a cheap levee. These are hard times for Mary L. Landrieu, the last Deep South Democrat in the United States Senate. But on the cusp of a Saturday runoff election that feels as much like a race against history as against a Republican opponent, Ms. Landrieu has been barnstorming around her home state on what she called her “Louisiana First Victory Tour,” hugging, kissing and cajoling voters with an argument...
  • Republicans seem poised to expand Senate majority with Louisiana race

    12/04/2014 1:29:06 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2014 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Republicans appear poised to expand their Senate majority with a runoff election in Louisiana on Saturday that would cap big wins for their party in the Nov. 4 midterm elections. Republican Representative Bill Cassidy is running against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy Committee, and has a comfortable lead in polls. If he wins, he would be the ninth Republican to capture a previously Democratic seat. His victory would give Republicans 54 seats in the 100-member Senate, enough for a majority but not the 60 seats needed to avoid the tactical blocking procedure known as...
  • Three House Races Remain Undecided from November

    12/04/2014 8:23:51 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4 December 2014 | Election Bureau
    Arizona's 2nd District: Challenger Martha McSally (GOP) clings to a 179 vote lead against Ron Barber, the incumbent, who is still finding missing votes. Louisiana's 5th District: Jamie Mayo, the only Democrat candidate with 28%, faces a Saturday runoff with Ralph Abraham, who garnered 23% against a crowded GOP field of six candidates.
  • New poll shows Landrieu closing gap in Louisiana — to, er, 24 points

    12/04/2014 7:53:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    With the runoff just two days away in Louisiana’s Senate race, the excitement of the final contest in the 2014 midterms is so thick one could cut it with a knife … at least on the GOP side. Since independent pollsters gave up on the finale of Mary Landrieu’s Senate career, Republican pollsters are the only ones taking surveys — or at least the only ones publishing the results. The Washington Examiner’s David Drucker takes a look at the latest results from WPA Opinion Research, working on behalf of the conservative group Independent Women’s Voice, and finds Bill Cassidy out...
  • (Coldsoregate?) Landrieu, Cassidy get testy in final Senate debate

    12/04/2014 7:11:40 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 12/01/14 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu largely dumped her message of seniority and clout Monday in favor of direct attacks against Republican challenger Bill Cassidy, as she sought to use the last Senate race debate to overcome her long odds to winning a fourth term. Landrieu accused the GOP congressman of bilking taxpayers in his medical teaching work at the LSU hospital system, suggesting Cassidy collected a $20,000, taxpayer-funded annual salary for little or no work. "If he gets elected, which I doubt, he will be fighting subpoenas, because this is going to be under investigation,"...
  • Cassidy crushing Landrieu by 24 points

    12/04/2014 6:25:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2014 | David M. Drucker
    Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy is poised for a landslide victory over Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a Saturday runoff election in Louisiana, according to a GOP poll shared with the Washington Examiner. Cassidy led Landrieu 57 percent to 33 percent in the survey conducted Nov. 24-25 by WPA Opinion Research for Independent Women’s Voice. His victory would bring the number of Republican Senate seats captured in this year’s midterm elections to nine, topping off the new GOP majority at 54 seats. The poll of 500 likely voters had an error margin of 4.4 percentage points.
  • Behold: Mary Landrieu in full meltdown

    12/03/2014 3:54:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Guy Benson
    t’s almost the end of the line for the Mary Express, and she knows it. First, she tripled down on her ‘sexism and racism’ smear against an electorate that has entrusted her (a woman!) with 18 years in the US Senate, and that handed Gov. Bobby Jindal (whose skin is brown!) a re-election victory so comprehensive that he carried every single parish in the state. Then, she offered no comment after top aides and supporters confirmed Republicans’ principal charge against her, and exhorted partisan Democrats to vote illegally. Next, she blundered through her final debate, assailing her Republican opponent for...