Meet Hunt Downer (R CAND, LA-03).
Hunt is one of the candidates running for Charlie Melancon’s seat in LA-03: the district is smack dab in the middle of Obamaspill, and as you can imagine, the candidate has views on that. Hunt’s a former general in the LA National Guard and state official, which gives him a pretty interesting perspective on this mess: His site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe | Read More »
Pickup in LA-03?
LA-03: Cook has it at R+12, and McCain took the district with 61% of the vote in 2008. Its current incumbent Charlie Melancon is widely believed to be planning to challenge Senator Vitter next year, but the NRCC is going to be whaling on this one any which way: In recent months, the NRCC had been ratcheting up the pressure on the three-term Congressman with | Read More »
Blue Dogs feeling betwixt and between.
In the process of reading “Centrist Dems: Dogged If They Do, Dogged If They Don’t” by Froma Harrop (short version: pity the poor Blue Dog Democrats; the Left wants them to fall into line behind the progressives and the Right wants them to actually act as if fiscal conservatism meant something), I noticed this particular passage. And Blue Dogs hold undisguised contempt for recent Republican | Read More »