RedState Gathering: Gov. Bobby Jindal (R, LA).
We’re always happy to hear from Gov. Bobby Jindal, and after the speech that he gave last Saturday* (as I noted at the time, you could see the crowd collectively thinking Why, Bobby here would make a perfectly good Vice President) he took a few moments to talk to me about… you know. Stuff**. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Lousiana Senate Chess: Bill Cassidy hires Timmy Teepell. For 2014?
Tuesday, the news came out: Rep. Bill Cassidy (R, LA) has hired Timmy Teepell for his 2012 re-election campaign. If you’re wondering why I’m telling you this, this is why: Cassidy is a two-term Congressman who won almost 2/3rds of the vote in the last election (and did not get hurt by this round of redistricting) and Teepell is the guy behind Bobby Jindal’s 2011 | Read More »
The (very belated) Louisiana election results open thread.
Sorry: given the way that the Louisiana Democratic party is more or less at the Cheyne-Stokes breathing stage at this point it didn’t really seem that high a priority. Results here. Bobby Jindal won, of course (and it wasn’t even close); but it looks like that the Lt. Governor and Secretary of State races are going to be closer. Honestly, I don’t know enough about | Read More »
Reminder: primary deadline in Louisiana tomorrow.
We’re in day two of the three day qualifying period for the gubernatorial primary, you see. Another reminder: the only person that the Democrats have had so far who is willing to stand up and publicly oppose Bobby Jindal is… Tara Hollis, schoolteacher. She is not particularly expected to win – but there’s nobody else right now, and that situation is being repeated all the | Read More »
It’s July 14th. Where are the D candidates for LA-GOV?
Aside from Ms. Tara Hollis, of course – note that I’m not going to make fun of her for running. I could, but there’s something endearing about meeting a Democrat who actually still believes that her party is really committed to democracy and egalitarianism and anything else besides the creation and perpetuation of a paternalistic nanny-state run by people who think that they’re too smart | Read More »
LA-02 Democratic primary turns ugly.
It’s a real rooting for injuries kind of situation. On the one hand, you have DCCC minion (and state representative) Cedric Richmond, who apparently goes to bars and tries to push people around using his elevated status as a… state representative: …and then you have state representative Juan LaFonta, who is allegedly using a group called Louisiana TruthPAC (the group that produced the above video) | Read More »
Pensacola Beach closed due to Obamaspill.
Heckuva job there, Barry. A popular section of Pensacola Beach has been closed because of oil that washed ashore there. Government officials closed about a quarter-mile section of Casino Beach on Thursday. Thick pools of oil washed ashore there Wednesday. Via Gateway Pundit, via Instapundit. But never fear: the White House in on the case!
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 »
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R, LA) gives up on waiting for BP/WH.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Given that the leak hasn’t been plugged yet, and given that the Gov. Jindal has a state to look after, this isn’t surprising. Eight weeks into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of the Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has told the National Guard that there’s no time left to wait for BP, so they’re taking matters into their own | Read More »
EPA head to fundraise for DSCC while oil spreads.
Priorities, folks: priorities. Apparently Lisa Jackson figures that if Interior Dept CoS Tom Strickland could go white-water rafting while the oil spread, she can go raise money for the Democrats: As the Obama administration struggles to contain the massive oil spill threatening the Louisiana coast, one of its top environmental officials will be the featured attraction at a fundraiser for Senate Democrats next week in | Read More »
William Jefferson (D) gets 13 years.
Half of what they asked for, but he’s going away for a while. ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A former Louisiana congressman who famously stashed cash in his freezer was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for taking hundreds of thousands in bribes in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. (H/T: Riehl World View) You know, when you’re faced with | Read More »
Joseph Cao’s (R, LA-02) charming press release.
Easily the best one that you’ll read all week. The context: nobody can pronounce the Congressman’s last name properly – up to and including the President (this isn’t a slam: I was getting it wrong, too). So Joseph decided to set the record straight with a press release: My last name – Cao – is actually pronounced (drum-roll please…) “Gow.” It starts with a “G” | Read More »
Rep John Fleming (R, LA-04): So, you want a Government-run health care plan, Democrats?
Fine. Sign yourselves up for it. Freshman GOP Rep John Fleming of Louisiana recently called for the Democrat-ruled Congress to live by the rules that they want to saddle on the rest of us: Over the past few weeks, members of Congress and the American people have come to know the details of the Administration’s proposed health care plan. Call it whatever you like, this | Read More »
Rewarding party loyalty: Kirk, Castle, and Cao.
Like RS’s Erick Erickson and TNR’s Ironman, I instinctively shy from a boycott of the NRCC because they had eight members out of one hundred and seventy eight who flunked a test vote. Some of the names on that list hurt to see, and a couple are exercises in teeth-grinding; but perfect is the enemy of the good, and Congressional Republicans have done a good | 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 »
Racism watch: Recall petition against Cao (R, LA-02)
Fortunately, it won’t go anywhere, so the Democrats will have to try to win this seat back on their own, with no shenanigans. Note that even the AP isn’t buying the ‘ostensible’ reason for this: NEW ORLEANS — Legal roadblocks will likely doom an effort launched this week to recall U.S. Rep. Ahn “Joseph” Cao, the Vietnamese Republican who scored a surprise December victory in | Read More »
LA-02: Joseph Cao, otherwise known as “Not Bill Jefferson…”
I would like to reassure our Republican readers that my mentioning of Joseph Cao’s alternate name in the title is in no way intended to diminish his quite impressive accomplishments in the community. You can volunteer to his campaign here, by the way – or, again, contact the LA GOP. No, I’m fully confident that any Republican reading this understands the stakes. The title is | Read More »
All right. We won in Georgia, let us move on. LA-04 is up next.
John Fleming’s website is here; contributions here, but what he probably wants right now is boots on the ground. Or you could contact the Louisiana GOP. This is a race for an open seat, and right now the Democratic challenger’s major hope is in heavy African-American turnout. Obama has not come down to stump for the candidate – he’s pretty much done what he did | Read More »