RS Interview: Jeff Landry (R, R-CAND, LA-03).

    This one is a little late, thanks to various annoying, yet dull, technical difficulties. The race in question is Louisiana’s Third District: the loss of a House seat in redistricting has caused two incumbent Republican Congressmen to face each other in this November’s… “Election Day primary” is probably the best way to describe it: everybody runs at once, and if no candidate gets above 50% | Read More »

    LA-03 Update: It’s Landry (R) vs. Sangisetty (D)

    Landry Defeats Downer in Third District Runoff In Saturday’s Republican primary runoff for the Third Congressional District, attorney and businessman Jeff Landry defeated Hunt Downer. Landry had fallen 160 votes short of securing a primary victory, netting 49.6% of the vote four weeks ago. (The Third District represents the southeastern boot tip of Louisiana, outside of the Greater New Orleans area. The incumbent, Charlie Melancon | Read More »

    LA-03 Update: It’s Landry (R) vs. Sangisetty (D)

    Landry Defeats Downer in Third District Runoff In Saturday’s Republican primary runoff for the Third Congressional District, attorney and businessman Jeff Landry defeated Hunt Downer. Landry had fallen 160 votes short of securing a primary victory, netting 49.6% of the vote four weeks ago. (The Third District represents the southeastern boot tip of Louisiana, outside of the Greater New Orleans area. The incumbent, Charlie Melancon | Read More »

    LA-03 Update: Landry Enjoys Fundraising Advantage

    In the race to replace Charlie Melancon (D) in southeast Louisiana’s Third Congressional District, Jeff Landry (R) has opened a significant fundraising advantage over Hunt Downer (R). The 3rd District is the most expensive of the state’s seven districts in which to mount a congressional campaign, as it requires purchase of advertising time in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette media markets. In other | Read More »

    D to R Party Switch Balances LA House

    The 2008 elections saw the Democrat Party’s advantage in the State House of Representatives shrink from 16 seats to 2. Now, with the announcement of Rep. Simone Champagne (D R – New Iberia) of her intention to switch parties, the balance is now 51 D, 51 R, 3 I. Party politics don’t dominate Louisiana’s state government. For example, the governor has a say in the | Read More »

    D to R Party Switch Balances LA House

    The 2008 elections saw the Democrat Party’s advantage in the State House of Representatives shrink from 16 seats to 2. Now, with the announcement of Rep. Simone Champagne (D R – New Iberia) of her intention to switch parties, the balance is now 51 D, 51 R, 3 I. Party politics don’t dominate Louisiana’s state government. For example, the governor has a say in the | Read More »

    Meet Jeff Landry (R CAND LA-03)

    Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District is Southeastern Louisiana: it stretches from St. Bernard Parish and Plaquemines on the east, through the Bayou Country near Houma, to the  sugar cane fields of New Iberia.  Now, LA-03 is Ground Zero for the BP Oil Spill. We’ve seen the impact of the oil on its fragile coastal marshlands; only time will tell the impact on the fishermen and the | Read More »

    Meet Jeff Landry (R CAND LA-03)

    Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District is Southeastern Louisiana: it stretches from St. Bernard Parish and Plaquemines on the east, through the Bayou Country near Houma, to the  sugar cane fields of New Iberia.  Now, LA-03 is Ground Zero for the BP Oil Spill. We’ve seen the impact of the oil on its fragile coastal marshlands; only time will tell the impact on the fishermen and the | Read More »

    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 »

    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 »

    LA-SEN: “Blue Dog” Charlie Melancon (D-LA03) May Challenge Vitter

    Melancon ready to run against Vitter in Louisiana’s 2010 Senate race, columnist reports A Louisiana political columnist reported Thursday night that Democratic Congressman Charlie Melancon plans to run for the U.S. Senate next year against Republican incumbent Sen. David Vitter. John Maginnis, in his LaPolitics Weekly, said the 3rd District representative is not prepared to make a public announcement but has told national Democratic campaign | 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 »