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January 7th, 2016 Baton Rouge, Louisiana ELECTIONS NEVER STOP IN LOUISIANA!  Less than two months ago, Louisiana voters were beaten to exhaustion with a barrage of mostly negative campaign commercials. Try as one might, it was impossible to dodge the onslaught of attack ads delivered by TV, radio, mailers, newspaper, and internet saturation. What a...
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 Baton Rouge, Louisiana BETRAYING YOUR POLITICAL PARTY IN LOUISIANA  You may not have heard, but there is apparently a strict code of loyalty among Republican candidates in Louisiana. They follow the rule of never speaking ill about a fellow republican, and they always rally behind the parties’ choice against any democratic...
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October 29th, 2015 Baton Rouge, Louisiana LOUISIANA ELECTIONS? WHO CARES! Do a majority of folks in Louisiana even care about who governs them in the coming years? You wouldn’t think so based on election turnout in last week’s gubernatorial election. Election officials had projected just under 50% turnout. As a former head of elections during...
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  September 17th, 2015 Baton Rouge, Louisiana LITTLE INTEREST IN COMING LOUISIANA ELECTION! According to national political pundits, there is a revolution going on all over America. Voters are in a rebellion mode with little confidence in the political leadership at both the national and state levels. Being an incumbent politician is no longer a...
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Thursday, March 16th, 2015 Baton Rouge, Louisiana  LOUISIANA COULD HAVE THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY! Louisiana is scheduled to have its presidential primary on March 5th of next year, but there is one little problem. The state is broke and the Jindal administration has allocated no money for the legally required election. So what happens next?...
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Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Baton Rouge, Louisiana  LOUISIANA VOTERS — WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN! To many electoral observers across the country, Louisiana is the synergy of the political universe. Nowhere is there such a concentration of political interest ““ right? Wasn’t it a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives who said if you want...
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2013 Baton Rouge, Louisiana WHAT VOTERS FACE AT THE POLLS! Election Day for the congressional and local elections is right around the corner. In fact, a Louisiana voter can absentee vote right now. The Secretary of State’s office predicts some 45 to 50 percent of registered voters will actually show up and...
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Thursday, July 31st, 2014 Baton Rouge, Louisiana  VOTERS UNHAPPY WITH CHOICES IN U.S. SENATE RACE! If recent polls are any indication, Louisiana voters are not too keen on any of the choices for U.S. Senator in the coming fall election. A number of national surveys have found that every candidate running has a higher negative...
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  Thursday, November 17th, 2011 Baton Rouge, Louisiana YOU ARE GOING TO VOTE — OR ELSE! Why don’t more people show up to vote on Election Day?  In elections all over America, fewer voters are turning out at the polls than ever before. The New York Times ran an op-ed piece last week decrying this...
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Thursday, May 26th, 2011 Baton Rouge, Louisiana HOW CAN  STATES LIKE LOUISIANA BECOME PLAYERS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION? Last week, this column analyzed how only a handful of states will be both relevant and make any substantive difference in next year’s presidential election.  Under the present system, it’s a “winner take all” contest, where the...
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