Archive for the 'Louisiana 08' Category

Landrieu Seeks to Buy Reelection

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, whose political career may well end this November, is seeking to stave off disaster by buying her own reelection.  Rather than telling people the truth, i.e. that a coastal city that is in large part below sea level in a place that has been hit by a hurricane and could easily […]

Ethics Allegations Dog Landrieu

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Mary Landrieu, already the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate, has found herself an opponent that may be even more formidable than State Treasurer John Kennedy. The liberal-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is accusing Landrieu of breaking federal bribery laws.  If Landrieu wants to get past this, she better come up with a […]

Kennedy Gets In, Leads Landrieu Early

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy, who was recently reelected without opposition, announced today that he will challenge Senator Mary Landrieu, the Senate’s only vulnerable Democrat.  Kennedy is extremely popular in the state and has not suffered any of the blame for the disaster after the disaster, i.e. the response to Hurricane Katrina.  Earlier this month he […]

Department of Disaster Relief?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) proudly proclaimed victory when a defense authorization bill that included billions of dollars for disaster relief passed the Senate.  The specific authorization filled a gap in funding for the Road Home project, which is funding the rebuilding of homes that were destroyed during Katrina.  The homes will all but certainly have […]

Kennedy Sees the Light

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Not that Kennedy.  This Kennedy!  That’s right.  Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has fulfilled the first part of the Vitter prophecy by switching to the GOP.  Kennedy announced the switch on the website of his reelection campaign.  Kennedy has been heavily recruited by Karl Rove to challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu, possibly the Senate’s only vulnerable Democrat, next […]

Rumors of Kennedy’s Decision Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Monday, August 13th, 2007

As reported here last week, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy announced that he would seek reelection this November.  Some interpreted that as a decision that he would not challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu next year.  After a few days, it has become clear that Kennedy’s decision was not meant as a statement that he would not run […]

Rep. Baker Bows Out

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Rep. Richard Baker announced that he will not challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu.  Baker’s name was one of several that has been bandied about for the seat.  Most consider Democrat State Treasurer John Kennedy the GOP’s best chance, and Sen. David Vitter has already said that Kennedy will change parties to make the bid.  As such, Baker’s […]

LA Secretary of State Expects Full Recovery

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne expects a full recovery after a serious accident Monday night.  Dardenne was responsible for the accident, but was not intoxicated nor using an electronic device at the time.  He will not be ticketed.
Dardenne’s name has come up in some discussions about a Republican challenger to Sen. Mary Landrieu next […]

Kennedy to Switch Parties, Challenge Landrieu

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

According to Robert Novak, Louisiana Treasurer John N. Kennedy will switch parties to challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu.  Kennedy ran for Senate as a Democrat in 2004, getting defeated in a four-way race by David Vitter, the sole Republican in that race.  Even then, Kennedy ran as a center-right candidate.
Karl Rove targeted Kennedy as a top […]