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Jim Brown

What happened election night in Louisiana?

As Gomer Pile insightfully said: Surprise, Surprise, Surprise. There were a number of them on election night in the Bayou State. Governor John Bel Edwards’ quest for a first primary victory fell flat as several factors in the final days of the campaign caused his poll numbers to plummet. Now voters can look forward to a nasty runoff, with the airwaves filled with a boatload of negative TV and radio spots.

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Jim Brown

Labor of love to vote!

People early voted in record numbers for Saturday’s first primary election. Here in Louisiana, election participation was up 25 percent over the gubernatorial election just four years ago. Predictions proved true that as many as 35 percent or more of total voters will cast their ballots before Election Day.

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Jeff Crouere

Romney Shows His True Colors

In 2012, Donald Trump considered entering the GOP presidential race. Eventually, he decided to forgo a campaign and endorse Mitt Romney. Undoubtedly, it boosted Romney’s campaign and helped him secure the GOP presidential nomination.
In the 2012 general election, Romney had plenty of opportunities to win the race, but played defense during the final weeks of the campaign and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

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Jim Brown

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 badge of honor. A poll released recently and sponsored by the Washington Post and ABC news finds that “72 percent of Americans believe that politicians cannot be trusted and two thirds think the country’s political system is dysfunctional.

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Jeff Crouere

Democrats are buying votes to win in 2020

As the country careens toward the 2020 presidential election, the Democrats have a clear strategy. In Congress, they will spend all their time harassing and investigating President Trump and his administration instead of doing anything for the American people. Their presidential candidates cannot talk about the economy because it is very strong. In fact, President Trump’s policies have worked so well that our unemployment rate is at a historic low and more people are working today than at any time in our nation’s history.

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