Jim Brown and Jeff Crouere US AND LOUISIANA POLITICS

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trump stocksToday, Donald Trump engaged in a teleconference with members of the US military across the seas and told them that they had something to fight for.

"We're doing well at home. The economy is doing really great," he said. "When you come back, you are going to see with the jobs and companies coming back into our country and the stock market just hit a record high. Unemployment is the lowest it's been in 17 years. So you're fighting for something real, you're fighting for something good."

comebackOk, folks. Is the Louisiana Democratic Party now the “Comeback Kid”, now that a virtual nobody in the political world, without any campaign money was able to get within ten points from taking home all of the treasurer marbles in the most recent Louisiana Treasurer’s race, which concluded Saturday night?

Is there any lesson learned for the next upcoming statewide election?

In discussing the recent Louisiana Treasurer’s race and the New Orleans elections, in particular, that was the question I posed during the interview I conducted with Louisiana Weekly political editor and WRNO Radio weekend talk show host Christopher Tidmore and John Couvillon of JMC Analytics and Polling of Louisiana.

charbonnetThe New Orleans Mayor’s race runoff is now eight days away. Lots can happen between now and then.  But here are some quick observations, and some relevant tweets worth reviewing.

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The old famous adage, “money is the mother’s milk of politics” might be also said, “milking a scandal is the "mother" of all political campaign tactics”.

No doubt, the Desiree Charbonnet campaign is in "udder" "spread the Latoya Cantrell credit card controversy mode.  Just how much mileage and bad press it can get from it before New Orleans Mayor's Race election day, is a topic for serious discussion. Or, better said--will voters leave home and vote for Cantrell, without it (being top of mind)?

shocked pollSurprised? Indeed. Well, how about, somewhat shocked!

This morning, I discovered that LaToya Cantrell is ahead of Desiree Charbonnet by a whopping 18 points, according to a research firm LJR Custom Strategies on behalf of the local branch of a national education reform organization, Democrats for Education Reform.

Have Louisiana’s storms of budget slashes and revenue bloats come to an end?  Months ago, the Governor John Bel Edwards administration announced that the state’s revenues have increased, thus, the fiscal year ended with a, get this, a surplus of over one hundred million dollars.

crouere radioRoughly a week ago, when looking at the upcoming statewide elections, I threw out the possibility of an "upset of upsets" in favor of attorney and accountant Derrick Edwards, the Democratic Party candidate in the Louisiana Treasurer’s race, possibly winning against John Schroder, a Republican.

No doubt,  the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry supports tax reform and, in general, the key legislation coming out of the House of Representatives.  Supporting or taking positions on various state and national legislative instruments is what LABI does along with providing other services key to its members and the community. 

cantrell charonnet

The Desiree Charbonnet for Mayor of New Orleans campaign has just shot another city credit card broadside to the LaToya Cantrell for Mayor campaign today with a press release, claiming that the Councilwoman Cantrell has "even more questions to answer" today as it claims "a large number of specific violations".

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