For those dying for substantive debates related to functions of the Louisiana Lt. Governor’s race, think again. There are many more meatier and spicier matters to be discussed these days. For instance, there’s the issue of polls. Then, there is the main course in Louisiana politics-- campaign attacks and the sleaze factors.
In the beginning of this decade, there were some movies that Louisiana could call its own but ever since the motion picture tax incentive program was launched, industry activity has soared. .
As a result of the program and other factors, Louisiana is now extremely competitive and a major player in the industry.
One of the fastest growing areas of the Louisiana economy falls under what is called “Entertainment” which the Louisiana Economic Development includes filmmaking, sound recording, live performance and digital media (digital interactive).
The person heading that sector is young and energetic Chris Stelly who has replaced Sherri McConnell after her recent resignation.
In a number of communities now, there are debates as to who should "occupy" the direction of American politics—the right or the left.
For many, the announcement marrying the Mercedes Benz, New Orleans Saints, Louisiana, the Superdome, the City of New Orleans together for a ten-year relationship which designates the world-famous and magnificent stadium as the Mercedes Benz Superdome is a Super Bowl-made-in-heaven.
The Bobby Jindal campaign is announcing that the Baton Rouge Business Report has endorsed him for Governor.
Now, let’s see. The person endorsing is Rolfe McCollister, the former campaign treasuer for Team Jindal I back in 2007 and and the former head of the Jindal transition team 2007-2008.
McCollister cites the improvement in jobs and the economy.
In a recent “ The Hayride/JMCEL’s “Pulse of Louisiana” Poll”, undecided’s lead in the major races for Louisiana Lt. Governor and Secretary of State in the October 22 statewide election with Jay Dardenne, Billy Nungesser, Jim Tucker and Tom Scheduler all coming in for a close second place in their respective races. All are Republicans.
There’s plenty of politics and elections talk going on today.
First, the Louisiana governor’s race.
On September 25, 2006, ex-New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason stoked a fire under his football team with a courageous block of a punt which ended up becoming a touchdown only minutes into a historic moment. That one play sparked a rag-tag orphan of a team which on that night was returning to a rehabilitated Superdome, post Katrina. The emotional Saints went on to beat the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night football in front of millions of television viewers. It was a game that perhaps left more people with tears than cheers. Before then, people even wondered if this World’s Wonder of a building which housed thousands of Katrina refugees only the summer prior would ever be home to a professional team and certainly would not be the black and gold which had taken root in Oklahoma City. Even some well-respected voices openly shouted that the City of New Orleans was cursed, was too expensive to repair and should be forced to retire into oblivion
There is no debate. The Internet is continuing to dominate Louisiana elections.
This domination is even more evident today as political e-mails and press releases fly into the inboxes. Moments ago, the Dardenne campaign sent out a statement by campaign presser, Jason Hebert who took on fellow Republican Billy Nungesser. The latter is challenging the incumbent Dardenne for the Lt. Governor’s spot. The issue is whether Nungesser is running away from debates.