Tuesday, 24 November 2015 18:03

Vitter falls, Edwards and Dems rise, US Senate race in the "hots"

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crouere hangoutWith the Louisiana governor's race and other statewide races now behind us, what lessons can we learn and how will the election affect the future U.S. Senate race especially since David Vitter has decided not to run again for that spot?

These were some of the issues that WGSO's Jeff Crouere and Bayoubuzz publisher, Stephen Sabludowsky discussed on their Tuesday morning radio--Google hangout webcast.

Here is a segment: 

CROUERE: We had Billy Nungesser win, we had Jeff Landry win, Republicans have won every other state wide election, Republicans controlled the legislature, so it's obviously a Republican state, McCain one here, Romney won here, no statewide elected Democrats since 2008, so now you have this blip whereby you have John Bell Edwards winning, nothing to do with the Democratic Party, nothing to do with people starting to love Obama, I think it was all about David Vitter being a flawed candidate, David Vitter being someone--who I wrote in a column, that posted on Bayoubuzz, weeks ago was the weakest Republican candidate other than Bobby Jindal or David Duke, would you agree with that?

SABLUDOWSKY: Oh, yeah, absolutely, absolutely-- although I don't necessarily agree with the premise that your painting, and that is that the Democratic Party is completely dead, I think there on their knees, but I think their rising

CROUERE:Well, they're not dead now, they just won the governor's seat, but what I'm saying, is--I don't think the dynamics of the state has changed. I don't think we have become anything but a red state. Do you?

SABLUDOWSKY:I think it is a conservative state, I think that with the right candidate obviously or with the wrong candidate, the Democratic Party might be able to do pretty well, so for the upcoming election, the presidential election, the US Senate race and the Congressional races, will have to see if the Democrats put anybody up and what we found out was--you don't necessarily need to have this high visibility going into, the election, I mean John Bel Edwards--who knew him prior to say, August?

CROUERE:Well, the Democrats rally behind him, he was the only democrat, you had a bunch of Republicans splitting up the vote, the weakest Republican got in the runoff, and he won. I think that's one of the benefits for the Democrats of the jungle primary that we have. They can all consolidate behind one candidate, Republican split up the vote, maybe the most unelectable one gets into the runoff and then the Democrats can win. But I don't see anybody among Fleming, Boustany, Col.Maness  that have the baggage of David Vitter. Do you?

SABLUDOWSKY:No, actually not, not even close. No, far from. But you have to keep in mind that you have these candidates including John Kennedy and you have these  candidates who are going to be fighting tooth and nail and where they have records and will have to see, you know if they go after one another, you going to have the same negativity factor, Democrats may just put up one candidate and each congressional district and U.S. Senate

CROUERE: You probably have Mitch Landrieu looking at the Senate maybe-- that could be a possibility

SABLUDOWSKY:that's certainly a possibility, keep in mind that David Vitter lost by 20% in the women's vote, Hillary Clinton with all of her baggage and flaws and all, she is at this point in time, the main woman candidate, and so for that reason she is attractive and when she comes to Louisiana, she's got a drawl

CROUERE:A drawl or a draw?




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