Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.



by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Relevant at last

Louisiana took center stage on Super Saturday as presidential candidates anxiously awaited the results from the Bayou State, which, indeed, turned out to be relevant for the front-runners for the Republican and Democratic parties.

edwards capitolBy Lou Gehrig Burnett

A penny for your thoughts?

    There are plenty of thoughts likely taking place about a penny among Louisiana voters as a result of the Louisiana House of Representatives approving an additional one cent to the state’s current four-cent sales tax.

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This Saturday, March 5, voters in the Bayou State will go to the polls to vote in what has been a raucous political circus, better known as the presidential preference primaries.

    Four other states – Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, and Nebraska – will also have political caucuses or elections on this same day, so it will be interesting to see how much attention is given to Louisiana by the national news media.

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    A new poll by Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) produced some interesting results on the current political climate in Louisiana.

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A punch to the gut

FAYARDBy Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Democratic dilemma
When it comes to the U.S. Senate race, which is scheduled for November 8, Louisiana Democrats are feeling somewhat optimistic. After all, they just elected John Bel Edwards governor in a blood-red Republican state.

Louisiana State Capitol at nightby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Shreveport state Rep. Thomas Carmody has been appointed chairman of the House Commerce Committee by Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia.

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Outgoing Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal seems to have left a stocking full of coal for new Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Louisiana house repsBy Lou Gehrig Burnett

Campbell leads in Senate race

    Is it deja vu all over again?  The first poll on the 2016 U.S. Senate race has Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell leading the pack.

lou gehrig burnettVictory bells for John Bel

    Some months ago, I received a phone call from a guy by the name of John Bel Edwards, who said he was running for governor and wanted to meet.
    His name was not unfamiliar to me.  My friend  state Rep. Thomas Carmody had often mentioned John Bel to me because they were seatmates in the House.  They – Carmody a Republican and Edwards a Democrat – had established a rapport and had become good friends.
    So I agreed to meet with Edwards for breakfast at Strawn’s on Kings Highway.  Linda Talbert joined me for the meeting.  Edwards brought Linda Day, his campaign manager.

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