According to a anonymous source, democrat Louisiana Sen. D.A. “Butch” Gautreaux,
During his tenure, Levine led DHH through significant reforms, even while dealing with massive funding and disaster-related challenges.
As of 2:06 pm, more candidates have entered the political field in Louisiana. The US Senate race now has a third Democrat, Neeson Chauvin. Also, Republican Steve Scalise the Congressman from the the 1st Cogressional District has drawn an opponent, Democrat Myron Katz. Also, Milton Gordon has informed Bayoubuzz that he has qualified in the US Senate race as an independent.
According to Reuters, Diamond is pulling one of its deepwater rigs out of the gulf. Reuters reports that Diamond is the first of such move “surrounding a U.S. moratorium on deepwater drilling.
The Obama administration through the Interior Department imposed the deepwater drilling moratorium after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded which has resulted in what is known as the BP Oil Spill.
Update: Milt Gordon has qualified according to his Facebook. He is a conservative (11:59am) and has told Bayoubuzz that he is running as an independent. Also, Steve Scalise has picked up an opponent, Myron Katz of New Orleans.
Nick J. Accardo has qualified for the seat. occupied by incumbent David Vitter. Accardo has qualified as a republican. Now both major candidates, Vitter and democrat Congressman Charlie Melancon have competition within their own respective parties.
Also, the Lt. Governor's has picked up more candidates. Melanie J. McNight and entertainer Sammy Kershaw have entered the race.
Here is the latest list of candidates who have qualified for upcoming elections (as of 11:29 am)
The last day of qualifying for political office for important Louisiana elections is today.
Here is a quick analysis of some of the important races:
Will David Vitter coast to being the only Republican running in the US Senate race? So far, the unexpected has occurred. Instead of Vitter getting a possible republican challenge, his major opponent, Charlie Melancon did. Now that there are two democrats in the race, what position will that party take? Will it support one candidate over another?
Good morning and welcome to Ringside. Did you hear? Michelle Obama is coming now to the Gulf Coast. So all your fears can wash away…..never mind. So what good does this visit do when red tape is still getting in the way? Meanwhile, Governor Bobby Jindal is practically screaming at the federal government. Great talk, but so far the governor isn’t walking the walk. The stage is set now for David Vitter vs. Charlie Melancon and questions have been spurned by Vitter on the persisting questions of his now fired controversial staffer. And just what’s going on in the Department of Justice? A voter intimidation case where intentions were clear has now been tossed out by this administration. Reverend James David Manning is at it again as he has some very pointed words as usual for President Barack Obama.
The offshore deepwater drilling moratorium took another hit on Thursday when the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, in New Orleans, declined the federal government’s effort to restore the pause in certain Gulf of Mexico drilling activity.
After Thursday’s hearing Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said, “We have very serious concerns that the Department of Interior is going to announce a second moratorium. As members of the court pointed out today during the hearing, despite the injunction against the original moratorium, we currently have a de facto moratorium because of uncertainty from the Department of Interior".
On Thursday, the appellate panel of the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied the US government’s request stating it "failed to demonstrate a likelihood of irreparable injury if the stay is not granted."
The ruling appears to be a short-term embarrassment to the Obama administration who has pressed the moratorium on certain deepwater drilling activities.
However, it is uncertain how much of a victory the ruling really might be for those who won the three judge decision.
The ruling said there was no evidence that deepwater drilling would resume immediately.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Lt. Governor Scott Angelle to represent the State of Louisiana at the hearing on the drilling moratorium at the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The Court issued a ruling shortly after the hearing where they denied the motion for stay. Below is a statement from the Governor.
Governor Jindal said, “We’re pleased the court did not reinstate the moratorium. However, it’s clear from the ruling that this matter is not resolved and there remains uncertainty about the future of deepwater drilling and thousands of
Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered his first State of the City address, titled “Eyes Wide Open,” to a packed audience at Xavier University.
During Landrieu's brief experience in office, not only has he picked his administration but has also dealt with the BP Oil Spill experience
Today, as the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans hears the case regarding the Gulf of Mexico Deep Water moratorium imposed by the Obama administration, the debates over the federal response to the BP spill continue. At top of the arguments are whether oil drilling is safe in the Gulf Of Mexico, whether the Obama administration ‘s moratorium is overbroad, whether the courts hearing the cases are biased and even whether the moratorium is just another example of the Obama administration taking actions actually damaging rather than aiding the recovery and the United States.