Democrats Have One Final Shot to Flip a Senate Seat

November 14, 2016

Democrats have one final shot to flip a Senate seat -- but in order to pull off an upset, they need to quickly rally around the Louisiana candidate whose victory could be a bright spot in an otherwise dismal year. Public Service Commissioner – and jovial cattle farmer – Foster Campbell will face off against Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy, a twice-failed Senate candidate, in a Dec. 10 runoff. On the surface, it might seem like a lost cause: A Democrat running a statewide campaign in Louisiana in the Year of Trump. On the contrary, though,… Continue Reading

Republicans Flood the Zone in Louisiana Senate Runoff

November 14, 2016

National Republicans are flooding support to Louisiana Senate candidate John Kennedy to smother any chance that Democrat Foster Campbell can pull off what would be a stunning upset in their Dec. 10 runoff. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is opening 10 offices across the state to aid Kennedy's election, the Advocate reported.  In 2014, Republicans came out in masses to help Sen. Bill Cassidy defeat Democratic incumbent, Sen. Mary Landrieu. Campbell said he has received calls from Republican senators offering their help. Kennedy won the Nov. 8 primary with 27 percent of the vote and Campbell finished second in the… Continue Reading

Undecided Races: What’s Left

November 13, 2016

As President-elect Donald Trump and his team continue with the transition toward the presidency, a number of major races remain unresolved Sunday. Winners in the presidential race have yet to be declared in two states, Michigan and New Hampshire. Trump has consistently held a lead in Michigan; he's currently up by about 12,000 votes. The same is true of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, though her lead is under 3,000 votes. Her lead actually exceeds that of Gov. Maggie Hassan over Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte in the Senate race, though Ayotte already has conceded. Continue Reading

Louisiana US Senate Race Now a Two-Man, Partisan Competition

November 10, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell agreed on one thing Wednesday as they began a month-long sprint to Louisiana's U.S. Senate runoff election: They don't agree on much. Campbell, a state utility regulator with the Public Service Commission, said the two have such strong distinctions that the choice "is as clear as black and white." Kennedy, the state treasurer, said they're as different as "gumbo and grits." They were Tuesday's top vote-getters as Louisianans whittled would-be senators down from two dozen to two for the seat… Continue Reading

Louisiana’s U.S. Senate Race Set for Runoff in December

November 09, 2016

Louisiana will have to wait another month to elect its next U.S. senator. Democrat Foster Campbell and Republican John Kennedy are set to square off on Dec. 10, an automatic runoff triggered when no candidate earned more than 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election. Kennedy led Campbell 25-to-17 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday morning. Republican Charles Boustany (15.4 percent), Democrat Caroline Fayard (12.5 percent) and Republican John Fleming (10.5 percent) were the only other candidates in a crowded field to win more than 10 percent of the vote.… Continue Reading

Dick Cheney Says He Will Support Donald Trump

May 07, 2016

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will support Donald Trump, he told CNN Friday, an important move as the presumptive Republican nominee is encountering intense resistance from senior members of his own party. Cheney told CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel that he has always supported the GOP nominee and will do so this year as well.The announcement makes Cheney one of the few Republican Party elders to announce their support of Trump and comes a day after House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNN he is "just not ready" to back Trump. Former President George W. Bush,… Continue Reading

Hillary On An Email Indictment: ‘That’s Not Going to Happen’

March 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton (AP)   Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton declared Wednesday that her being indicted in the email scandal was "not going to happen" and refused to say whether she would quit the race should the Justice Department take the step. "Oh, that's not going to happen," Clinton told co-moderator Jorge Ramos in a tense exchange during the Univision presidential debate in Miami. "I'm not even answering that question." After disclosing the number of emails that Clinton wrote on her… Continue Reading

New Emails Show Hillary Slept Through Meeting Day After Benghazi Attacks

December 03, 2015

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slept in on Saturday following the Benghazi, Libya attacks, missing a staff meeting that was being set up about intelligence issues and the Presidential Daily Brief, according to a new batch of her emails released Thursday by conservative watchdogs Judicial Watch. "These new Benghazi emails are disturbing and show why Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration had to be forced to disclose them," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a release to Newsmax.  "Hillary Clinton, despite knowing that terrorists… Continue Reading

Duck Dynasty Swoops In To Help David Vitter

November 12, 2015

...In his latest campaign ad, Vitter turns to the Religious Right’s favorite reality TV stars, the Duck Dynasty clan, for their moral seal of approval. Willie Robertson says of Vitter, awkwardly decked in camouflage next to him, “I know he’s made some mistakes, but who hasn’t? The whole story of the Bible is about redemption, and I’m concerned about our state.” “What defines us in life is how we get up and earned redemption,” Vitter said, likening his personal process to the need for Louisiana “to get up based upon strong conservative principles.” Continue Reading

Conservatives Score Some Big Election Victories

November 05, 2015

There was a lot for conservatives to celebrate in this Tuesday’s off-year elections. One of the biggest victories came in Kentucky, where Matt Bevin won the governorship. His come-from-behind victory marks only the second time in the past 40 years that a Republican won the state’s highest office. If Bevin’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he is the courageous Tea Party supporter who ran against Mitch McConnell in the Republican primary last year for the Senate. Back then, McConnell vowed to “crush” Bevin and the Tea Party. His campaign spent millions of dollars in attack ads… Continue Reading

Criminal Inquiry Is Sought In Hillary Clinton’s Email Account

July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday. The request follows an assessment in a June 29 memo by the inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies that Mrs. Clinton’s private account contained “hundreds of potentially classified emails.” The memo was written to Patrick F. Kennedy, the under secretary of state for management. It is not clear… Continue Reading

State Department Says It Can’t Locate 15 Hillary Clinton Emails

June 26, 2015

The State Department said Thursday it cannot locate 15 work-related emails from Hillary Clinton's private server released this week by the committee probing the 2012 Benghazi attacks -- indicating she never turned them over, in a revelation the committee chairman described as "significant and troubling."  The emails consist of more in a series of intelligence reports passed to her by longtime political confidant Sidney Blumenthal, officials told The Associated Press. At the least, the existence of the emails turned over by Blumenthal but not by Clinton directly contradicts Clinton's news conference in March in… Continue Reading

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