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Scalise Skips Selma, but Maness Marks Bloody Sunday


On Sunday, tens of thousands of people converged on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’, a seminal moment in the civil rights movement. Notable absences like Louisiana’s Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip dominated headlines leading up to the event. Also notable was the presence of Tea Party darling and former Senate candidate Colonel Rob Maness (ret.)


Op-Ed: The Runoff Runs Out

The Low Turnout Diet And Its Discontents



Have you voted yet? Did you show up for early voting with a smile on your face, eager to perform your civic duty? Of course not. 


The Outsider Comes Inside: Maness Joins Cassidy Camp


Colonel Rob Maness, the outsider candidate in the race for US Senator from Louisiana, has not wasted very much time in learning how to operate inside politics. The Tea Party darling finished in third place on Election Day (11.04) with 13.76 percent of the note meaning that he did not qualify for the runoff. However, Maness quickly moved his support to Representative Bill Cassidy, the Republican establishment candidate whom he has criticized for the past year.


OpEd: #LaSen's Walk of Shame

Election's Morning After is 'Shite' for All 3 Candidates



Let’s face it. That sucked. 

I don’t care who you are. It’s pretty much impossible to feel good about the Louisiana Senate election that hobbled to its shaggy-dog ending last night. It was literally a contest with no winners, and no happy endings for the people, candidates, or pundits of Louisiana. To quote Trainspotting, a film from Mary Landrieu’s first term, “It's a shite state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the fresh air in the world won't make any fucking difference!”


Ballot Blitz: #LaSen Saturday Sprint


Election Day is Tuesday (10.4) and the campaign for U.S. Senator is overwhelming in Louisiana. The recent barrage of television ads are merely the tip of the iceberg. Today, the incumbent is bringing in a Clinton. The Colonel is is crisscrossing the state in a pickup, and Cassidy is maintaining a strategy of minimal engagement.


Wisdom of Elders: Landrieu Picks Up Senior Endorsement


By Ashley Larsen

The gloves are coming off in the senate race. Mary Landrieu received the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare (NCPSSM) yesterday, October 21st. NCPSSM is one the largest advocacy groups to protect the federal benefits for seniors in the country. Max Richtman, the President and CEO of the coalition, presented Landrieu with a pair of boxing gloves at the event in New Orleans to help prepare her to “fight” for Social Security and Medicare.


Talking Points

#LaSen Debate Wrap



Based on ratings, it looks like most Louisianans tuned into the NCIS: New Orleans or The Mindy Project instead of last night's Louisiana Senate Debate. Well, never fear, NoDef is here to provide some Cliff Notes for y'all.


LASEN Lagniappe


Temperatures are dropping, but the Louisiana Senate Race is continuing to heat up as Election Day draws near. Colonel Rob Maness (ret.) is picking up some national names. Senator Mary Landrieu is acting Senatorial. Congressmen Cassidy is fighting flack for an attack ad. National groups are gearing up for the runoff, and even the silent senator from Metrie is getting involved.


After Cassidy Abstains, Monroe Debate Cancelled


The national media is giving a lot of airtime to the Senate race in Louisiana. However, Monroe’s KNOE will be giving the election a little less attention. The CBS affiliate announced that they will cancel the first debate after Represenative Bill Cassidy(R) refused to join incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu(D) and fellow challenger Rob Maness(R) in the forum.


Opinion: Sen. Landrieu’s not the only one still living with Mom & Dad


By Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), candidate for U.S. Senate


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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