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Louisiana's Leader Give Trump Their Chips



The 24-hour news cycle is quickly turning into a rinse cycle. After Donald Trump ascended the mantle of presumptive Republican nominee, some in the party raced to embrace him. However, other elephants want to wash their hands clean of a candidate with a history of offense, including  misogyny and xenophobia. How does Louisiana stand on The Donald? Click on through.


Jindal Logic


Bobby Jindal has not been relevant to the national political scene for years, but that did not stop the former Louisiana governor from launching a quixotic bid for the Republican nomination. Apparently, the politico formerly known as Candidate J finally got the memo. In a Friday (5.06) interview with CNN, he stated that he would not be attending the GOP convention in Cleveland.


Party People


Louisiana’s favorite husband-and-wife comedy routine received a big shakeup on Thursday (5.06). Mary Matalin announced that she is no longer a member of the Republican Party, but did not commit to a position on presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.


Trump Swings in the Red Stick


The antiestablishment refrains were there also. “Politicians are all talk and no actions. These politicians — the blood suckers, I call them the blood suckers — we’ve got to get rid of them.”


Jindal Out


Well, that’s four years down the drain. On Tuesday (11.17) afternoon, Bobby Jindal announced that he will be suspending his presidential bid. With poll numbers in the low single digits and flagging finances, the move came as a surprise to few.


Jindal's Juicebox


Bobby Jindal is not making much of a splash on the national stage as evidenced by his one percent poll numbers. Candidate J tried to change that last night at Fox Business’ kiddie table debate. Unfortunately, da Gov’ wound up a punchline again. Instead, of garnering attention for policy, he set social media aflame for a moment about “juice boxes.”


Vitter Fight


The enemy of my enemy is my friend? Republican Jay Dardenne crossed party lines today to endorse Democrat John Bel Edwards in the runoff election against Senator David Vitter. 


Kiddy Table Again


Call it a “Trump card,” but the characters involved in the 2016 Republican primary have resulted in record ratings for the G.O.P. debates. On Tuesday (10.27) night, CNBC is hoping to milk the trend for some Nielsen numbers of their own. However, Bobby Jindal will not share in the bounty. Candidate J has one again been relegated to the kiddy table.


Jindal's Jam


If nothing else, Bobby Jindal is consistent. Candidate J’s campaign finances are a mess rivaled only by the state of the Louisiana budget. This week the Federal Election Commission (FEC) released candidate filings for the quarter ending September 30th and Jindal is on a perilous perch. His campaign is sitting with just under 261,000 dollars in spending money.


Scalise Eyes Leader's Office


Steve Scalise is trying to switch jobs and it’s not because of David Duke’s threat to challenge him in the next election. The House Whip is eyeing the bigger digs assigned to the House Majority Leader after John Boehner announced plans to retire from Congress.


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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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