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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.

 

Senator Mary Landrieu

Landrieu will start the day off back home in NOLA at Family and Friends Day at Mr. Chill’s Broadmoor Dogs and Sweet Pastries. The event is also located in the neighborhood Senator Landrieu grew up in. Her campaign will use the event to play up her former role as Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

 

At 4p.m., Landrieu rolls out her second Clinton in as many weeks. Hillary will host Women with Mary Geaux Vote. Landrieu has been attacking Cassidy as weak on domestic violence in recent ads and the rally will likely touch on the issue as well. Despite Clinton’s polarizing persona, her endorsement is goes a long way with on women’s issues. The event is open to the public with an RSVP at marylandrieu.com/hillary.

 

Colonel Rob Maness (ret.)

Tea Party darling Maness put out a new robe-call with Sarah Palin. In the recording Palin opens, with "Hello, Louisiana. This is Governor Sarah Palin. Hey, are you tired of Washington politics, and negative campaigning, and empty promises? Well, send Washington a message. Send Col. Rob Maness to the U.S. Senate.”

 

Later in the call, she echoes the campaign slogan, “Rob is a conservative, a vet, he's one of us.”

 

Maness is also continuing his busy “Trucking to Victory Tour”. Today he is making a stop Arnaudville, two in Houma, two in ‘da Parish, and then having dinner at Tony Mandina’s Restaurant in Gretna.

 

Representative Bill Cassidy

Yesterday, Cassidy made a campaign appearance with controversial conservative Dr. Ben Carson. Cassidy’s campaign has faithfully executed a strategy of minimal exposure hoping Obama’s low poll numbers will translate to a vote against Landrieu. Likewise, the campaign does not release schedules in advance. No update was available at press time.




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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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