Former First Lady, former U.S. Senator, former Secretary of State, and current candidate for U.S. President, Hillary Clinton spent yesterday in Baton Rouge. In the morning, Clinton appeared at a rally at an inner-city charter school in Baton Rouge with approximately 1,200 people cheering her on and young members of Louisiana Leaderhip Institutes's 170-person band serenading her with brass music.
- STATE HOUSE CANDIDATE "JOKES" A WOMAN'S PLACE IS IN THE KITCHEN
No one thinks he's funny. Except for Woody Jenkins.
- ANGELLE SUPERPAC CLAIMS ANGELLE IS SURGING
Louisiana Rising, the political action committee associated with Republican gubernatorial candiate Scott Angelle, claims Angelle is within the margin of error and in striking distance of overtaking first place from U.S. Sen. David Vtter, and even though they may be self-interested, there's a reason to believe they could be spot on. During the last several weeks, Angelle has been pummeling Vitter on air and on the ground, and Vitter has not handled the criticism well. "According to the survey, the race currently stands at 24% Vitter, 21% Angelle, 20% Edwards, 10% Dardenne, 4% minor candidates and 21% undecided."
Truth be told: If this poll is accurate, Angelle and Edwards aren't really competing for the second spot in the run-off. They're competing for the first spot. Because if 21% of voters are truly undecided, it's difficult to imagine how they'd group disproportionately in favor of the most well-known candidate in the election, David Vitter. Vitter's voters, in other words, have likely already decided, and his numbers continue to plummet.
- WONKETTE: BOBBY JINDAL APPROVES OF A MUSLIM PRESIDENT AS LONG AS HE'S A CHRISTIAN TOO
The former governor of Louisiana continues to be confused on issues of religion, identity, and the Constitution, which clearly prohibits a religious test for public office.
- HILLARY CLINTON SLAMS BOBBY JINDAL FOR REFUSING MEDICAID EXPANSION
Gov. Jindal's refusal to accept federal medicaid expansion dollars was a disaster that disproportionaly affects poor and working-class minorities, leaving more than 190,000 Louisiana citizens uninsured and un-insurable, Secretary Clinton tells a rally in Baton Rouge yesterday morning. "He put ideology ahead of the well-being of the people and the families in this state," she said, to rapturous applause (this reporter was present at the rally, though I'm linking to the Associated Press coverage via The Times-Picayune).