Oct. 6, 2015 10:56 AM
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  • STEVE SCALISE SAYS HE HAS THE VOTES FOR MAJORITY LEADER

    Kenny Knight's friend Steve Scalise claims he has the votes lined up to become the next House Majority Leader. Scalise has attracted at least one other serious challenger and has renewed attention on his 2002 speech at a white supremacist conference. We'll know soon whether Scalise is telling the truth. Congress is set to vote on leadership in only a few short days.

  • CURT ANDERSON AND TIMMY TEEPELL'S NEWEST BOBBY JINDAL BOOK

    Elizabeth Crisp received an advanced copy of Bobby Jindal's newest book, American Will. Apparently, the book is about why he should become the next president, which means it has almost nothing to do with his tenure as governor. Jindal's first book, Leadership in Crisis or Crisis of Leadership or something like that, was ghostwritten co-written by Curt Anderson, Jindal's campaign aide. In his newest book, Jindal thanks Anderson and Timmy Teepell.

  • STEPHANIE GRACE: DAVID VITTER'S CAMPAIGN LACKING IN SUBSTANCE

    Months ago, it looked as if David Vitter was going to run a different kind of campaign than he usually does. He spoke about expanding Medicaid; he took a nuanced position on Common Core, and he demonstrated a robust grasp of other issues. But, as Stephanie Grace points out, that version of Vitter didn't last long. Today, he is running a nasty, subtly racist, and vacuous campaign.

  • BOB MANN: LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S RACE IS ALL PROSE, NO POETRY

    Bob Mann tries and fails to find a gubernatorial candidate who inspires. "The public won't be passionate about our new governor if he is not passionate about us," Mann writes.

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