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Monday, October 26, 2015

Vitter barely makes Louisiana governor runoff

David Vitter used her Brothel

Sex and Conservatism

  • I have embraced the reality that all human beings are fucked up.  But I just love sex scandals from "family values" Republicans.  
  • Now the GOP has nominate the most recent king of Senatorial sex scandals giving the Democrats a shot at winning the Governor's race.

(Politico)  -  David Vitter barely survived months of attacks — including explicit references to his 2007 prostitution scandal — to outlast two other Republicans in Saturday's Louisiana gubernatorial primary and earn a spot in a runoff election next month.

But now the toughest test yet looms for Vitter: What was once expected to be an easy race against the lone major Democratic candidate has the scandal-marred second-term senator again fighting for his political life.

State Rep. John Bel Edwards — who finished first in Saturday's open primary with 40 percent of the vote, according to The Associated Press — starts the month-long sprint to the runoff ahead of Vitter in the polls. Louisiana is an unlikely pick-up opportunity for Democrats — a party that doesn't control a governorship or state legislative chamber in the Deep South after decades of dominance.

Democrats believe Edwards, a West Point graduate and former Army Ranger who opposes abortion rights and supports gun rights, is the perfect candidate to take on Vitter, even if the latter is a high-profile conservative with plentiful financial backing. But even an ideal Democrat and a flawed Republican might not be enough to win in a state President Barack Obama lost by 16 percentage points in 2012 and then-Sen. Mary Landrieu, who comes from a legendary Louisiana political family, lost by 12 percentage points a runoff last year.

Edwards projected confidence in the Nov. 21 runoff during his victory speech Saturday night.
"We're going to kick their butts," he predicted, before shifting to emphasize his own honesty and question Vitter: "David Vitter wouldn't last five minutes at West Point."

Among those Edwards still needs to convince of his viability is the Democratic Governors' Association, which has yet to spend money on television ads in the contest and isn't committing to do so during the run-off. The DGA is sending Scott Arcenaux, a Louisiana native who was previously executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, to assist Edwards' campaign.

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[]Governor of Louisiana, Blanket Primary, 2015
PartyCandidateVote %Votes
    DemocraticGreen check mark transparent.pngJohn Bel Edwards39.9%444,061
    RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngDavid Vitter23%256,105
    RepublicanScott Angelle19.3%214,907
    RepublicanJay Dardenne15%166,553
    DemocraticCary Deaton1.1%11,750
    DemocraticS L Simpson0.7%7,411
    IndependentBeryl Billiot0.5%5,690
    IndependentJeremy "JW" Odom0.4%4,755
    IndependentEric Paul Orgeron0.2%2,244
Total Votes1,113,476
Election Results Louisiana Secretary of State.


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