Election Results

So this weekend was certainly interesting! Let’s look at the results:

State Legislature District 5

Lawyer Alan Seabaugh defeated political newcomer and banker Harold Turner. Things seemed to turn ugly at the end, but I think that the voters ultimately made the right choice.

Lt. Governor

Republican Secretary of State Jay Dardenne came out on top of a very large field, with Democrat Caroline Fayard taking the second spot on the Nov 2 ballot. Sammy Kershaw made a good showing, but surprisingly dismal returns doomed State GOP Chairman Roger Villere.

Shreveport Mayor

After a fake poll had Wooley falling fast to Caddo Commissioner David Cox- the election predictions were all up in the air. But many predicted from the start that it would be a Wooley/ Glover showdown. And thats exactly what we are going to get. Look for this one to get really hot real fast!

On another note- Parker Ward proved my prediction wrong, I said he would get 100 votes, he got 175.

Council Races

A

C O Simpkins will face Rose Wilson McCulloch.

B

Sheeva Sims, who lost by 6 votes in 2006, will face former Scary Mary staffer Jeff Everson.

C

Republican Oliver Jenkins blew independent Jake Toloso out of the water with 84% of the votes.

D

Conservative Independent Phillip Templeton came out on top and will face Michael Corbin in the run off.

Yours truly garnered 13% of the vote, and would like to thank all of her supporters very much for all their kind words, good wishes, and especially for their votes!

G

Sam Jenkins defeated Jerry White with 71% of the votes.

Look for things to heat up over the next month, and don’t forget about the midterm elections where Congressman Fleming and Senator Vitter will be up for reelection!


Practice What You Preach

“Do as I say, not as I do.”

 This is the attitude Congress has taken in regards to the current health care issue. They want you to be forced to enroll but want to keep their cushy Federal benefits intact. But our very own Louisiana Representative John Fleming, M.D., has introduced a resolution that would require Congress to practice what they preach.

House Resolution 615 would require congressmen and women who vote for the health care bill to enroll in the government option if it passes. Representative Fleming’s website says, “If Members of Congress believe so strongly that government-run health care is the best solution for hard working American families, I think it only fitting that Americans see them lead the way. Public servants should always be accountable and responsible for what they are advocating…any plan that is good enough for American families is good enough for every member of Congress.”

So far more than 90 Representatives have officially signed on to support this resolution, along with 1.1 million citizens who have signed the online petition on Fleming’s website. But unsurprisingly, not a single Democrat has pledged their support.

This begs the question: If the health care “reform” they are pushing for is so great, then why do they not want it for themselves? It makes me think of the new Burger King commercials with Tony Stewart. Why would you endorse something that you have no intention of using?

Fleming’s resolution is a great way to hold Congress accountable for the reform they pass. I personally have signed the petition and am proud that my Congressman was the one to propose this. Louisiana politics has long been a joke, but Representative Fleming’s actions give me hope for the future of our state and our nation.