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!


Back Again

Okay, so I’m giving it a second try with the whole blog thing. I think its a good idea to get my ideas out there, even if right now no one really knows who I am. Besides I’ll have alot to write about in a few weeks, when I attend the Republican National Convention as an Alternate Delegate for Louisiana! I’m really excited about it, and can’t wait to leave for Minneapolis. It’s going to be a once in a lifetime experience.
Come to think about it though- I’ve had alot of those lately. After all I was barely 18 when I ran to be a Delegate to the Republican State Convention for Louisiana, and I honestly didn’t expect to get it.. I mean I couldn’t even win a student council election in high school- the cheerleaders always beat me. But I won, and beat out some prominent local figures, I just couldn’t believe it!
I went to the State Convention, and met one of Louisiana’s Senators, David Vitter. I applied for an internship in his Washington, D.C. office, and got that too. So this summer I spent three weeks working in D.C.! It was beyond amazing, and my favorite part was giving tours of the U.S. Capitol Building. Its full of soo much history, and its crazy to imagine some of our country’s most important leaders walking the same halls!
Also while I was in D.C., I got to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington. And let me tell you, there is nothing more stirring to the American heart than hearing Taps played in front of the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I remember my first trip to Washington with my school junior year, and hearing it for the first time- I am also not ashamed to say that I remember crying.
My brother is in the Air Force, and has been to Iraq a few times, and is soon going back- but he tells me that if people went over there and saw what we are doing to help these people, and how thankful they are, then they would understand that we can’t leave. I definitely trust his word as a first person observer more than second hand reports in the liberal drive-by media (yes, I am a Limbaugh fan! I love it when he calls Obama “The Messiah” it kills me!!!).
Okay well, my dogs are howling to be let out- so I better go before they combust– but its good to be back!