Friday, November 27, 2015

2016 CAMPAIGNS COMING UP!





HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

If I can be of any help to you or someone you know in an upcoming campaign or with local, state or federal issues please give me a call at 225-405-6296.

BRIEF BIO:

Over the years Patrick Bergeron has served in many diverse professional capacities at all three levels of government. He has been an East Baton Rouge Metro-Councilman, a Congressional District Political Director and the Chief of Staff of the Louisiana Department of Elections. For several years he was a lobbyist and spokesman for local officials at the capitol and has served as a commission appointee or chairman under three Governors. Politically, he has been a media consultant, a campaign manager, communications director or strategist for dozens of candidates and issue campaigns. He has played a prominent role in many dramatic upset victories over the past 40 years. Pat has taught campaign politics and public policy classes for The Louisiana Institute of Public Policy and Politics, as well as classes at several of the state universities.

EMPLOYMENT:

Self employed Political Consultant for the past several years
Chief of Staff, Louisiana Department of Elections 
Political Director, 4th Congressional District
Communications Director and Lobbyist, Police Jury Association of Louisiana


APPOINTED POSITIONS:

Metro Councilman, East Baton Rouge District 12 
Chairman, Governor’s Justice System Funding Commission
Chairman, East Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission
Chairman, East Baton Rouge Board of Election Supervisors
Vice President, Baton Rouge Port Commission

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

President, Baton Rouge Roundtable
President, Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo
Various capacities in Father’s Clubs of Catholic High, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Aloysius School and Church

(Photo credit: Beth Gold-Photography)


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

LET THE GAMES BEGIN.. 2016 FEDERAL ELECTIONS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER




LET THE GAMES BEGIN.. 2016 FEDERAL ELECTIONS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER








PICTURED ABOVE: GOP Presidential candidate Texas U,S, Senator Ted Cruz, Possible U.S. Senate candidate Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (w/GOP activist Debbie Dougherty), 6th District Congressman Garret Graves (w/Ascension Parish President Kenny Mattasa campaign manager Anna Leigh White), 3rd District Congressman Dr. Charles Boustany, 4th District Congressman John Fleming (w/GOP activist Peggy Vidrine), 5th District Congressman Dr. Ralph Abraham, possible Congressional candidate State Senator Elbert Guillory and Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour.

Friday, November 20, 2015

ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY! GEAUX VOTE!





ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY! GEAUX VOTE!

FOR REAL-TIME ELECTION RESULTS CLICK LINK BELOW AFTER 8 PM SATURDAY NIGHT...

https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/Graphical

#LAGOV, #LALEGE

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign: 'This is not my time'






Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign: 'This is not my time'


http://theadvocate.com/news/14015535-123/breaking-jindal-suspends-presidential-campaign


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, once seen as a rising star in the Republican Party, abandoned his fledgling campaign for the White House Tuesday after failing to gain traction on the national level and remaining a virtual afterthought among a crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls.

“This is not my time. I‘ve come to the realization that it’s just not my time,” he said during an appearance on Fox News’ Special Report from Washington.

Friday, November 13, 2015

HAYRIDE LYING FOR VITTER, WILL BE SUED BY PAT BERGERON




HAYRIDE LYING FOR VITTER, WILL BE SUED BY PAT BERGERON

Excerpt from the hayride:

"Then we understand that Edwards, who won’t lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do, has hired Baton Rouge political fixer Pat Bergeron for his campaign’s homestretch. That’s an interesting choice, as Bergeron was known as the facilitator of Mike Foster’s having bought David Duke’s mailing list before the 1995 gubernatorial campaign and most recently worked for Scott Angelle’s gubernatorial campaign.
We suspect, though likely will never be able to prove, that it was Bergeron who sent to us shortly before the primary election a pair of thumb drives containing audio files of a woman named Mary Jennings describing details of an alleged 20-year affair with her boss at the time, Jay Dardenne. We didn’t run with any of that, because dealing in the personal destruction of a political candidate through promotion of old scandal is beneath the floor of respectable politics, but we do find it interesting that Edwards would have accepted Dardenne’s endorsement and bloviated about the injustice of his treatment by Vitter while at the same time hiring an operative known for decades in Louisiana politics for the kinds of dirty tricks that would describe Operation Thumbdrive."
COMMENTARY: The Hayride dude has been on the Vitter payroll for months. Par for the course with this lying idiot at the hayride, they are now making up stories about me again. I am not on Edwards payroll nor have I ever been. Although it's easy to tell after this little missive who I am going to vote for. Met David Duke once, once too many. Never had anything to do with any mailing list. And just in case these people are too stupid to understand what they said Mike Foster just endorsed Vitter a few days ago. The thumb drive thing is absolutely ridiculous don't know who Mary Jennings is and frankly don't care.. 
You guys can actually sleep at night attacking people without a fricking bit of truth to it? If anyone wants to know more about who the author of the hayride is just check the civil and criminal court records in EBR. Lots of court records for Scott Mckay.
I understand politics more than most but this crap is beyond the pale of dignity and ethical behavior. OUTRIGHT LYING ABOUT A CANDIDATE IS HORRIBLE ENOUGH. BUT MAKING UP NASTY THINGS ABOUT A POLITICAL CONSULTANT WHO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A RACE IS MUCH WORSE. GET READY TO BE SERVED LEGAL PAPERS!
CHARACTER ASSASSINATION SEEMS TO BE THE M.O. OF THE VITTER CAMPAIGN!
As I said the last time this idiot attacked me, I have a long history of political and civic service to the citizens of Baton Rouge. Louisiana and America. The guy making up this stuff has nothing but a need to make money to pay his legal fees! I have four children and really don't appreciate being slandered in such a raw, stupid manner. 
Clearly, the Vitter camp is in panic mode! It's over boys, take it to the house! Venting won't help.. It's over!
#lagov. #lalege, #geauxtigers, #geauxsaints

COOK REPORT: Vitter’s Struggles Move LA Governor Race to Lean Democrat





LA Governor: Vitter’s Struggles Move this Race to Lean Democrat


We are calling Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter the underdog, and moving the rating to Lean Democrat. This rating change says little about the overall politics of Louisiana or where the two political parties find themselves in the state. It does say a great deal about how much Sen. David Vitter’s situation has changed in the last few months

#LAGOV

NEW TV: Don't let out-of-state special interests elect their puppet, Jeff Landry






Don't let out-of-state special interests elect their puppet, Jeff Landry


NEW TV AD:

https://www.facebook.com/VoteBuddyCaldwell/videos/980896391948449/

#LAGOV, #LALEGE

Thursday, November 12, 2015

UNO poll: Edwards leads Vitter in runoff by 22 points






UNO poll: Edwards leads Vitter in runoff by 22 points



NEW ORLEANS - A new poll by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center shows John Bel Edwards with a 22 point lead over David Vitter in the gubernatorial runoff, with just over a week to go.

In the UNO survey of 600 voters, 56% said they would vote for Edwards, the Democrat state representative from Amite, versus 34% for Vitter, the state's senior Republican U.S. Senator. 10 percent were undecided.

#lagov

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Republican Dardenne endorses Democrat Edwards for governor





Republican Dardenne endorses Democrat Edwards for governor


BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, former Republican candidate for the governor’s office, endorsed Democrat John Bel Edwards during an event Thursday morning. 

#lagov

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

LAST 3 POLLS SHOW EDWARDS LEADING VITTER BY BIG MARGINS IN GUV RACE





Three polls show John Bel Edwards leading David Vitter in stunning turn of events surrounding governor's race


Three polls released in the past week show Democrat John Bel Edwards with a commanding lead over Republican David Vitter in their Nov. 21 runoff.
It’s a startling turn from just a few months ago, when political observers seemed to have anointed Vitter as Louisiana’s presumptive next governor.
But three polls, from three different polling firms and for three different clients, conducted since the Oct. 24 primary show Edwards with a double-digit lead over Vitter and above the crucial 50 percent threshold.

#lagov

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Media poll: John Bel Edwards is leading David Vitter in runoff election by 20%






Media poll: John Bel Edwards is leading David Vitter in runoff election by 20%



A poll taken a few days after the primary election shows state Rep. John Bel Edwards beating U.S. Sen. David Vitter in the runoff by 20 points. 

Fifty-two percent of people contacted picked Edwards, compared to 32 percent choosing Vitter, in the poll.  Sixteen percent were undecided.

 Edwards strongest showing was in Baton Rouge, where he beat Vitter 64 to 25 percent, with just 11 percent undecided.

NEW TV FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL BUDDY CALDWELL




NEW TV FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL BUDDY CALDWELL


Monday, October 26, 2015

David Vitter and John Bel Edwards waste no time to kick off general election






David Vitter and John Bel Edwards waste no time to kick off general election


http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/10/david_vitter_and_john_bel_edwa.html#incart_m-rpt-1

The two remaining candidates for governor wasted little time launching their campaigns for the Nov. 21 runoff.

State Rep. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat who led in the primary Saturday (Oct. 24), held a next-day news conference he said was meant to set a tone of openness with reporters in the last month of the election. Edwards took questions for about 20 minutes, telling reporters he expects a tough fight with U.S. Sen. David Vitter. Edwards is seeking endorsements from his two former Republican opponents.

#lagov

Friday, October 23, 2015

COMMENTARY: A VOTE FOR DAVID VITTER IN THE PRIMARY IS A VOTE FOR JOHN BEL EDWARDS IN THE RUNOFF, ANGELLE IS THE BEST CHOICE!






COMMENTARY: A VOTE FOR DAVID VITTER IN THE PRIMARY IS A VOTE FOR JOHN BEL EDWARDS IN THE RUNOFF

With all the recent independent polling showing that David Vitter trails all three of the other contenders in head-to-head runoff match ups, even when paired with Democrat John Bel Edwards, it is very clear that a vote for Vitter is really a vote for Edwards. If you are a conservative Republican who does not want to see a Democrat elected Governor it's a no brainer. If Vitter can't win in a runoff, why throw away your vote and advance the fortunes of the Democrat? 

An odds-on favorite and and top fundraiser at the beginning of this race Vitter's following has slowly melted away to the point where he is too weak to beat even the Democrat in a runoff scenario. That Democrat led ticket in the runoff would also have horrible implications on all the remaining down ballot races featuring a Democrat versus a Republican. 

Louisiana Governor races seldom turn out as expected in the beginning. This contest is no exception... Conservatives Beware!  

With all the recent independent polling showing that David Vitter trails all three of the other contenders in head-to-head runoff match ups, even when paired with Democrat John Bel Edwards, it is very clear that a vote for Vitter is really a vote for Edwards. If you are a conservative Republican who does not want to see a Democrat elected Governor it's a no brainer. If Vitter can't win in a runoff, why throw away your vote and advance the fortunes of the Democrat? 

An odds-on favorite and and top fundraiser at the beginning of this race Vitter's following has slowly melted away to the point where he is too weak to beat even the Democrat in a runoff scenario. That Democrat led ticket in the runoff would also have horrible implications on all the remaining down ballot races featuring a Democrat versus a Republican. 

Louisiana Governor races seldom turn out as expected in the beginning. This contest is no exception... Conservatives Beware!  

COMMENTARY: SCOTT ANGELLE IS CLEARLY THE BEST CHOICE!

ANOTHER BIG ENDORSEMENT FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL BUDDY CALDWELL




ANOTHER BIG ENDORSEMENT FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL BUDDY CALDWELL

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS EDITORIAL:

One of the toughest decisions for voters may be the selection of the next state attorney general. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell was first elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 without opposition. The Louisiana Sheriffs Association and a number of district attorneys and law enforcement leaders have endorsed him.

Jeff Landry, who served one term in the U.S. House, is the favorite of the state Republican Party and conservative groups and will be Caldwell’s stiffest competition. However, like Vitter, Landry has conducted a vicious personal campaign that doesn’t serve the state well. It gives me good reason to stick with the incumbent.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

CONSERVATIVES BEWARE! LOBBYIST PAULA DAVIS CANDIDATE IN HOUSE 69 FUNDS DEMOCRATS






CONSERVATIVES BEWARE!

LOBBYIST PAULA DAVIS FUNDS DEMOCRATS

Paula Davis, her husband, and her family’s companies have given thousands of dollars to liberal Democrats and to groups that support liberals like Senator Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi. 

Paula and her family’s contributions funded the effort to defeat Senator Bill Cassidy in his race against Liberal Mary Landrieu.

Paula Davis is a lobbyist and a political insider.

She has repeatedly given money to Democrats.


Supported a bill to clone and kill human embryos 

Backed Obama’s war against the oil and gas industry 

Voted to raise taxes and opposed Conservative Senator Bill Cassidy


If Lobbyist Paula Davis gives money to Liberals,
will she vote with Liberals too?

Davis is a candidate for House District 69 in Baton Rouge.

#lalege



Thursday, October 15, 2015

POLITICAL POP QUIZ.. What BR House Candidate is a Lobbyist?




POLITICAL POP QUIZ.. What BR House Candidate is a Lobbyist?

One candidate in the State House of Representatives District 69 race is a lobbyist. The current Representative resigned to become a lobbyist and is supporting a lobbyist to replace him. Not only is the candidate a lobbyist, her husband is as well. Haven't we had enough insider trading at the State Capitol? 

The answer to this Political Pop Quiz is PAULA DAVIS.

#lalege

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

BUSINESS REPORT & NRA ENDORSE BUDDY CALDWELL FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL




BUSINESS REPORT & NRA ENDORSE BUDDY CALDWELL FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

BUSINESS REPORT EDITORIAL:

Many coaches win because of the team they assemble around them. Many district attorneys and law enforcement officials support Caldwell because of the results of the team at the attorney general’s office. The head coach appropriately gets the credit. Caldwell leads the team.

Caldwell and his team have been very successful in settlements and fines against pharmaceutical companies and BP, getting millions for the state and the taxpayers.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services even ranked his office No. 1 in the nation in criminal Medicaid fraud recovery and No. 1 in efficiency.

Caldwell, who is a former district attorney with much trial experience, faces former congressman Jeff Landry, who has never tried a criminal case before a jury. That is a big difference.


#LAGOV

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

MOST LIBERAL PAPER ENDORSES VITTER, MOST CONSERVATIVE ENDORSES ANGELLE





BUSINESS REPORT ENDORSES:


Governor: Scott Angelle

While there are four major candidates to lead Louisiana for the next four years, my choice was only between two: Scott Angelle and Jay Dardenne. (I have already shared my opinions on David Vitter and John Bel Edwards, neither of whom would benefit our future.)
I have known and worked with Angelle and Dardenne for years and endorsed both in the past. I admire and respect them and appreciate their leadership for our state in multiple capacities.
There will be tough challenges in the year ahead, and it will require developing solutions and most importantly building consensus in our state and Legislature for Louisiana to succeed in the future. I believe Scott Angelle can best accomplish this as governor.
Angelle has been a leader as parish president, interim lieutenant governor, secretary of Natural Resources and member of the Public Service Commission. He also serves on the LSU Board of Supervisors and helped start the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
Angelle has conservative values and cares about people. I heard his fiery speech after the oil spill, when he fought the moratorium by President Barack Obama. He rallied the people.
He is a family man, passionate about our state, who has great people skills. That was evident when both houses of the Legislature voted unanimously to approve his appointment as interim lieutenant governor. It’s hard not to like Scott Angelle. He gets along and works well with folks. That humble, servant leadership will benefit him and our state well as governor for the next four years.

#LAGOV

COMMENTARY: The most liberal newspaper in the state endorsed Vitter and the most conservative endorsed Angelle. This furthers the theory that the liberals are conspiring to get Vitter in the runoff so they have a Republican they can beat. As I have said before, a vote for Vitter is a vote for 'the Democrat John Bel Edwards' in the runoff. The latest independent polling shows Vitter losing in the runoff to the Democrat.. All the other Republicans win!

Monday, October 12, 2015

VITTER STILL DUCKING DEBATES, REFUSES TO ATTEND UNSCRIPTED EVENTS





Vitter’s absence at TV debates rankles competitors


http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/10/12/vitters-absence-tv-debates-rankles-competitors/73767224/

They accuse Vitter, a U.S. senator, of refusing to attend unscripted events, engage in real policy debates or interact directly with voters. They say he doesn’t want to participate in question-and-answer sessions where he can’t see the questions in advance or control the forum style.

Vitter’s also got high unfavorable numbers in polls and the baggage of an eight-year-old prostitution scandal, which threaten his ability to make the Nov. 21 runoff, so he needs to hang onto his core base of support.
Unscripted, wide-open TV debates are a risk that a candidate can be forced off-message or pushed to answer uncomfortable questions.

#LAGOV

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

COMMENTARY: A VOTE FOR DAVID VITTER IN THE PRIMARY IS A VOTE FOR JOHN BEL EDWARDS IN THE RUNOFF





COMMENTARY: A VOTE FOR DAVID VITTER IN THE PRIMARY IS A VOTE FOR JOHN BEL EDWARDS IN THE RUNOFF

With all the recent independent polling showing that David Vitter trails all three of the other contenders in head-to-head runoff match ups, even when paired with Democrat John Bel Edwards, it is very clear that a vote for Vitter is really a vote for Edwards. If you are a conservative Republican who does not want to see a Democrat elected Governor it's a no brainer. If Vitter can't win in a runoff, why throw away your vote and advance the fortunes of the Democrat? 

An odds-on favorite and and top fundraiser at the beginning of this race Vitter's following has slowly melted away to the point where he is too weak to beat even the Democrat in a runoff scenario. That Democrat led ticket in the runoff would also have horrible implications on all the remaining down ballot races featuring a Democrat versus a Republican. 

Louisiana Governor races seldom turn out as expected in the beginning. This contest is no exception... Conservatives Beware!   

NEW VIDEO: BUDDY CALDWELL ENDORSED BY EBR GOP, SHERIFFS & DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, ANSWERS FALSE ATTACKS





NEW VIDEO: BUDDY CALDWELL ENDORSED BY EBR GOP, SHERIFFS & DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, ANSWERS FALSE ATTACKS 

RESPONSE TO  ATTACK


DA COMMERCIAL


SHERIFF COMMERICAL


 EBR GOP ENDORSEMENT

Monday, September 28, 2015

GAMBIT ENDORSES BUDDY CALDWELL FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL & NEW VIDEO






GAMBIT ENDORSES BUDDY CALDWELL FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL




The attorney general is the state’s chief legal officer, and a job that important cannot be entrusted to someone who lacks real courtroom experience. Incumbent Buddy Caldwell has decades of experience as a prosecutor, and his office has recouped billions in damage awards for the state by pursuing environmental and pharmaceutical violators. Caldwell’s chief opponent, former Congressman Jeff Landry, literally has never tried a criminal case before a jury. This one should be an easy choice for voters: Caldwell for attorney general.

Watch new video from a supporter: 


'THE BUDDY SYSTEM'

LATEST INDEPENDENT POLL: VITTER CONTINUES SLIDE, LOSING ALL RUNOFF SCENARIOS




LATEST INDEPENDENT POLL: VITTER CONTINUES SLIDE, LOSING ALL RUNOFF SCENARIOS 

http://theadvocate.com/news/13542209-123/poll-among-david-vitter-john

The poll was conducted by Ron Faucheux, of the Washington-based Clarus Research Group. A nationally recognized polling firm, Clarus is not affiliated with any of the campaigns for governor here. Faucheux said he’s curious to see whether Angelle or Dardenne manages to “catch fire” in the final election stretch.

NOTE: VITTER HAS 100% NAME RECOGNITION AND ONLY 24% OF THE VOTE..

#LAGOV, #LALEGE


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

EDMONDS ENDORSED BY LABI'S EASTPAC, LA OIL & GAS ASSN., AND THE EBR GOP






Rick Edmonds is the only candidate in the District 66 race to receive the endorsement of LABI's EASTPAC, the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association's LOGPAC, and the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish.

www.rickedmonds.com
‪#‎lalege‬

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

NEW AD FOR Ryan Heck for State Representative District 66





Visit RyanHeck.com to join our campaign! Ryan Heck is a native of Baton Rouge and a graduate of Parkview Baptist High School. 

NEW AD FOR RYAN HECK:


#lalege

DA Scott Perrilloux Endorses Buddy Caldwell For Attorney General




DA Scott Perrilloux Endorses Buddy Caldwell For Attorney General

Baton Rouge -- Today, Scott Perrilloux, District Attorney for the 21st Judicial District announced his endorsement of Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for re-election.

“It is an easy decision for me to endorse Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for re-election. There isn’t another candidate in this race with the background and experience necessary to do the job of Attorney General – the state’s top lawyer”, said District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.

“As a former District Attorney for 29 years, I have the skill set necessary to continue building on the many accomplishments achieved in the AG’s office over the past 8 years. When seasoned, well-trained prosecutors, like Scott Perrilloux, endorse my candidacy for re-election, it is a true honor and validation of the successes we have achieved on behalf of the state of Louisiana and our citizens. The Attorney General must be prepared to work hand-in-hand with our District Attorneys when called upon. I am the only candidate in this race with the background, right experience, and training to do this job starting on day one,” said Attorney General Caldwell.



Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has previously been endorsed in his re-election for Attorney General by the following: Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley; Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard; Earl Taylor, District Attorney for the 27th Judicial District; and The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

DISTRICT ATTORNEY EARL TAYLOR ENDORSES BUDDY CALDWELL FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL




DISTRICT ATTORNEY EARL TAYLOR ENDORSES BUDDY CALDWELL FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

Today, Earl Taylor District Attorney for the 27th Judicial District announced his endorsement of Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for re-election.

Said Taylor, “For over 38 years, Buddy Caldwell has demonstrated leadership and professionalism in our legal community and among his fellow District Attorneys. Having now worked with Attorney General Caldwell for the past 8 years, I know he is the only candidate in this race with the right experience to protect Louisiana families.”

“I am humbled by DA Earl Taylor’s endorsement of my re-election campaign for the office of Attorney General. The job of Attorney General is not a job that is suitable for on the job training and his endorsement reflects my experience,” said AG Buddy Caldwell.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has previously been endorsed in his re-election for Attorney General by the following: Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley; Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard; and The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Bottom Line: Scott Angelle never urged taxing internet sales




Bottom Line: Scott Angelle never urged taxing internet sales

I thought you’d appreciate this bit of information that was left out of the ad currently being run by the Fund for Louisiana’s Future. The ad alleges that Scott Angelle “wants to tax the internet.” The truth is, in Louisiana, the law taxing catalog sales has been on the books for decades.
"If you purchased goods from out-of-state companies and were not properly charged Louisiana state sales tax, you are required to file and pay the tax directly to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. This can include purchases from: catalogs, television, internet, outside the U.S., and another state (and used in Louisiana). This law ensures that Louisiana businesses are not at a competitive disadvantage with out-of-state companies who   are not required to collect Louisiana sales tax.” (Source: LA Dept. Revenue)
The ad falsely attacks Scott. Scott has never urged the passage of an internet tax. He, along with Sen. Vitter, has supported a streamlined collection of the sales tax that is already on the books for companies doing business in Louisiana but that are based in other states.
His position is identical to that of Sen. Vitter who at the Louisiana Municipal Association forum on July 31, 2015 said:
"I think sales tax on internet sales is coming, it's inevitable. It passed the Senate, I voted against the particular bill because I thought the small business tax exemption needs to be higher for very small businesses, but it’s passed the Senate and I think it will pass the house before long. We need to be properly prepared for that with state based sales tax collection, consolidated sales tax collection. I’ll lead the effort on that with your help and that absolutely has to guarantee immediate remittance of local revenue to local government that has to be immediate. We certainly cannot depend on an appropriation process or any other passage of bills in Baton Rouge and today with modern technology there is absolutely no reason that it cannot be immediate. It can be it has to be to guarantee you get that local revenue immediately.”
Here’s the bottom line: Scott Angelle never urged taxing internet sales, because it’s been the law on the books for decades. Scott and David both called for a streamlined method to collect taxes currently already on the books and return the revenues to local governments. Sen. Vitter did not oppose or call to repeal the tax, but rather seems eager to collect it.
Scott has frequently said that he believes we need more people paying fewer taxes, not fewer people paying more taxes. He believes we need new taxpayers, not new taxes.
#LAGOV

CHECK OUT ALL CANDIDATES QUALIFYING FOR ELECTION






CHECK OUT ALL CANDIDATES QUALIFYING FOR ELECTION


#LAGOV, #LALEGE

Monday, August 31, 2015

RYAN HECK HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY LABI, ABC Contractors & LA Realtors PACs.






RYAN HECK HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY LABI, ABC Contractors & LA Realtors PACs.

He is running for District 69 LA House of Representatives.

Check out his Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ryan.e.heck?fref=ts

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Angelle: Local guy with a long-term vision






Angelle: Local guy with a long-term vision



Angelle said he’s got the best job he ever wanted — husband to his wife, Dianne, and father to his five children, all of whom grew up in Breaux Bridge. Even when he served in Baton Rouge, he lived in his hometown.

But as governor, he said, he’s got goals he wants to promote — among them, to ensure workforce training is available that will help match up the state’s unemployed or underemployed with the influx of good jobs now available and unfilled in Louisiana. That, he said, is a passion because he’s seen the need not only in Breaux Bridge, but around the state.

He said wants the state to shore up its finances, to improve its roads, to be fair in taxation.

(Senator Fred) Mills said Angelle will deliver what he promises.

“People gravitate to a leader like that,” he said.

#lagov

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BR GOP backs incumbent Buddy Caldwell for Attorney General






Baton Rouge GOP backs incumbent Buddy Caldwell for Attorney General 


Taking a position at odds with the state party, the largest parish Republican organization on Tuesday will announce it is backing Buddy Caldwell’s re-election bid for state attorney general.

Jenkins pointed out that while still a Democrat, Caldwell filed a lawsuit in March 2010 to block the federal Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Caldwell said at the time: “This is not a partisan issue. It’s about what is best for the state of Louisiana and its people. This act is an unprecedented intrusion on state sovereignty and individual freedom.”

Caldwell also joined Texas’ successful challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive order on amnesty for illegal immigrants and filed one of the few successful lawsuits arguing for the validity of the state constitutional bans on same-sex marriage.


“Marriage is between one man and one woman, period,” Caldwell answered on a questionnaire submitted to the parish party.

With 76,121 of the state’s 806,978 registered Republicans, East Baton Rouge Parish has the second-largest number of GOP voters — Jefferson Parish has 2,278 more registered Republicans, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

But in the last two statewide elections, more Baton Rouge Republicans turned out to vote than any other single parish in the state.

“I am humbled and delighted to receive the endorsement,” Caldwell said in a prepared statement. “I am very pleased to see that the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish took into account experience and qualifications in making its endorsement for attorney general.”

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

NEW SCOTT ANGELLE TV: I'M READY




NEW SCOTT ANGELLE TV: I'M READY

https://youtu.be/FaUxev_kQhw

#LAGOV

Attacks in the Louisiana governor’s race





Attacks in the Louisiana governor’s race


In the race for governor, U.S. Sen. David Vitter will face questions and criticism about his prostitution scandal. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and state Rep. John Bel Edwards promise as  much.
Just in time for the 10th anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Louisiana governor's race looks to be a perfect storm that strikes in late August and all of September. The outer bands are already upon us.
Early frontrunner U.S. Sen. David Vitter is running true to form — attacking straw-man opponents. When a statewide poll by Verne Kennedy showed the senator slipping among his core constituencies (evangelicals, Republicans and seniors), Vitter's campaign staff broadsided the pollster.
#lagov

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Team Vitter shoots at messenger, misses



Team Vitter shoots at messenger, misses 



Kennedy says he told Ruckert that Vitter should consider not even running for governor if the senator’s numbers keep slipping among his core constituencies — Republicans, Evangelicals and seniors.

Perhaps that’s what caused such a caustic response from Team Vitter.

“The difficulty for Vitter is those are his core groups,” Kennedy said. “They are producing most of his support. So if he’s falling there, it’s not good for him. In meeting with his staff and going over it, I did raise one question that got them very tense. Basically, looking through the crosstabs and the numbers, I said my advice is free, but I would recommend that Vitter do a survey about a week before qualifying to see where he is. Because if the trend continues — and I’m not saying it will — but if it continues he could catch himself in a situation where he can’t make the runoff. If that happens, his political career is over. That made them very uneasy, but I was just trying to give them good political advice.” 

Kennedy said a significant number of Vitter’s “soft” supporters among Republicans, Evangelicals and seniors have come to view Angelle as a viable alternative.

“Vitter’s soft support is falling back. One of the telling things in my crosstabs involves a Vitter-Edwards runoff question. Among white voters, if you look at how individuals voted in the primary ballot question, when you ask those who voted for Angelle how they’ll vote in the runoff [between Vitter and Edwards], only 51% say ‘Vitter.’ Among Dardenne supporters, only 34% said they would vote for Vitter. … That tells me a lot — that he can’t get the votes [he needs] from his fellow Republicans. 

VIDEO- ALI LANDRY ENDORSES SCOTT ANGELLE FOR GOVERNOR!




VIDEO- ALI LANDRY ENDORSES SCOTT ANGELLE FOR GOVERNOR!

https://youtu.be/JaIdyao08fY

Friends,
I am proud to support Scott Angelle for Governor. Scott is a dedicated public servant who is committed to finding solutions to complex problems. He’s a proven reformer and a collaborator. I appreciate his abiding faith and his deeply rooted conservative values.
I’ve had the honor of traveling around the world representing our great state as Miss USA and Miss Louisiana. I knew Scott growing up in Breaux Bridge, I knew his hardworking family and his deeply devout mother. Scott’s values are strongly rooted in supporting family and life...small town values that honor people and respect differences.
Scott’s commitment to helping others, his compassion for others and his willingness to work hard so others have a chance are his strengths.

Will you join me in supporting Scott Angelle today?

#LAGOV, #LALEGE

Friday, August 7, 2015

ANGELLE TAKES LEAD IN LATEST INDEPENDENT GOVERNOR POLL



Guv race tightening up at the gate 


http://www.bestofneworleans.com/blogofneworleans/archives/2015/08/07/guv-race-tightening-up-at-the-gate

The governor’s race is tightening and could soon change dramatically. Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, the clear early frontrunner, has fallen to second place in one independent poll, behind Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle. At the same time, two prominent Democrats have emerged as potential candidates who could really shake things up for Vitter and Democrat state Rep. John Bel Edwards.

Qualifying for the Oct. 24 primary is Sept. 8-10, which leaves little time for late entries. Still, the talk of political circles last week was word that local businessman John Georges and New Orleans City Councilman Jason Williams are considering the race. 

Meanwhile, Vitter may have bigger problems than the possibility of facing Angelle or Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, both Republicans, in the runoff. According to Kennedy’s latest survey, which was taken in late July, Vitter’s statewide support has declined significantly in recent months.

Kennedy’s surveys in May, June and July show Vitter falling from 28 to 21 percent — and that's without any sustained attacks against him. Meanwhile, Angelle has risen from the teens to 24 percent. 

Most important, Angelle leads Vitter for the first time in an independent poll. Edwards runs a close third with 20 percent; Dardenne trails at 13 percent; “undecideds” are at 21 percent. The margin of error is plus or minus four percent. The numbers cited above include respondents who are committed to, and those who are “leaning” toward, a candidate.

The order of finish is the same without the leaners: Angelle, 16; Vitter, 15; Edwards, 14; Dardenne, 8; leaners and undecided, 47.


Kennedy attributes Vitter’s drop to a decline in support among several key constituencies — including Republicans. Since June, Vitter has fallen 5 to 11 percentage points among whites, Republicans, Evangelicals, women, and seniors.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

ANGELLE: "I'M PUTTING PLANNED PARENTHOOD ON NOTICE"




ANGELLE: "I'M PUTTING PLANNED PARENTHOOD ON NOTICE"
Today, Scott Angelle released the following statement on Planned Parenthood following the release of a fifth video by the Center for Medical Progress: 
"The latest video showing Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast employees discussing the harvesting and sale of unborn children’s body parts is egregious and despicable. This is the same Planned Parenthood affiliate building a new facility in New Orleans.
Today, I'm putting them on notice, when I'm elected governor, Planned Parenthood will receive no contracts from the state of Louisiana."
#lagov

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Scott Angelle comes to the rescue



Scott Angelle comes to the rescue 



While Friday’s gubernatorial forum at the Cajundome was fairly exciting, for Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, it paled in comparison to the ride home.

His opponents headed off to the campaign trail after the Louisiana Municipal Association forum. But, Angelle ended up jumping up on the running board of an out-of-control pickup, stopping it before the vehicle crashed, then accompanied the unconscious driver to the hospital.

#lagov

Thursday, July 2, 2015

AG Buddy Caldwell: LA's share of BP Settlement will be $6.8 blllion



LA to receive several billion dollars as part of massive BP settlement


http://theadvocate.com/news/neworleans/neworleansnews/12807737-65/report-attorneys-general-in-four

BP has reached an agreement with U.S. authorities on an $18.7 billion settlement in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Louisiana's share of that amount will be $6.8 blllion -- $5 billion for natural resource damages. $1 billion for state economic losses plus about $800 million in Clean Water Act penalties.

The settlement will be paid over next 16 years, Caldwell said.

Caldwell said going to trial would have meant years of litigation and appeals. The settlement allows more immediate action.

#lagov