Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fun facts

There is a Democrat running for Governor.

Only one. 

Mitch Landrieu has not endorsed him, though.
Edwards has endorsements from traditional Democratic groups such as the AFL-CIO and the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, but some major players — including New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who would arguably be running himself if he thought a Democrat could win — are holding back. And in a column last week on nola.com, Bob Mann, an LSU journalism professor who spent years on staff for an earlier generation of Louisiana Democrats, argued that a primary vote for Edwards amounted to a vote for an Edwards-Vitter runoff, which Vitter most certainly would win. Better for Democrats to choose a more moderate Republican who can beat Vitter in a runoff, Mann argued.
Maybe Mitch is waiting to see if some wild card Democrat (who isn't himself) jumps in. Or maybe he's trying to decide which Republican to endorse.  Probably the same one Bob Mann is voting for.

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