Man Without Qualities

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Hold The Ambitious Agenda, Please

People wondering why the Republicans are not advancing an ambitious agenda may want to consider the fact that such an agenda would likely affect - even determine - the Senate election in Louisiana.

Rich Mullings provides a very interesting report from that State (with lots of interesting links):

Incumbent Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) got about 46 percent of the vote on November 5. Republican Suzie Terrell, the commissioner of elections, led the second tier of candidates and made the runoff, which will be held in December.

The Republican Governor has refused to endorse Terrell. The second-place Republican has endorsed her, but will not campaign for her. The third place Republican is AWOL.

Three major Black state legislators have announced they were not endorsing Senator Landrieu and she should not expect much support from African-American voters.

Early polls taken by the GOP indicate Terrell has broken out to a small lead over Landrieu. Inasmuch as there have been no polls released by the Democrats, we can safely assume their numbers reflect about the same thing.

Unless the Republican tide which washed over the nation on November 5 has already begun to ebb, Suzie Terrell will probably win, giving the GOP 52 seats in the U.S. Senate.

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