David Vitter to retire.

As was noted in comments here last night, David Vitter is retiring: “Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) announced Saturday night that he will not run for reelection after losing Louisiana’s gubernatorial runoff election.”  …well. Guess we saw, huh?

Moe Lane

PS: Oh, I’m sure that we can find a suitable Republican replacement.


So… yeah. Runoff election in Louisiana tonight.

I can say with no fear of contradiction and/or accusations of prevarication that I want John Bel Edwards to lose.  That this desire has a logical consequence is, strictly speaking, not my fault. Such is life, in this fallen world.

As to whether Edwards will win… he’s been consistently ahead of David Vitter in the polls. The problem there for Democrats is, so was Jack Conway up in Kentucky, and that kind of blew up in their faces. If I was still a Democrat, I’d like my chances, but I wouldn’t trust them*.

Anyway, results here. (more…)


Democrat reduced to supporting the not-David Vitter Republicans in the LA-GOV race.

I have a weakness for articles like this.

Let’s get to the point: A Democrat … cannot win a Louisiana statewide election. Twenty years ago, someone like [Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel] Edwards would have been unbeatable. Today, however, a vote for the Amite Democrat is, for all practical purposes, a vote for Vitter.


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