Leading Off: ? LA-Gov: While John Bel Edwards has already earned admission to the Campaign Ad Hall of Fame with his unforgettable "prostitutes over patriots" spot that eviscerated David Vitter, a couple of outside groups also played big roles in setting up Edwards for his unlikely victory. Show More Summary
While John Bel Edwards has already earned admission to the Campaign Ad Hall of Fame with his unforgettable "prostitutes over patriots" spot that eviscerated David Vitter, a couple of outside groups also played big roles in setting up Edwards for his unlikely victory. Show More Summary
Democrat John Bel Edwards' big win in Louisiana is a big deal for the Democratic Party, giving them headwinds toward the 2016 election, despite the gloom and doom you hear from liberals. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders need to be taking notes. Show More Summary
John Bel Edwards beat out Republican David Vitter.
Soon after John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, took the stage on Wednesday, at the annual conference of the Overseas Security Advisory Council, in Washington, D.C., he suggested that members of the audience might be aware of certain remarks he’d made in the aftermath of ISIS’s assault on Paris last Friday. Show More Summary
Submitted by Paul Buchheit via CommonDreams.org, While Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou are vilified for revealing vital information about spying and bombing and torture, a man who conspired with Goldman Sachs toShow More Summary
Sen. David Vitter, R-La. who won re-election to the Senate despite his encounters with the “D.C. Madam” was lagging by double digits behind Democrat John Bel Edwards in his quest for the governorship of Louisiana when the Paris tragedy struck. Probably inspired by Republicans’ political abuse of the Paris massacre, their use of fear tactics [...]Show More Summary
Louisiana Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards Recently-unknown Democrat John Bel Edwards is officially Governor-Elect of Louisiana. He beat nationally-known Republican David Vitter 56 percent to 44 percent. Vitter even lost his home of Jefferson...Show More Summary
Here’s what’s trending today on Wonk Wire: What Accounts for Our Shrinking Blue State Map? The Case for Killing the Penny John Bel Edwards Victory is Victory for Medicaid Expansion Most Americans Say Government Should Ensure Healthcare Coverage The Case [...]
There were two winners Saturday's Louisiana general runoff. One was state Rep. John Bel Edwards, the unknown Democrat who was elected governor. The other was political polling. Why? Political Polling Striking Back: If Louisiana's 2015...Show More Summary
A week before Saturday’s remarkable gubernatorial runoff in Louisiana, the polls continued to show Democrat John Bel Edwards with an unlikely lead over Republican David Vitter. While there were plenty of reasons to be mistrustful ofShow More Summary
Democrat John Bel Edwards did something remarkable in Louisiana on Saturday: He won a governor’s race in a Southern state—and handily. Mr. Edwards defeated Republican Sen. David Vitter by some 12 percentage points, 56% to 44%.
The monumental David Vitter loss in Louisiana Saturday promises to be a big win for Louisiana. While it was Vitter's past scandals that dominated the election, it's Democratic Governor-elect John Bel Edwards' main policy promise that's...Show More Summary
Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards beat Louisiana GOP U.S. Senator David Vitter, who also announced that he will not seek re-election for his Senate seat in 2016.
Leading Off: ? LA-Gov: In a result that would have been unthinkable even two months ago, Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards defeated GOP Sen. David Vitter by an impressive 56-44 margin in Saturday's gubernatorial runoff. Making Edwards’...Show More Summary
Good riddance. “Louisiana Sen. David Vitter lost to Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards in Saturday’s gubernatorial election. The race was expected to be a tight one, but long-time politician Vitter was beleaguered by his 2007 prostitution scandal as well as allegations that his campaign had secretly recorded opponents. For a sense of how steep […]
In a race that many other Democrats once considered hopeless, Mr. Edwards defeated his opponent, United States Senator David Vitter, by a wide margin on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor's race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he'll have to grapple with...Show More Summary
In what has become an upset in the Louisiana governor’s race, Democratic State Representative John Bel Edwards defeated Republican Senator David Vitter in a runoff election on Saturday. Edwards, a socially conservative red-state Democrat, won 56% of the vote over the once prohibitive-favorite Vitter, who seems to have been finally dragged... More »
The David Vitter Era, if there ever was such a thing, is over. The rightwing senator from Louisiana was flushed away like so much doody in the state’s runoff election for Governor Saturday, losing to Democrat John Bel Edwards by a ten-point margin, which for a Democrat in a southern state counts as an all-out