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Pro-Kennedy Group Goes on Attack

Foster Campbell launched his first TV ad, featuring Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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Andrea Drusch
Oct. 5, 2016, 9:59 a.m.

ESAFund, the Ricketts-backed super PAC supporting Treasurer John Kennedy (R), launched its first TV ad, attacking two of his GOP rivals, Reps. Charles Boustany (R-03) and John Fleming (R-04). The ad says Kennedy and Fleming both “voted to raise Obama’s debt limit,” and got wealthy during their time in Congress. (Baton Rouge Advocate)

ON AIR. Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell (D) launched “the first in a series of statewide TV ads,” touting “equal pay for women and increasing the minimum wage. Gov. John Bel Edwards also makes an appearance.” (LaPolitics)

ENDORSEMENTS. Campbell “earned the endorsement of the Sierra Club and 22 of Louisiana’s most well-known environmental and conservation leaders including the Audubon Society, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, Black Bear Conservation Coalition, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Friends of the Atchafalaya, Louisiana Environmental Action Network and Restore Louisiana Now.” (LaPolitics)

DEBATE. “The LPB/CABLE televised debate will only have five candidates, including Campbell, [New Orleans Attorney Caroline] Fayard (D), Boustany, Fleming and Kennedy. [Retired Col.] Rob Maness (R) has caused a stir over the decision and will be broadcasting live on Facebook before the debate. [Independent candidate] Troy Hebert is actually filing an injunction in the 19th JDC.” (LaPolitics)

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