Sen. David Vitter (R) “launched television attack ads over the weekend against” Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne (R) and Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (R). “The ad against Dardenne calls him a “liberal.”
The Vitter campaign commercial against Angelle says he has a lot in common with President Barack Obama. It says he was a Democrat for 31 years — Angelle switched to the Republican Party in 2010 — and features several photos of Obama and Angelle simultaneously.”
AUTOMATED POLL. A survey from MarblePort Polling (R)(IVR) released Friday shows Vitter at 29%, state Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) at 26%, and Angelle and Dardenne at 14% apiece. (Sept. 15; 1, 324 LVs; +/- 3.0%) (The Hayride)
SOUTHERN DEMS SOUR ON CLINTON. Edwards won’t join former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) when she makes two stops in Baton Rouge Monday, citing scheduling conflicts. (Monroe News-Star) Edwards did appear at the same event as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) back in July, when Sanders headlined an annual dinner for the Louisiana Democratic Party.
CASH FLOW PROBLEM. All four candidates have been eager to criticize Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) for the state’s budget problems, but none of them are offering specifics on how they would fix those problems if elected. (New Orleans Advocate)