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Vitter and Angelle Launch Competing Ads

Democrat John Bel Edwards will avoid appearing alongside Clinton in Louisiana Monday.

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Karyn Bruggeman
Sept. 21, 2015, 9:16 a.m.

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.”

“Vit­ter’s su­per PAC, Fund for Louisi­ana’s Fu­ture, also launched an at­tack ad against An­gelle that sug­gests he did noth­ing to pre­vent the Bay­ou Corne sink­hole.” (The Ad­voc­ate) The sink­hole was caused by a col­lapsed un­der­ground cav­ern owned by an oil com­pany.

An­gelle is also up with a new TV ad. A wo­man nar­rat­ing the spot says An­gelle fought for oil jobs dur­ing the drilling morator­i­um after the BP oil spill. (re­lease)

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)

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