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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 08:30 AM
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Re-Elected in a Landslide
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday easily coasted to a second term, winning in a landslide election after failing to attract any well-known or deep-pocketed opposition.

The 40-year-old Republican overwhelmed nine competitors in the open primary, where a candidate wins the race outright if he or she receives more than 50 percent of the vote.

"I will use every day, every hour of these next four years to make Louisiana the very best that we can be. I don't believe in resting on our past accomplishments. I don't believe in taking time off," Jindal told a packed hotel ballroom of supporters in Baton Rouge.

Jindal piled up $15 million in campaign cash from around the nation and attracted no Democratic challengers with statewide name recognition or fundraising heft. He's had consistently high approval ratings since taking office in 2008.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/22/louisiana-go...
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 08:31 AM
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1. I guess all that federal stimulus money he was shameless in taking...
...helped out.


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Chih Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 09:01 AM
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2. "...and attracted no Democratic challengers with statewide name recognition or fundraising heft."
It would appear that it had more to do with the lack of a viable alternative being offered by the opposition.
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 09:14 AM
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3. Is there a state where there was no REPUBLICAN opposition for an elected position?
Are there any states where the Republicans don't even bother running a candidate?

I thought that by running in opposition you are given the opportunity to lay out a different vision. Even if you lose at least your point of view was heard.

Is this no longer a valuable thing?


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