Yesterday, while Sen. Barack Obama was shoring his bid to become the nominee for the Democractic Party in the upcoming general election, Sen. John McCain was in Kenner kicking off his general election campaign and hurling barbs at Obama. The Times-Picayune reports:
He called Obama inexperienced and a proponent of a large federal
government. The Arizona senator cast Obama as a tax-and-spend Democrat,
saying he "accumulated the most liberal voting record in the Senate." ...
McCain spoke at the halfway mark of his two-day tour of Louisiana, a series of stops, speeches and fundraisers to propel him into the general election. Earlier Tuesday, he attended a $10,000-a-couple fundraiser at the National World War II Museum before attending a "high-dollar" dinner at Republican fundraiser Joe Canizaro's house in Old Metairie, said GOP state chairman Roger Villere. McCain heads to Baton Rouge today.
McCain's campaign expects to raise roughly $2 million from Louisiana donors for the general election, Villere said. The cash should aid the Arizona Republican, who had less than $24 million on hand as of May 20, in contrast to Obama's $46 million war chest, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.