The National Republican Senatorial Committee will pull its TV ads out of Louisiana in support of state treasurer John Kennedy's bid to overtake incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. The Washington Post reports that the ads will end on Tuesday, just two weeks before the Nov. 4 election.
Little polling has been done in the state but until recently the two sides disagreed vehemently on Kennedy's chances. Democrats have long believed that Kennedy is less of a star than Republicans make him out to be and insisted that Landrieu would win comfortably. Republicans pushed back that the state was turning more conservative by the day and that the math simply didn't add up for Landrieu.
The NRSC's decision to pull their resources out of the state makes Kennedy's task significantly more difficult. Those familiar with the Kennedy campaign argue he will have enough resources to win the race but with Landrieu and the DSCC now pounding him on television it's hard to see how the NRSC's pull out as anything but bad news for Kennedy's chances.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
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