Republican U.S. Senate Candidate John Kennedy has launched
his first TV ad in his bid to unseat two-term incumbent Mary Landrieu.
Kennedy’s message: I’m cheap – like bologna sandwich brown bag lunch cheap. The
ad shows Kennedy toting a paper bag lunch along with his briefcase, his
wholesale loafers squeaking down the hall, and stooping to pick up a loose
penny up off the floor on the way into his office. Over scenes of Kennedy
working at his desk, the ad cites the state treasurer’s investment savvy and
frugal debt management. Kennedy then pulls a sandwich out of his bag to eat at
his desk, saying, “Cheap, maybe we could use a little of that in Washington.”
Titled “brown bag,” the ad is scheduled to begin running statewide today.
Trying to counter Landrieu’s Senate seniority, Kennedy
is making Washington spending run amuck a major plank of his campaign’s
platform. He has previously criticized Landrieu on the issue of earmark
spending, which he pledges to reform. In other campaign news, Landrieu has
launched a new commercial of her own , the first negative ad in what is expected
to be a heated race. Landrieu’s ad, titled “spinning”, criticizing Kennedy’s
switch to the Republican Party last year and his multiple runs for higher office,
labeling him “one confused politician.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.