In recent weeks, while Gov. Bobby Jindal was out working to help elect Republican congressional candidates in Mississippi and Florida, many in Louisiana were beginging to wonder why he wasn’t playing more of a role in state treasurer John Kennedy’s campaign for U.S. Senate. This week, Jindal is answering the call for Kennedy, as the campaign has launched a new commercial starring Jindal, who gives a ringing endorsement of the Republican state treasurer. “John is a conservative, he’s honest and he’s not afraid to stand up to anyone,” Jindal says in the ad. Kennedy faces incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Nov. 4 election. Jindal’s endorsement ad comes as Kennedy appears to be gaining momentum in the final weeks of the campaign; his campaign recently released a poll showing the state treasurer closing the gap to within five percentage points of Landrieu. The National Republican Senatorial Committee also announced it is spending at least another $500,000 on pro-Kennedy ads.
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.