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    BAYHAM: Louisiana Dems Make The Smart Move

BAYHAM: Louisiana Dems Make The Smart Move

December 6, 2014 was a day of infamy for the Louisiana Democratic Party. It was then that they lost their last statewide elected official, Mary Landrieu. For a party that

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    BAYHAM: The Cruz Candidacy

BAYHAM: The Cruz Candidacy

When John McCain launched his candidacy for president in 1999, the Arizonan made his announcement  in front of the decommissioned aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown to underscore his military service.

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    BAYHAM: Thoughts On A Castaway

BAYHAM: Thoughts On A Castaway

In one of the most controversial trades since the infamous Ditka deal for running back Ricky Williams, the Black and Gold sent three-time Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham and

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    BAYHAM: Looking At The (Possible) 2016 GOP Field, Part II

BAYHAM: Looking At The (Possible) 2016 GOP Field, Part II

This is the second part of a two part column looking at the potential Republican candidates for president. The previous piece focused on Tier I and Tier II contenders; this

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    BAYHAM: CPAC 2015 Notebook

BAYHAM: CPAC 2015 Notebook

The annual CPAC Conference held at the National Harbor waterfront development along the Potomac River’s eastern bank featured a high profile straw poll for the Republican presidential nomination and plenty

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    BAYHAM: Rand Finishes First, Walker Runs Best In CPAC 2015 Presidential Straw Poll

BAYHAM: Rand Finishes First, Walker Runs Best In CPAC 2015 Presidential Straw Poll

The first major “non contest” contest of the GOP presidential campaign is the American Conservative Union’s CPAC Conference straw poll the year before the presidential election. Almost all of the

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BAYHAM: Looking At The (Possible) 2016 GOP Field, Part I

  BAYHAM: Looking At The (Possible) 2016 GOP Field, Part I

Romney’s out and this weekend marks the pre-presidential election year CPAC straw poll, which is a sort of an unofficial

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BAYHAM: The End Of Romney 2016 Begins The GOP Race

  BAYHAM: The End Of Romney 2016 Begins The GOP Race

It can be said that the fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination began a few weeks ago when former

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BAYHAM: The Best Political Satire of Mardi Gras ‘15

  BAYHAM: The Best Political Satire of Mardi Gras ‘15

Carnival time is synonymous with showers of trinkets and beads, rolling floats, marching bands and terrible traffic.  But mixed in

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BAYHAM: The Demise of the John Breaux Democratic Party

  BAYHAM: The Demise of the John Breaux Democratic Party

During his time in the US Senate, John Breaux was one of the most dominant figures in Louisiana politics.  That’s

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BAYHAM: Why Landrieu Lost And Cassidy Won

  BAYHAM: Why Landrieu Lost And Cassidy Won

After 18 years of defying political gravity, Mary Landrieu’s electoral world came crashing down losing badly to a candidate many

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BAYHAM: The Prodigal Team Returns!

  BAYHAM: The Prodigal Team Returns!

Slaughter the boeuf gras! Clothe Kenny Stills in the finest robe…and get him a decent haircut while you’re at it.

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BAYHAM: A Bandwagon For Bill, An Island For Mary

  BAYHAM: A Bandwagon For Bill, An Island For Mary

If Republican Bill Cassidy emerges victorious in his bid to knock off Democratic incumbent US Senator Mary Landrieu, it could

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BAYHAM: With Baltimore Coming, An Edgar Allen Poe Knockoff

  BAYHAM: With Baltimore Coming, An Edgar Allen Poe Knockoff

Things looked so good before September, visions of glory did we remember Byrd was signed, Graham was brought back they

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BAYHAM: The Big Rebuke

  BAYHAM: The Big Rebuke

The midterm election held in the sixth year of a two-term president is generally considered a referendum of the administration.

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BAYHAM: Where Does Mary Go From Here?

  BAYHAM: Where Does Mary Go From Here?

For someone who has won three straight US Senate races, Mary Landrieu always finds herself as an underdog, though more

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BAYHAM: Republicans On The Cusp Of Victory

  BAYHAM: Republicans On The Cusp Of Victory

After stalled attempts to regain control of Congress’ upper chamber in 2010 and 2012, the Republican Party heads into a

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BAYHAM: Don’t Waste Your Vote On Tuesday

  BAYHAM: Don’t Waste Your Vote On Tuesday

Free advice for conservatives in Louisiana who have not made up their mind on the US Senate race: don’t waste

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BAYHAM: Saints At The Top Of The Heap

  BAYHAM: Saints At The Top Of The Heap

The New Orleans Saints finally tasted victory on the road this season when they manhandled the Carolina Panthers on Thursday

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