This went out to folks on the Louisiana Democrat Party’s e-mail list this week. They’re doing everything they can to rally the troops…
Meet the 2010 Louisiana Democratic Ticket
This weekend the Democratic State Central Committee met to officially endorse our Democratic candidates for the November 2nd election.
As you can see from the list below, our party suffers from an embarrassment of riches and we are poised to have a very exciting election. Please meet your Democratic ticket to victory in November.
Representative Charlie Melancon is the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by David Vitter. Charlie is running for the Senate for all the right reasons: to put Louisiana first, to work with Senator Mary Landrieu to deliver for our state and to be a U.S. Senator who will make Louisiana proud.
Caroline Fayard, our candidate for Lieutenant Governor shocked many political observers a few weeks ago with her strong showing in the primary election. Caroline is a fresh voice for Louisiana who understands that the job of the Lt. Governor is to represent the culture and people of our state. Even though we are proud to call her one of our own, Caroline understands that doesn’t matter if there is a D or and R after your name, we’re all L’s because we are all Louisianans.
For U.S. Congress, the Louisiana Democratic Party has endorsed the following:
In the 1st District, Myron Katz is taking the fight to one of the most partisan Republicans in the House of Representatives.
In the 2nd District, Cedric Richmond is poised to take back a Democratic seat. I’m proud to say that Cedric can add the Louisiana Democratic Party to his list of supporters that already includes President Obama, Mayor Landrieu and many other respected Democrats.
In the 3rd District, Ravi Sangisetty is fighting against one of the most extreme canidates the other party has ever run for Congress. Ravi has grown up in South Louisiana and he knows that the people of the district want a Representatives who puts them first and he knows that Washington needs some new blood.
In the 4th District, Pastor David Melville is quickly gaining steam to challenge a vulnerable freshman member of Congress. Pastor Melville will bring a much-needed positive mindset to Washington and, as a man of the cloth, he knows that the best way to get things done is to listen to others and work together to find the best way to move forward.
In the 6th District, the Louisiana Democratic Party stands behind Merritt McDonald‘s candidacy. Merritt is a retired engineer and long-time loyal Democrat challenging another freshman Congressman. Merritt stepped up to fight for our party and he deserves our full support.
I hope that you will join me in supporting our Democratic tickey on November 2nd.
Claude “Buddy” Leach, Jr., Chairman
Louisiana Democratic Party
It’s great stuff, worthy of the North Koreans or Cubans. Myron Katz isn’t even a Democrat, and nobody’s ever heard of Merritt McDonald. If John Fleming is “vulnerable” after having raised $1.2 million and spent $800,000, with $400,000 cash on hand compared to Melville’s having raised $97,000 and spent $41,000, then no one is safe from the oncoming Louisiana Democrat Party juggernaut.
Of course, Leach doesn’t write this stuff. He could, though – after losing the last three elections he’s run in, including the 2003 governor’s race when he spent an unprecedented $44 per vote gained, a record thought insurmountable until John Georges came along, his standards for electoral success are perfectly in line with the contents of the message in his name above.