The Louisiana Lieutenant Governor’s runoff was yet another example of the Republicans’ establishing an electoral beachhead in the midst of an anti Obama/Democratic wave that affected elections here in Louisiana. It didn’t hurt, either, that the Republicans had a familiar and well funded candidate in the race: Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, who has not lost an election since 1987 (and even in that race, he lost by less than 300 votes out of 25,000 votes cast).
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John Couvillon is a political consultant. His company is JMC Enterprises of Louisiana, Inc. with expertise in the data analysis aspects of political campaigns, such as poll sample development/analysis, development of targeted voter files for phone canvassing or mail outs, campaign strategy, and demographic consulting. See his site at WinWithJMC.com for more information.