Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (2-13-14)

“Two long-serving New Orleans council members looking to stay in politics—and on the council—have denied they’re violating the spirit of term limits. But voters may have thought otherwise by forcing them into runoffs for city elections on Saturday.” – LAPolitics.com

“The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership released a marine-visioning report Thursday morning at the Miami Boat Show that proves what most of us have known all our lives: When it comes to saltwater fishing, we in Louisiana are a bunch of lunatics.” – NOLA.com

“If U.S. Sen. David Vitter is elected governor in 2015, one of his first official acts would be to appoint his replacement in Washington. In turn, that has spurred speculation about how that might factor in his campaign. If he wanted to, Vitter could use the perk to convince another candidate to get out of the race and endorse him instead. Or he could use the appointment to get someone, possibly a stalking horse, into the race.” – LAPolitics.com

“For one of the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbents, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign site is rather… sparse right now.” – National Review

“The Metro Council’s stance on gay and lesbian rights apparently hasn’t changed from the last time it took up the issue, when it rejected a “One Baton Rouge” tolerance resolution following an intense debate in 2007. The council rejected a symbolic gesture Wednesday to endorse proposed state legislation that would remove anti-sodomy laws from the books that already have been deemed unconstitutional and, therefore, unenforceable.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy said Wednesday he’s been booted from a Republican leadership position because he broke with GOP leaders in his efforts to stop higher flood insurance premiums from hitting homeowners.” – Shreveport Times

“While it’s a new beginning, many, including former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s predecessor Marc Morial, say Wednesday was a sad day for the city of New Orleans.” – WWL-TV

“One of the biggest names in solar power in Louisiana is the target of a lawsuit that claims the company deceived its clients.” – WDSU

“The numbers for retail sales figures in Lafayette continue to go up. The Lafayette Economic Development Authority says sales figures for 2013 are the highest year on record with $6.02 billion.” – KPEL

“Baton Rouge native and autism awareness advocate Shelley Hendrix is downright excited about the possibility of running for Congress in Louisiana’s 6th District. But, while she’s ‘very, very seriously considering it,’ she’s checking with a few more leaders around town before making her final decision.” – NOLA.com

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