Low Popahirum, October 31, 2014

LOUISIANA

“Rob Maness, who is making his first run for elective office, could pull off a ‘shocker’ and win the Louisiana Senate race on Tuesday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told RealClearPolitics on Thursday.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“So the Cassidy campaign spent $37,000 Thursday (Oct. 30) on advertisements that will run from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 on WAFB in Baton Rouge. A second set of television spots was purchased that same day for around $30,000 on another Baton Rouge station, WBRZ. Those will start running at 6 am on Wednesday, Nov. 5 — less than 12 hours after the polls close for the Nov. 4 election.” – NOLA.com

“Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama’s deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.” – WWL-TV

“Rob Maness, who is making his first run for elective office, says he only started paying attention to politics as a Harvard University graduate student.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“He’s been out of office for nearly a decade, but former U.S. Sen. John Breaux is back on the campaign trail, urging voters to support his one-time colleague, Democrat Mary Landrieu.” – WBRZ

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ripped President Barack Obama as he urged conservatives gathered at a Louisville rally to re-elect Sen. Mitch McConnell, saying he is ‘beginning to wonder‘ if Obama is actually smart.” – Louisville Courier-Journal

“While I think it’s pretty funny that Jindal says Obama should sue Harvard for not teaching him anything about the Constitution, he’s got it backwards. Harvard should sue Obama for making it look like Harvard Law School graduates don’t know even the basics of the Bill of Rights and the Constitutional power limitations of the office of the President.” – Downtrend

“Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration says Treasurer John Kennedy’s refusal to sign state borrowing paperwork could cost the state money and delay construction projects if a deal can’t be reached soon. And the administration is asking lawmakers to put pressure on Kennedy. Kennedy disputes the claim, saying no construction work is in jeopardy.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Politicians are being warned and getting disqualified from running for office since they owe outstanding fines for ethics violations. In the next few weeks, the Louisiana Attorney General will mail payment demand letters to 20 politicians in an effort to collect debts.” – WBRZ

“Things must be going even worse for the Democrats than the polls suggest. The campaign of incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., for example, has hit rock bottom.” – James Varney/NOLA.com

NATIONAL

As many as 20 to 30 former Guantanamo Bay detainees — some of whom were released within the last three years — are suspected by intelligence and Defense officials of having joined forces with the Islamic State and other militant groups inside Syria, Fox News has learned.” – Fox News

“I have never in my increasingly long life felt vulnerable as a Jew in America. I never even dreamed it would happen. But it has now — with the Obama administration.” – Roger L. Simon/PJ Media

“Turns out that Steve Kroft had conducted a ’60 Minutes’ interview with Obama the day after the attack, portions of which had never aired. When Attkisson did a story on the flap, her CBS bosses instructed her to use a particular script and a particular sound bite that seemed to back up the president’s version.” – Howard Kurtz/Fox News

“Political ads in the 2014 U.S. Senate elections will have aired more than 1 million times by the time the smoke clears.” – Bloomberg

Harry Reid is now ‘begging’ for support. He made the comment in an email to supporters of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.” – Weekly Standard

“Contrary to the disparagement of some liberal pundits, this election is not about nothing. But is not about certain specific things they might like to hear, either. President Obama recently said that Democrats in serious Senate and House contests this year back ‘every one’ of his programs. But you hear very little about those programs in their ads.” – Michael Barone/National Review

“White House officials are preemptively spinning a midterm defeat, and they’re using their own fantasies to do it. They’re starting to blame candidates for not supporting President Obama enough. As a top White House official told The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, ‘He doesn’t think they have any reason to run away from him. He thinks there is a strong message there.'” – National Journal

“Election Day approaches and, yet again, Democrats are doing their damnedest to terrorize blacks into marching to the polls.” – Deroy Murdock/National Review

“Boyd Bushman, who claimed to be a Lockheed Martin and Texas Instruments engineer, died on August 7th at the age of 78, but left behind a video with explosive claims about possible extraterrestrial life.” – The Blaze

“Jeb Bush is throwing cold water on his son’s statement that the former Florida governor will more than likely run for the 2016 presidential nomination.” – POLITICO

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