There are numerous special elections this year to fill posts left by legislators who resigned or were picked to serve in the Trump Administration. We’ll be monitoring these campaigns in order to keep you up to speed on the candidates we’re endorsing this year.
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Senate Democrats have dug in their heels to stall confirmation proceedings for President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees. Though the Senate confirmed two of Trump’s nominees Friday and a third Monday evening, Democrats have slowed the pace considerably compared with Republicans’ treatment of President Barack Obama’s choices.
Kennedy’s facing off against Democratic Public Services Commissioner Foster Campbell, who finished second in the primary. As the Democrats’ last chance to redeem themselves in a bruising election year, Campbell is flush with cash and feeling emboldened by Democrat John Bel Edwards’ 2015 victory in the governor’s race. Even if Campbell won, though, Republicans would still control the Senate.
Kennedy graduated magna cum laude in political science, philosophy and economics from Vanderbilt, was president of his senior class, and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia and his B.C.L. degree from Oxford University in England where he was a First Class Honors graduate. John is an adjunct professor at LSU Law School and is a volunteer substitute teacher for East Baton Rouge Parish public schools.
Americans on Tuesday likely avoided an extreme leftward lurch that the U.S. Supreme Court probably would have taken under a President Hillary Clinton with a Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate. At issue, with one Supreme Court vacancy already existing and several more possibly to come in the next four years.
Yesterday was a great day for GING-PAC endorsed candidates. Out of 28 candidates we supported, three lost and one is facing a runoff in Louisiana on December 10. The Republicans held the Senate and the House and Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, one of the worst, most wicked politicians in American history.
The 115th Congress of the United States will be sworn in on January 4th, 2017. The next president of the United States will not be sworn in until January 20th, 2017. A scenario is now emerging where Judge Merrick Garland of the Federal Appeals Court, who is President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of Justice Anthony Scalia, could be confirmed even if Donald Trump were to win the presidential election.
Clinton and Donald Trump continue to bleed as comments they have made in the past are leaked. Trump’s indecent statements about women are more than equaled by Clinton’s two faced nature as she promises big banks and the wealthy there will be no new taxes while promising the poor a nirvana paid for by new taxes from the wealthy.
GING-PAC endorsed social conservative Dr. Kelli Ward lost her GOP primary bid to oust John McCain from the Senate. Ward and two other Republicans split the vote to defeat McCain who is seeking his sixth term in the U.S. Senate at 80 years of age. McCain is the ultimate establishment insider who has often been praised by the left as a “maverick” – who frequently sides with Democrats.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the HSLDA PAC. Each child is different, with different skills and strengths. We need to encourage educational choice and parental rights, not a one size fits all government education system that benefits no one and only leaves our children lagging behind. I stand with families who choose homeschooling as what is best for their children and I am committed to supporting their rights as Louisiana’s next United States Senator.”