political blogger Walt Bennetti joined 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' today and discussed:

  • Black eyed peas and cabbage
  • Another contender for Senator Mary Landrieu
  • Billy Nungesser's quest for the office of Lt. Governor

As the first order of discussion today Bennetti asked guest host Chef Pat Mould  if the 'black eyed peas and cabbage' thing work to bring good luck at New Year's and Mould replied,

Absolutely, you have to have 'em.  You have to have them to start the year.  Bennetti said they've never worked for him but he's having them again, just because.

On a more serious note we asked Bennetti about a third candidate to announce against Senator Mary Landrieu.  Bennetti said,

State Rep. Paul Hollis a Republican from Mandeville filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for the US Senate.  So there might be three candidates taking on Mary Landrieu.  It's the first step to begin raising money to run against Landrieu, Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness.  Hollis said the state needed a more conservative candidate in the race.

According to Bennetti Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser has thrown down the gauntlet in the race for Lt. Governor.

Nungesser said he'll have $1 million in his campaign account when the financereports are due in February for his race for Lt. Governor.  Nungesser thinks it will cost $3 million at least to run the race for Lt. Governor.  He doesn't think that the two announced candidates, his opposition, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, a Democrat or State Senator Elbert Guillory in your neck of the woods, can close to matching him with that amount of money.


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