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« on: August 18, 2011, 11:32:07 am »
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Pretty medium:

1- How many parishes does LA have?
2- What is largest parish?
3- In what parish is LSU located?
4- What is the most practiced religion?
5- What Classes are its elected Senators from?
6- During the 20th Century, how many Republican Senators were elected from LA?
7- What did Mary Landrieu do before she was elected Senator? David Vitter?
8- Name the 2 predecessors of each Senator.
9- How many of its House seats were held by a Democrat at some point during this past decade?
10- What was the only state to trend more Republican than LA in the 2008 election?
11- What parish swung the most Republican in 2008?
12- Name the Mayor of New Orleans.
13- In what year was the Kingfish assassinated?
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 12:09:09 pm »
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6. 0
8. Only know Breaux.
11. Arkansas
12. Mitch Landrieu
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 01:54:59 pm »
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I'm going to try to do this without google.

5. 2 and 3
6. None
7. State treasurer and congressman, respectively
8. Russell Long and Breaux for Vitter, Bennet Johnston and Elaine Edwards for Landrieu
9. All but 2, and serious bids for all but 1
10. Arkansas
12. Mitch Landrieu
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 02:21:33 pm »
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9. All but 2, and serious bids for all but 1


Yep... LA-01 is a very nasty district (politically).

Since I see you're fairly new, welcome!
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 01:46:48 pm »
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1. 59?
2. Orleans by population; that one in the southwest (Cameron maybe?) by area.
3. East Baton Rouge?
4. Roman Catholic

13. 1938?
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 04:25:37 pm »
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Questions remaining:

1- How many parishes does LA have?
2- What is largest parish? (by population)
11- What parish swung the most Republican in 2008?
13- In what year was the Kingfish assassinated?
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2011, 06:50:24 pm »
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Oh wait, 2 is probably Jefferson?
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2011, 06:59:08 pm »
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Oh wait, 2 is probably Jefferson?

Its East Baton Rouge, believe it or not. I was surprised too.

The population loss in New Orleans after Katrina was worse than I thought.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 07:08:58 pm »
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Ah, that does make sense, actually.

Is 11 Cameron? I recall that it was one of the coastal Cajun parishes down that way.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 07:16:49 pm »
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Ah, that does make sense, actually.

Is 11 Cameron? I recall that it was one of the coastal Cajun parishes down that way.

Yep; It swung over 25% to McCain. Actually, Landrieu did better there in 2008 than 2002. Quite odd.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 09:50:27 pm »
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9. All but 2, and serious bids for all but 1


Yep... LA-01 is a very nasty district (politically).

Since I see you're fairly new, welcome!

What actually makes it so much more than the other districts? Is the low African-American percentage the reason?
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 10:20:37 pm »
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Yep... LA-01 is a very nasty district (politically).

Since I see you're fairly new, welcome!

What actually makes it so much more than the other districts? Is the low African-American percentage the reason?

Politically, its similar to districts like NC-09, FL-04 or SC-01.

What we locals call the "north shore" (St. Tammany Parish) is an extremely red and very wealthy suburban area; voters there won't cross their ballots for any Democrat. It was the only parish to vote against Breaux in 1998 when he got 64%.

It also takes a big chunk of Jefferson Parish; those suburban Republicans would almost never vote for any Democrat either. Mary Landrieu actually won Jefferson in 2008 for the 1st time in her career, but Landrieu's perform disproportionately well in the New Orleans area.  

I was raised in LA-01 and my grandparents know Steve Scalise's parents.

LA-01 has given us David Vitter and Bobby Jindal Tongue

The 3rd, 4th, 5th, and (old) 7th were rural Dixiecrat districts which could still be won by the right type of Democrat.
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 12:37:59 am »
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64 Parishes.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 12:48:47 am »
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9. All but 2, and serious bids for all but 1


Yep... LA-01 is a very nasty district (politically).

Since I see you're fairly new, welcome!

What actually makes it so much more than the other districts? Is the low African-American percentage the reason?

Politically, its similar to districts like NC-09, FL-04 or SC-01.

What we locals call the "north shore" (St. Tammany Parish) is an extremely red and very wealthy suburban area; voters there won't cross their ballots for any Democrat. It was the only parish to vote against Breaux in 1998 when he got 64%.

It also takes a big chunk of Jefferson Parish; those suburban Republicans would almost never vote for any Democrat either. Mary Landrieu actually won Jefferson in 2008 for the 1st time in her career, but Landrieu's perform disproportionately well in the New Orleans area.  

I was raised in LA-01 and my grandparents know Steve Scalise's parents.

LA-01 has given us David Vitter and Bobby Jindal Tongue

The 3rd, 4th, 5th, and (old) 7th were rural Dixiecrat districts which could still be won by the right type of Democrat.

You forgot Bob Livingston in terms of what LA-01 has blessed the congress with.
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You forgot Bob Livingston in terms of what LA-01 has blessed the congress with.

The guys who LA-01 elects on the local level are just as bad.
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You forgot Bob Livingston in terms of what LA-01 has blessed the congress with.

The guys who LA-01 elects on the local level are just as bad.

Lack of competitive elections breeds both corruption and arrogance. It also encourages ideological extremism.
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You forgot Bob Livingston in terms of what LA-01 has blessed the congress with.

The guys who LA-01 elects on the local level are just as bad.

Lack of competitive elections breeds both corruption and arrogance. It also encourages ideological extremism.

Exactly. Well said.
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2011, 10:08:42 pm »
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The Kingfish was Huey Long. He was assassinated in 1935. I'm not sure of any of the other remaining ones.
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2011, 10:24:14 pm »
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Vitter would be the only Republican Senator since the 1800's.

I would suspect that on any given Sunday more Baptists are in church than Catholics in Mass. You said "practise" didn't you?

Johnston, Breaux, and Russell Long [?] would be three of the four previous Senators.

My wild ass guess is the Vermillion is the largest parish. You said "largest," not "most populated."

Vitter was in Congress. Landreoux was Lt Gov?
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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2011, 10:28:44 am »
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Nathan:

- Correct about the Kingsfish.



BigSkyBob:

- Correct

- I'd give the Baptists a slight edge as far as actual turnout on Sunday too. As far as affiliation, last I checked, Catholics have a slight plurality.

- Elaine Edwards was technically Johnston's immediate predecessor; though she only served for 3 or 4 months. Before here it was Allen Ellender.

- Eh, that could have been interpreted a few ways; I should have been more clear. The "largest" Its actually Plaqiemines, if you include water area. After that, its a close call between Trebonne and Cameron.
 
-State Treasurer; before that she was the youngest woman ever to serve in the Legislature.
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2011, 08:53:09 pm »
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1- 64
2- Orleans
3- E. Baton Rouge
4- Catholic
5- I and III
6- zero
7- Landireau - State Treasurer, Vitter, COngressman
8- Landreiu - Johnston, Ellender; Vitter - Breaux, Long
9- Five
10- Arkansas
11- Catahoula
12- Morial (my last name is pronounced the same)
13- 1935
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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2011, 09:15:43 pm »
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1- 64
2- Orleans
3- E. Baton Rouge
4- Catholic
5- I and III
6- zero
7- Landireau - State Treasurer, Vitter, COngressman
8- Landreiu - Johnston, Ellender; Vitter - Breaux, Long
9- Five
10- Arkansas
11- Catahoula
12- Morial (my last name is pronounced the same) He was mayor in the 1990's
13- 1935
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