Shifting Dynamics in Louisiana; More of the Same in New Hampshire
1) Breaux wins and re-affirms the standing of Democrats in Louisiana; boosts Mary Landrieu's re-election bid in 2008, whether or not Jindal, now a two-time gubernatorial loser, challenges her.
2) Breaux narrowly wins, but Jindal remains popular in a narrow defeat and goes on to victoriously challenge Landrieu.
3) Jindal wins, but it doesn't have an impact on Landrieu's re-election bid as she goes on to defeat a lesser opponent.
4) Jindal wins and further improves the standing of Republicans in Louisiana, boosting a GOP opponent against Landrieu.
We still have to wait and see regarding Breaux's formal entry into the Gov race, as well as the formal settling of his residency issue (which, I have to believe, will get settled in short order, or the LA-Dems wouldn't have risked such a gambit). Breaux's entry will shake up Louisiana electoral dynamics in 2007 and 2008, but we won't know how exactly for some time. I'm rooting for option 1.
Despite his recent high-profile clashes with Bush, Sununu also voted in support of the president’s positions 96 percent of the time in 2004 and 95 percent of the time in 2003, according to the non-partisan Congressional Quarterly analyses.Support of Bush in the mid-90's. Offers rhetoric all over the place regarding Iraq, but votes to stay the course with Bush's policy. I don't think the Granite State will respond positively.
And last week he supported the president by voting against the Democratic resolution which would have ordered Bush to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq within four months.