Democratic Party Chairman Buddy Leach, of Lake Charles, acknowledges that his party is down but insists that political leanings are "cyclical," and Democrats can make a comeback.
Asked about the almost dearth of Democratic candidates in many House and Senate races and especially the statewide ballot, Leach
said Democrats, "knowing the state's current economic and political climate, didn't want to sacrifice their time" away from jobs and family and "face a situation in which the state is so divided."
Republicans are "trying to make Washington politics Louisiana politics," he
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Jindal's massive amount of money to wage a media campaign also was a factor, Leach
"I do believe local people have seen that individuals, our incumbent governor for one, are not what they represented four years ago," he
At the Baton Rouge Press Club
earlier this year, Leach
pledged to have viable Democratic candidates for every statewide office and ticked off several names.