Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nungesser, Vitter plan Election Eve state blitz

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Lieutenant governor hopeful Billy Nungesser and his Senate champion, David Vitter, are planning a seven-city blitz of the state that will take them from Shreveport and Monroe all the way down to New Orleans in 10 1/2 hours. The duo (along with entertainer and former lieutenant governor candidate Sammy Kershaw) will begin at 8 a.m. in Shreveport ("Corner of Bert Kouns and Youree Dr. [look for the giant elephant with Nungesser signs on it]") before hitting Monroe, Alexandria, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and finally "New Orleans" (actually, Metairie).

(Interestingly, both the Monroe and Baton Rouge stops have the instruction: "Look for the statue of Drew Brees." Huh? There's a statue of #9 in Monroe??? A quick call to the campaign cleared it up: Nungesser, Vitter, Kershaw, et al. will be traveling with a Drew Brees statue. No word on whether the "statue" is an inflatable, or one of those car-dealership giant stick figures that flails around due to a fan at the bottom. Also no word as to what the steadfastly non-political Mr. Brees thinks of all this; to my knowledge, he hasn't endorsed anything more controversial than NyQuil.)

Peanuts, the campaign mascot for Billy Nungessers lieutenant governor campaign.
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  • Peanuts, the campaign mascot for Billy Nungesser's lieutenant governor campaign.
The caravan's final stop will be at the corner of Veterans Memorial Blvd. and Causeway in Metairie — "the neutral ground in front of the Macys parking garage." The Drew Brees statue, presumably, will be in tow, as will Peanuts the giant Republican elephant float (which seriously disconcerted me on the Crescent City Connection last month).

It's an ambitious schedule, particularly in regards to Baton Rouge, where the meet-and-greet is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m., meaning they'll hit Red Stick rush hour traffic on their way to Metairie.

Full schedule and details under the jump.

8:00am — Shreveport
Corner of Bert Kouns and Youree Dr. (look for the giant elephant with Nungesser signs on it)

9:30 — Monroe
Milhaven Rd in front of Target/Home Depot/Best Buy (look for the statue of Drew Brees)

11:00 — Alexandria
Corner of MacArthur Dr. and Jackson St. (look for the giant elephant with Nungesser signs on it)

12:30 — Lake Charles
Nelson Road across from WalMart and Chik-Fil-A

2:30 — Lafayette
Corner of Kaliste Saloom and Pinhook (look for the giant elephant with Nungesser signs on it)

4:30 — Baton Rouge
Corner of Corporate Blvd and Jefferson (look for the statue of Drew Brees)

6:30 — New Orleans
Corner of Veterans Blvd and Causeway in Metairie (the neutral ground in front of the Macy's parking garage)

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