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   Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, who has kept a relatively low profile since her loss to U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy in December, made an appearance on CNN last week to speak up for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. "If Hillary will just be Hillary, and we will all allow her to just be the extraordinary leader she is, her campaign will be beautifully done," Landrieu said. ...

   U.S. Sen. David Vitter fired off an email after Clinton's announcement, asking, "Who do you support — Hillary Clinton and her Benghazi scheming and ignorance of terrorism threats, or Team Vitter and our fight for honest government that works for Louisiana?" The email concluded with a request by Vitter for $10 ...

   Gov. Bobby Jindal may be going through the charade of "deciding" whether to run for president, but he received a predictable home state endorsement last week when Willie Robertson of the Duck Dynasty family of reality TV performers called Jindal "a great man, a godly man." ...

   Meanwhile, the Duck Commander Musical, a show about the Robertson family, debuted at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Associated Press said it "alternates between something akin to a live-action commercial celebrating the family business to a mostly cheery singing and dancing scrapbook." ...

   Janet Howard, who has been president of the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) since 2001, announced last week that she is stepping down from the helm of the nonpartisan group. BGR, the New Orleans-based policy organization, is searching for a new CEO; Howard will stay on in the meantime ...

   The Red Shtick, Baton Rouge's answer to the satirical website The Onion, has been on fire lately. Headline from last week: "JINDAL CLONING TEEPELLS TO WORK AS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN STAFFERS." Timmy Teepell once was Jindal's chief of staff and is now his political consultant, while brother Taylor Teepell and brother-in-law Matt Parker also are working for the governor in Iowa ...


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