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The endorsement game 

Jindal endorses Cassidy, Perkins doesn't

  Former Louisiana House member and Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins held a rally in Pride just before the primary election to anoint three culture-bearer candidates: Senate candidate Rob Maness, 5th Congressional District candidate Zach Dasher and 6th Congressional District candidate Lenar Whitney. All lost their races. So when Perkins threatened last week to withhold his endorsement for U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy in the U.S. Senate runoff, saying Cassidy voted "for liberal policies," Cassidy might consider Perkins to be doing him a favor.

  Cassidy did pick up an endorsement from Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had said he would rubber-stamp whichever Republican candidate ended up victorious in the race against U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. Given Jindal's lack of coattails when he has endorsed in past elections, perhaps Jindal has done Cassidy no favor — or perhaps Cassidy will help Jindal finally break his losing streak.

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