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January 8, 2010
Petition to recall LA Senator Mary Landrieu
The blog And So It Goes in Shreveport notes that a petition to recall Senator Mary Landrieu has been accepted for filing by the Louisiana Secretary of State. Citizens have 180 days to file enough signatures to get this on a ballot:
Via Caught Him With a Corndog, there is an active petition to recall Senator Mary Landrieu:
"On Dec. 29, a recall petition was filed by Ruben Leblanc of New Iberia, for the recall of Mary Landrieu. Sec. of State Jay Darden stated that he WILL accept the filing."
Kinda like chicken fried bacon, this limited time offer won't last. Citizens have 180 days starting Dec. 29 so get with it today if you would like to see Me-ry "Louisiana Purchase" Landrieu hit the bricks before her service is up.
Go here for details and here to see the case for a recall.
If the story reported by The Dead Pelican this weekend holds true, that she used her vote for Obamacare to bargain for national democratic support for her brother's mayoral campaign, I'd say more than a recall is in order. We're keeping our eyes on that story and will update accordingly.
The blog Caught Him with a Corndog first broke the story and has a follow up to it :
Per citizen filer Ruben T. LeBlanc, there will be an open meeting at the Freedom Forum on Thursday January 7th in Lafayette to discuss the recall of Mary "Gimme dem dollars" Landrieu. h/t:pagar
Some background on Ruben LeBlanc: He is a 51 year old construction and oil field worker with no political background who has decided "enough is enough". As of 14:21 December 29, 2009 Ruben LeBlanc filed a petition with the Secretary of the State of Lousiana, Jay Dardenne, to formally recall U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.
The citizens of Louisiana are granted the authority to perform a recall election by Section 26 of Article 10 of the Louisiana Constitution.
"10. If the recall passes, the public officer is recalled and removed from office and the office is declared vacant when the election returns are certified to the Secretary of State. The vacancy is then filled as usual. The recalled official cannot be appointed to fill the vacancy."
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