Alexander's sweet spot
by Sam Hanna, Jr. - posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 @ 1:06 pm
If all goes as planned, Congressman Rodney Alexander will take the oath of office in January to begin his sixth term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 5th District of Louisiana.
Alexander, R-Quitman, qualified for re-election last week. He drew two minor opponents – Ron Ceasar, an Independent from Opelousas, and Clay Grant, a Libertarian from Boyce.
Democrats declined to field a candidate to oppose Alexander. That should tell us something. At the very least, it tells us the state Democratic Party may be teetering on the edge of becoming completely irrelevant for decades to come.
It's that bad.
Congressional primary elections in Louisiana will be held in conjunction with the presidential race. That would be Tuesday, Nov. 6. Run-off elections for the congressional races will be held in December, assuming they're needed.