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Another Poll Puts Us in the Lead

Did you hear the news? A new independent poll was released today and it shows us as the clear frontrunner for the race for U.S. Senate.

New poll for U.S. Senate race
 

John Kennedy

22.1%

Charles Boustany

10.2%

Scott Angelle

9.7%

Foster Campbell

7.2%

Rob Maness

6.9%

John Fleming

5.5%

John Young

4.3%

Caroline Fayard

4.2%

Undecided

30.0%


I know you hear poll results all the time and sometimes you have to question the validity of them.  Well, let me tell you, my campaign didn’t do this poll—one of Louisiana’s most respected pollsters did.  And the results are great news.

We are 12 points ahead of the nearest competitor, and this is the second recent poll that puts us in the lead.

Now, we all understand that the campaign trail will bring lots of challenges this year, and we can’t take anything for granted.  I’ll keep working hard as State Treasurer to fight tax increases while forcing our state government to live within its means.

I’ll also be the hardest-working candidate in the race for Senate.

We like these new poll numbers.  We love these numbers.  We’re going to work hard to keep them high.  But we also need your help.  Can I count on you for a contribution to my campaign?  We’re running a lean campaign and every dollar contributed makes a difference as we take our message of conservative values, fiscal responsibility, and plain old common sense to the people of our state. 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE TEAM!

I will work hard as a candidate because I want to work hard for you and your family in the United States Senate.  We’re coming out of the gate with a strong lead, but I need your help to keep up that pace. 

I greatly appreciate your friendship, your support and your vote.

Sincerely,

John Kennedy

I'm Running for U.S. Senate

Today, State Treasurer John Kennedy issued the following statement:

“I will be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2016.

The reason is pretty simple:  I want my country back.   I'm scared we are losing it.  

My Dad and Mom were conservative people.  Dad was a small businessman. He owned a little lumberyard.  Mom was a retired schoolteacher.  They taught me conservative values:  God, country, family, discipline, hard work and education.  They taught me to always do the best I can.  I worry that America is losing those values.

Here's what I see:   too many undeserving people at the top getting bailouts and too many undeserving people at the bottom getting handouts.  And we in the middle get the bill.  So will our kids.  It's not right.

The sad truth is that our children's generation is at risk of becoming the first in America to be worse off than their parents', because it's harder than ever to get ahead and easier than ever to do nothing. 

I want more for my country and my state. 

I want a country that respects taxpayer dollars.  I'm sick of the waste, and I'm sick of the debt. 

I want an America and a Louisiana where every person can get a decent job.  You can't be for jobs if you are against business.  To create jobs, our businesses need low taxes, sensible regulations, good infrastructure and a skilled workforce. 

I want an America and a Louisiana in which no parents have to send their child to a failing school.

I want an America and a Louisiana where parents can take their sick child to a family doctor instead of to an emergency room because they have decent, affordable insurance of their own choosing from the private sector. 

I want a country that is strong and therefore free, that values peace but is not afraid to fight back.  America is the most powerful country in the history of the world.  We need to start acting like it.  

I want an America and a Louisiana that understand that free market capitalism has done more to lift people out of poverty than all the government programs put together.  Welfare was meant to be a bridge, not a parking lot.

I want a country and a state that protect life – whether that life is 82 years old or 82 seconds. 

Most Louisianians know me and what I stand for.  As State Treasurer, I've balanced 16 department budgets, earned taxpayers $3.4 billion by investing their money wisely,  returned $315 million in lost money to citizens, refused to join the state retirement system, fought against corruption and cronyism,  and stood up to politicians more powerful than I am in both parties.

I try not to be rude, but I speak my mind.  Some politicians call me a troublemaker, a misfit, a rebel, a square peg in a round hole, because I'm not part of the club.  I think I make the right people mad.  My job is to protect taxpayers, not seek the approval of my political peers.

I hope voters will give me a chance to do the same thing in the United States Senate.  I believe our country and our state can be better than our present, and our past. 

May God bless us and keep us, and make his face shine upon us, Louisiana and the United States of America.”

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