Saturday marks one month until election days, and political experts say the US Senate race is tightening in Louisiana. ULM political science professor Dr. John Sutherlin says campaign ads are starting to roll out, but mainly on the Republican side. He says the two major Democrats in the race Caroline Fayard and Foster Campbell are working on get out the vote campaigns.
“We could see a race where you’ve got two Republicans in the runoff because the Democrats carve up their base,” Sutherlin said.
Sutherlin says Congressman Charles Boustany is already running ads attacking State Treasurer John Kennedy. He says more attack ads will come as we get closer to November 8th.
“I think you’re going to see the brunt of the negative and the mudslinging on the Republican side where you’ve got three strong candidates,” Sutherlin said.
Sutherlin says Early Voting begins October 25th and that will be a critical time for the 24 candidates running for US Senate.
“The interesting thing will be the degree to which those candidates have tapped into the early voting and are best organized. Early voting could very well tip this particular race,” Sutherlin said.