Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Three more days

Three more days until the election. Turnout is expected to be low, that's the problem with runoff elections. But then again, only the people who care are voting, and that's not a bad thing.
It has been an interesting election cycle. My Bossier has had some record numbers. I've had several blog posts about the election, including a couple early on when it was just beginning to develop.
The blog posts about the race for Judge have had more than 26,000 views and as of right now 1,545 comments. 
I am encountering a problem; when the comment count reaches 200 comments don't always post. Apparently it is a problem with Google Blogger, which is the platform that I use. In ordinary circumstances, that is not a problem, because very few blog posts have that many comments.
A lot of money has been spent by the candidates. I haven't done anything in depth, but it appears that the total raised, borrowed and spent by all three candidates is between $400,000 and $500,000.
That's a lot of money for a local Judge's race.
Use this blog post to comment any general thoughts you have about the election, and to support your candidate.
It would really be nice if we could get some positives in here - rather than just running down the other guy, tell us what is good and positive about your candidate.

179 comments:

  1. What! No Gatti post! Aw nuts.

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  2. That sucks...200 comments, and it's over!

    I tried to post a comment (a LOL at Jim's astute observation about my "bitchin'" comment).

    And, it didn't post.

    That sucks.

    Just sayin'...

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  3. See ya at the victory party. Nerren 53 %.

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  4. An upset special and I got it on some pretty special information: Graves-52 Nerren-48. Reason makes sense but I ain't going to Vegas just yet.

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  5. Old boys at the coffee bar said if it boils down to pro-Marvin vs anti-Marvin then Nerren dead pidgin. If it a popularity contest Graves is grave yard dead. If it just straight up it 50/50. The republican endorsement counts for some. The lying charge counts and the association with Barry the prez counts too. 4 of them say Nerren and 3 said Graves and I said I didn't care. But that not true cuz I already voted..hehehe.

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  6. We will know Saturday, agree with the above points, nerren likely has the edge going in with such a big margin in primary.

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  7. I think Whit will win! He is a wonderful and genuine man! He has known me since I was a baby (32 yrs). I can go on and on about how great he is, but just to say the most important to me is,when my son was born breeched and Doctors were worried about his hip so we had to see an Orthopedic Specialist. When Whit heard about it, he called with his concerns and told me about Shriner's!
    I know that he is dedicated to acheive his ambitions in life. I have seen him accomplish many, and I truly admire and respect him for that! He has put a lot of work into this campaign. With him being a Christian man, more experience, and independent - I only see him as the best qualified for this position!:)

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  8. Whit Graves is a successful person with vast experience and voted the best by his peers. But best of all he is independent and will not take us down the tube(pun intended). Go Whit Go!!!!!We love you!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Both men are good lawyers. Party shenanigans changed a lot of mindsfrom whit to Nerren. Either will make good judge. Nerren advantage because won primary and defended himself well against political attacks. Nerren secured donations and important support early. But all in all this race would have had the exact same result with none of the negativity.

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  10. Nerren defended himself well? Against what?

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  11. Mike Nerren grew up in Haughton and has served our district well. Conservatives are behind him from both parties. He will carry on the tradition we have in Bossier-Webster of good lawyers making great judges.
    Whit has said he will be different than the judges we now have. I don't think anyone is upset with the panel of judges we now have-- if you have any doubt, compare our judges to any other district in state .

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  12. I have had the opportunity to know both candidates. They are both good lawyers. Nerren is independent seeking support from all walks of life, and whit has also. Both have laid out a plan and at this point all we need to know , we know. Good luck to both.

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  13. I feel Mike Nerren will make a great Judge for he has proven his Merits over and over. Nerren is Honest,Fair and will make Firm but Fair decision and Nerren is a christian family man and a great father. He has helped so many over the years and changed many lives. I know Nerren to stand for what is right with no outside influences. I have seen and heard all the many attacks on Nerren and his supporters and his own family but Nerren handled all the Negative attacks well and continued to just states facts and never allowed the untrue attacks to take him away from what is important and thats being who he really is and proving he will make a great Judge not by what others just say but by his proven record and merits!! We all Love you Mike and Good Luck!!! GOD SPEED!!!!

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  14. I think Whit is the bigger Liar based on 01-b-0922,the Supreme Court said so.And how is stating a fact BITCHING...Nerren is a honest and good man.

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  15. I have known Whit for 15 years, and I trust him to make intelligent/logical decisions within the law, independent of the DA's office. Although I believe Nerren is a genuine/competent person on most accounts, the big money players in this race have too much at stake, and politically it's hard to imagine this not influencing Nerren and his decisions in the court room. I wish both candidates the best either way.

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  16. Tim I think being honest is the biggest factor in this race.How can we ignore the supreme courts findings on Mr.Graves.

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  17. Fact,Whit got turned down from most of these BIG money players when this race got started.So dont Talk about BIG money players.

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  18. FACT...Marvin raised money for Nerren...his interest is carrying out his own agenda, which everyone knows what that is. The tribe will speak Saturday night junior.

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  19. The people who knew the candidates made a choice to support Nerren. He secured endorsements and contributions of local leaders who knew all candidates and he secured the most votes in the primary. He should win this despite the onslaught of negative, desperate tactics by Graves. But, having been involved in 2 prior Graves losses for Judge, no one is surprised at Graves' dirty tactics.

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  20. Nerren has a clean record as a lawyer and has represented all types of people in all types of cases. Graves was suspended for lying as a lawyer and only represents drunk drivers. This is a no brainer. Why didn't Nerren's team get this type comparison out there?

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  21. 8:34, you're kidding, right? Nerren's entire campaign strategy has been attacking Graves.

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  22. Proof in the pudding. The Republican Party endorsed Whit Graves for a reason. It is rare for a Republican to get an endorsement over another Republican but it was done because Graves way stronger!

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  23. Nerren ran negative telephone campaign against Slattery and his supporters were not happy about that during primary. Those unhappy Slattery people ain't voting for Nerren!

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    1. The problem is that Marvin has people working all over Webster in order to secure a Nerren Webster win. Also, North Webster has sour grapes for Whit since he ran against Robinson and Slattery. People in these areas are not informed about the workings behind Nerren and most have not witnessed the video. If I were Whit I would spend every moment in Webster and kiss every baby. However, time has almost run out and Webster will be Whits demise in the same way Bossier was Slattery's demise. Nerren wins and Marvin has his second judge

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  24. Sounds like to me Graves and his suporters are really bitter people...Chalkup ANOTHER lose for Whiley, NERREN wins 55-45 and it could be worse

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  25. I dont have a problem with Nerren attacking Whits problem with the Supreme Court. I think the facts need to be stated.01-b-0299

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  26. 9.05am thats funny

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  27. 9:55 I wouldn't have a problem with Nerren bringing it out either if he would tell the truth about it. The report doesn't have the word "Lie" anywhere in it. Graves got a "Fully deferred" suspension meaning he was never suspended and that was for not turning the brief in timely and that happened over ten years ago. That's the dirty politics Nerren is guilty of and has been doing throughout this campaign. I don't have a problem with Graves bringing out the unethical printing of the sample ballot that happened now. If General Cole's statement is proven, Nerren may be in a lot of trouble from the ethics board.

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  28. Lets get it Whits Supreme Court suspension straight. First, he was held in contempt for failure to file a brief timely. Then, that contempt violation was referred by the Court to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) who then recommended a nine month suspension, deferred, and two years active probation. The Supreme Court again got the case, FOR THE SECOND TIME, and adopted the recommendation of the ODC. They recognized in that opinion -their second time dealing with Graves - that he "misled the Court". That's lying anyway you slice it. And those facts are 100% accurate.

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  29. After all information that has come out, I feel dumb for ever considering these two candidates. Bring back that Slattery guy!

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  30. This is all you need to know
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi3Z53AV7I0&list=UL

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  31. Slattery was just as bad as Graves , sending his kid to take Nerren signs from peoples yard ? Yea , glad Slattery is gone. Graves needs to go next ! Come on Whit all you do is LIE LIE LIE !!!!!!!!! You say Nerren voted Obama , hmm seems you took lessons from Obama , all yall do is lie every time yall open yalls mouth ! WHIT & OBAMA = SAME !! Graves you have ran 4 times and lose each time ! Your going to lose this one too ! Sorry God doesnt bless those who keep lying and acting a fool the way you do ! Give up Graves !!

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    1. Slatterys kids never took signs...that was a rumor started by DA Marvin and friends. Don't u think Skylar would have prosecuted if his kids really broke the law???....I would keep his kids off this blog...The Judge could choose to not stay neutral and throw full support to Graves and if the Nerren people continue to trash this good man that's exactly what's gonna happen,,,

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  32. Still trashing Judge Slattery? You know he isn't in the runoff.

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  33. if your gona state it,state it correctly,its 01-b-0922. can someone confirm that?? and did it really say 'misled'the courts?? maybe Rex can do another video and explain 'misled'to the whit supports.

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  34. I think "MISLED THE COURT" is lying.Darlene your off the hook on this one.Its Whitts mistake.

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  35. 3.21PM You are correct.Dont go to youtube,go to 01-b-0922. Thats all you need to know.

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  36. A sitting judge can't endorse anyone. Feel free to trash him to your heart's content.

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    1. But his wife can!!! T

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  37. And trust me u don't want the slatterys telling the town of springhill who mike nerren really is!!!

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  38. The Slattery's ran a fine campaign and Nerren has thankfully picked up much of that in Springhill. These comments trashing them are from Graves camp trying more dirty tricks.

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  39. Whit spent 150k of his own money so far. Did he make 157k off his family's fed court lawsuit and use $$$ like this - spewing venom in a political race? What kind of a man makes $$$ off his family and spends it like this??? stay tuned.

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  40. That's not true, not one single Graves supporter has ever bashed in any way Judge John Slattery.

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    1. Wow. You must be pretty sharp to have known what every single Graves supporter said during this campaign. So, you gonna tell Santa Claus who's been naughty or nice too. Cause you obviously know. Come on man. Get real.

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  41. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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  42. Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2 For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and [a]by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how [b]can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

    6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

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  43. Amen. Nerren 55-45.

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  44. I guarantee that Judge John Slattery was not happy with either Nerren or Graves. I further guarantee that Judge John Slattery was incensed at S. Marvin. That turns into a few behind- the- scenes phone calls in favor of you know who!

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  45. I nominate Bobby Hill from the cartoon King of the Hill. He was once a magician. He also had a lot of uncommon sense . Maybe that is what it takes.

    Bring on the City elections this spring. Gonna be some damn fine entertainment.

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  46. I want to clear up some things that are coming from king sling himself and supporters. Nerren nor his supporters have ever bashed Judge Slattery nor his supporters or family.GRAVES and His SUPPORTERS have been the ones that started all the Negative campaigning not Nerren. Graves started with the Negative attacks not just on my Bossier but outside this blog. I am so sick of Graves acting as if he is such a victum when in all reality Graves paved this path for all the Negative attacks. Graves wants people to believe that he is honest, and has intergrity and has not been slinging mud when GRAVES threw the first punch!!!!!! Ater many,many attacks on Nerren and his supporters and their familes and even Nerren's family then the facts were maild out about Graves. Nerren's mail out has stated FACTS!!!!! WITH A CASE NUMBER FOR ANYONE TO LOOK UP THE facts!!! GRAVES lIED AND THAT IS A fact!!!!! (MISLEAD) nice word for lying!!!! Nerren has had one commercial and mailout on the issue and yet GRAVES has had 2 you tube videos 3 or more mail outs on top of his commercials attacking Nerren I am so sick of all the poor Whit and im not going to go NEGATIVE CRAP!!! The declined endorsements that he went to some of Nerrens supporters to ask for support that he claims he declined. The mail out that came in the mail today just more lies. It has been a attack everyday with the Graves camp and just NEGATIVE!!! Graves has ran 3 other times and was just as negative when he ran the last 3 times. Step up and be accountable for your actions and STOP BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE FOR YOUR ACTIONS.

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  47. OH my another NEGATIVE commercial by Whit about Nerren being desperate!!! Graves Lies when the truth would serve him better. They have a case number to read the FACTS!!! Nerren did not lie he stated FACTS!!! I think people will read for themself the FACTS.

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  48. ---------
    Apparently it is a problem with Google Blogger, which is the platform that I use.
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    @ Jim - it's been a while since I used Blogger so I did some digging for ya. It's most likely an issue with the template you are using. We could probably tweak the code and fix it. Here are the basics:

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    Now back to the regular scheduled programming of candidate bashing in 3……2……1…

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  49. @ Jim - and here is something else you can check:

    Click here -> Embedded vs Full Page

    If you want some help, you know where to find me - and it ain't in Shreveport! LOLOL


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  50. A616 being a blowhard does nothing for your candidate. Graves ran twice before not three times. He ran in multiple candidate races and went to the run off both times. Nerren ran once and finished third out of three. Nerren ran negative telephone campaign through out the primary against Judge John Slattery. You are embarrassing your candidate of choice.

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  51. Rex, I'm using a third party template so that is my problem. I'll get with you. Probably need to solve the 200+ comment problem before city elections in the spring.

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  52. Graves ran twice not three times!!! It makes no difference 2 or 3 he still ran a Negative dirty race and Lied about both of the candidates he ran against. You are embarrassing youself and your Negative candidate!!! That has had NEGATIVE mailouts or commercials ohh and telephone calls one after another that are Negative or Lies!!!! The truth will always come out and all Graves Lies and Negative attacks are all starting to run together!! Stating facts and truth is far from being a BLOWHARD just Graves nor his supporters seem to know about TRUTH its all about Lies and just do what ever no matter who you hurt or lie about just as long as we win a few votes. Graves Lied and continues to lie and seems to be a pattern.

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  53. A724 My mother once told me to not butt my head against brick walls. However, let me ask this one time. Provide specifics of negative pieces either past or present. You give no examples of negativity just inane ramblings. Try and create just a little of credibility.

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  54. My momma always said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. Same for judge elections.

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  55. Ok Forest but will you please tell me to buy apple before everybody else does. Tell LT Dan hello.

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  56. "Bad Company Ruins Good Morals"

    If this biblical quote is true, how are we to take Nerren's association with Julian Darby, who we all know has been accused of threatening other candidates and illegally producing Obama/Nerren flyers under Nerren's control, has been exposed by General Cole for unethical and illegal campaign practices?... Nerren's role in the DA's office (over the Juvenile Division-a KEY role) that is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, his large campaign contributors that have multiple FELONY cases that were mysteriously nol-prosse by his office, misleading/defaming advertising that claims on tv that Graves was suspended from practicing law when in fact he has never been suspended from practicing law... a total misrepresentation of the facts, and as Darlene would say, A LIE....the endorsement by the Republican Party of Louisiana which Nerren and some of the local PEC scrutinized simply because it was not in his favor, when we all know it was due to him putting himself on a ticket with Obama which he later claimed he knew nothing about (really???)...the list goes on and on, and this all took place during the election!!!

    This guy Nerren cannot be trusted to run a fair and impartial courtroom if he cannot even run a clean campaign. And if all that was not enough, he is in bed with Schuylar Marvin who is personally endorsing him, financing him, campaigning for him, raising money for him.

    This would be like you entering a beauty contest with the judges only being judges because the "wanna be beauty queen" picked her uncle and father as the judges. Who you think is gonna win the beauty contest/or the trial? Who do you think is gonna lose? Schuylar will win, and I assure you the loser will never be the fat cat supporters of Nerren.

    If there were ever a situation where you could claim something is "Rigged"...this would be IT.

    PS---Having been on this blog a long time, I have never seen a group like Nerren's before. I am sure there are some good people that are uninformed about Nerren, but the lack of respect, even for a highly decorated General of our military, the vomiting of hearsay and rhetoric totally unfounded in a shred of truth, and the blatant attacks on Mr Graves who has been a true American Hero, absolutely shocks the conscious.

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  57. Yea, I bet Mike Nerren would not have gone into that PEC meeting saying he thought the Republican endorsement for Graves was unfair had it been for him LOL

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  58. Anon at 855. I've got you down as undecided.

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  59. Gen supported Boggs over nerren - hes has been mad at nerren for a decade. Call and ask him why he posted this as a press release - hes not unbiased

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  60. Barren should win. 57 /43

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  61. Gen and Ann p r peas in pod

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  62. Did state party withdraw endorsement of whit yet?

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  63. I heard because of all the animosity that nerren supporters vote Saturday and whit supporters sunday--- please help spread the word

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  64. Who will run for judge next?

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  65. Whit Graves. For umpteenth time.

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  66. I am fairly new here and do not have a year to review the numerous posts but have a few observations.
    (1) Mr Graves recent mailing says he only accepted "contributions from fine, upstanding citizens" - I take that to mean that he thinks that his opponents contributors are trash. I do not give to political races but will do so now.
    (2) Mr. Graves says that he "declined endorsements from other politicians believing that people should choose" - Two things about this quote-- (a) aren't those politicians people? do they not have a right to speak their minds? Last time I checked , the constitution gave us rights of free speech. Maybe Mr. Graves should read the republican pledge. I, respect some of our elected officials very much and am offended that he thinks I should not have the right to have input from anyone else. (b) exactly who did Mr. Graves "decline an endorsement from?" At some point I am told he "claimed" to have an endorsement from our party (which he bragged about) but could produce no written proof of that ficticious endorsement. If endorsements are so bad, why did he seek them and if he "declined endorsements," please tell me who they were and specifically why he declined them. Surely, there must be some worthy person willing to endorse him that had some respect in the community. Love to hear from Mr. Graves on this.

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  67. Graves will explain that for you just as soon as Nerrin can explain how its possible that all those big donors have had all those charges nol prossed. This is a question he's been dodging since the bossier deep throat started releasing those videos. Which by the way, I'm quite sure the FBI has taken notice and are now investigating.

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  68. I think it is sad that retired 1 star Gen Cole violated 4 Star General Dempsey's (Chairman of the Joint Chief's of Staff) request to stay of politics. Gen Dempsey even sent every retired Gen a letter asking them to stay out of politics. When 1 star generals don't follow orders...I guess they are sent to the house. Gen Dempsey has said repeatedly comments like:
    "One of the things that marks us as a profession in a democracy is it's most important we remain apolitical," Gen Dempsey has said numerous times, "That's how we maintain our trust with the American people. The American people don't want us to become another special interest group. In fact, I think that confuses them."

    It is just sad to see retired military officers not respect the highest ranking member of the military especially when their actions further divide the country and erode the trust of the American people just like Brig Gen Cole has done. When that happens send them to the house...just like what happened to Gen McCrystal and Gen McArthur (who were both 4 stars). We don't need our military (retired or active) confusing and dividing the American people.

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    1. Guess someone forgot to tell Generals Washington, Grant & Eisenhower.

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    2. Twelve generals in all became President, that hardly involves being 'apolitical'. Whether you agree with General Cole or not, that is a specious argument.

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  69. Good point, I googled it and found:
    “If someone uses the uniform, whatever uniform, for partisan politics, I am disappointed because I think it does erode that bond of trust we have with the American people,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in an interview with Fox News while flying back from a trip to Afghanistan and Iraq…

    “Is their criticism valid? I won’t comment on that,” Dempsey said onboard a C17 military aircraft en route back from the Middle East. “Is it useful? No, it’s not useful. It’s not useful to me.”

    Dempsey said as the steward of his profession — the military — he thinks it imperative that the military remain “apolitical.”

    The actions by retired Brig Gen Cole highlights the problem the top military officer in the nation is upset about when a "retired" Brig Gen sends a letter to a political blog just days before an election, undoubtedly trying to influence it. Our nation is in a crisis right now because Rep & Dem alike can't find common ground to deal with the debt and other pressing issues. Partisan politics must end if we are going to correct the major problems with our nation.

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  70. Too mad Marvin doesn't do the same, especially where separation of powers is critical, and the perception of the public is even more so.

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  71. I see that noone can read instructions and follow directions! It cleary says to say something positive about your candidate! Just say'n........

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  72. Graves is good and Nerren is bad....how that?

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  73. To anon at 10:50, I agree with your comments and add this, When Graves ran for judge the two prior times he BRAGGED about being an assistant DA. Now, he wants us to think it is a negative. He can't have it both ways. Plus, the reputation of the DAs office when he was there was about as low as it could get.

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    1. FINALLLLLLLLLY someone is showing some smarts on this blog ! Give up Graves !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  74. A755 not sure Henry Brown, the DA at the time and now a Judge on court of appeals, would agree with that statement.

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  75. Wow - Dempsey must REALLY be pissed at Colin Powell then. What's that other political hack's name? Oh yeah - Gen. Wesley Clark. Or was it Dwight D. Eisenhower? Or was it Grant?

    So here again are the FACTS. Just because Gen. Dempsey's OPINION is that they should not take a political stance. He may have a valid point for those in active duty, but for those in retirement or in-active duty? There is that whole "freedom of speech" thing that those same soldiers put their lives on the line for.

    Associating Dempsey's opinion about the SEAL operatives' PAC with Gen. Cole's opinion in a local/district judicial race = EPIC FAIL.

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  76. Hey! Guess who was also an Assisstant District Attorney back then? You bet, Schuyler Marvin, that is before he was fired. Old Henry hatched some cast of charchters and also hired Judge Slattery.

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  77. Does anyone know if Martin Grau is running the Nerren campaign? Seems like a hack job he would do

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  78. My grammar sucks this morning. Let me try finishing a sentence.

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    Just because Gen. Dempsey's OPINION is that they should not take a political stance.
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    Just because Gen. Dempsey's OPINION is that they should not take a political stance, does not mean that they can't have a political stance. Unless there is some military rule stating such, Gen. Dempsey should buy a panty un-wadder.

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  79. Since Nerren has been unable to control what flyers Darby sends out, according to his own admission, perhaps Darby is running Nerren's campaign?

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  80. Wait a minute, they think someone whos been in the military should not be involved with politics. Well an overwhelming majority (62 percent) of our Presidents served in the military. Case closed.

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  81. Um...Lo Walker are mayor who endorsed Nerren is retired Air Force

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  82. I bet Lo will retire right away when he finds out what the Nerren camp thinks about him being mayor.

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    1. Nice try by Graves again. The mayor met with and knows Mike appreciates very much his endorsement.

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  83. Wait so you can be retired military and be politically involved only if you support nerren but if you do not support nerren you cannot be retired military and involved in politics.

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  84. I find this whole conversation ironic...an active DA can financially and verbally support a judicial candidate but a ex general can't pick a side?? Wow...every time I need a laugh I get on My Bossier and read comments...thanks guys!

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  85. Nerren 2012! Graves 5000! Graves wins.

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  86. Honesty is good for the soul!! Not being truthful creates doubt!! Remember that whit because you know you have NOT been truthful about anything.

    THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB WILL WIN
    MIKE NERREN DISTRICT JUDGE 2012

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  87. at 1:35-- DA supports someone in an election is ok; but general filing a letter to ethics committee as a PRESS RELEASE is not ok. General can support with volunteering and money, etc, but filing a frivilous ethics complaint as a press release is not good, its underhanded.
    The big problem that you should ask is who are Whit's contributors and why did they contribute to him?

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  88. 12:43-- you need to learn the distinction between right and wrong-- you need to watch a few good men and ask if its ok that both men we discharged even though they were aquitted. Mayor Walker compared both candidates and endorsed mike nerren-- The general saw that his client was behind and filed a frivilous ethics complaint as a PRESS RELEASE frive days before election. Lo Walker would NEVER do that because he is a man of honor.

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  89. at 10:21-- I am sure that everyone means that the way a general should involve himself in a race should not in any way appear to be improper. Filing a ethics complaint against your candidates opponent five days before an election as a PRESS RELEASE is not fair. If General was mad about the suspension issue revealed about GRAVES, he should have commented on that issue-- the ethics complaint is a red herring to mislead voters are the last minute. That's why both sides are scratching their head on this one.

    If he was mad about the black community leaders endorsing NERREN then he should have sent his letter a month ago and he'd have an answer by now. then he could publish that.

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  90. Lets make something CRYSTAL clear about the endorsement of the state party--other than ANN PRICE and JOHN KAY-- not one member can even tell me WHO WHIT graves is. In fact when they find out about all the mess surrounding WHIT and realize then were not told the whole truth, they start to wonder is KAY has a conflict of interest because he was running a campaign for whit, getting paid as a consultant, was a voting member of the SCC and activiely sought the endorsement of hte SCC for his candidate, then most likely got a bonus from his candidate for secruing an endorsement.
    Anyone who researches that and understands that KAY used his position on the SCC to mis lead that group on the flyer issue AND that that misleading resulted in the endorsment of the PARTY-- is pretty clear that WHITS background was not examined by the party when making the endorsement-- local voters have examined his background more than the party did.
    This activity may result in VILLERE's resignation as leader of the party.

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  91. nerren is a good man. he coached my nephew on the ball field. his family is sweet and he has raised his kids right.
    every attorney I ask from all walks of life says to vote for mike, so I am .
    thanks for making my vote easy by attacking my friend and his family.

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  92. I heard the state republican party is considering co-endorsing NERREN this week-- that would be great! they are finally getting to the bottom of this!

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  93. Every elected republican leader in town should call the state party and ask how they got invovled in a local race-- I bet that 142 or the 144 members of the State Central Committee cannot tell you a thing about Whit Graves-- I wonder if they know that they endorsed him without a hearing? Many are wondering how Nerren was not co endorsed-- hopefully they will release a written co -endorsment this week.

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  94. whit was not endorsed, no one has produced a written endorsement-- no one has seen the endorsement-- what a shame to the party--

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  95. Even if whit wins this, he loses.

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  96. Nerren broke state and maybe federal law with his dealings with UID and Julian Darby. He broke the faith with the Republican party. That is why Graves got the endorsement and that is why the General wrote him up. That is a fact, not a lie.

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  97. I heard the repubs gonna make ruling on Monday.

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  98. A909 just what is Whit's background your are referring. Come tell us, no holding back information. That is if you have any.

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  99. OMG!!! I just got home from an evening meeting and watched the news I had recorded. An interview with Graves and Nerren. Nerren was bragging about and giggling about winning a trial against Graves years ago. I'm familiar with the trial because I've been doing some research on the point that came out in the trial, whether the statement of a person who is unavailable to testify can be introduced and not be hearsay. Nerren's case he is giggling about is State v. Broderick Collins Bossier Parish NO. 75,742; two counts of armed robbery and two counts of 2nd degree kidnapping. Nerren lost the jury trial but won it on appeal arguing that just because a person is unavailable doesn't allow their statement identifying the defendant to be presented to the jury. Who was unavailable at the trial? A young girl named Zelwannica Coleman. Why was she unavailable? SHE WAS BRUTALLY BEATEN TO DEATH AND GUESS WHO THE MAIN SUSPECT WAS!!!! AND MIKE NERREN IS GIGGLING ABOUT THAT!!!! A decent man would never have bragged about winning a case that way but then it appears that Nerren doesn't have anything else to brag about. Is this the only jury trial Nerren has every won?

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    1. Just home from a whit campaign meeting trying to spin how you just found out he lost a case to Nerren - good play Kay -- you just had that info at your fingertips.

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  100. A1007 thanks for sharing more character information about baseball coach Nerren. It is quite disturbing he would laugh about a trial involving a murdered little girl. But that is just him.

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  101. That doesn't surprise me at all about Nerren. Nerren likes to play off the image of Mr baseball coach, mr nice guy, but as we have seen by his campaign tactics, he lies like a snake. I go to Airline Baptist and and most of us know what he is really like.

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  102. Nerren supporters take note. Once whit wins he will expose all the back door dealings and welcome the FBI to investigate the courthouse crowd. He will clean that place up!!! Go Whit!!!

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    1. Of course if the supposed investigation is non-existent or finds nothing, then I'm sure whit will resign right??

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  103. Graves 57/43.
    Whoa, that's cool. I can make up statistics too!

    -Z

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    1. Remind me about this on sat night. We'll see whose closest.

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  104. gonna be a lot of folks behind bars

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    1. Yeah, once whit is elected ?? How will that trigger arrests?

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  105. That's right. No more dropping charges!! Everyone goes to trial or pleads guilty!!! Guilty as charged!

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  106. Yeah like the FBI sits back waiting on whit to give them permission. There is no FBI investigation-- but it's a good campaign lie cause you can't verify it. And since when are investigations made public???

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    1. The same since when are ethics complaints issued as press releases. Just this race.

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  107. So whit will not allow any case to be dismissed. That seems fair and non prejudicial.

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  108. I have read the suspension papers and received Mr. Graves and Mr. Nerrens mail pieces. I think Mr. Graves should admit to the suspension issue and explain that it was deferred. I looked up that word and it means held in abeyance , whatever that means. but the supreme court decision clearly says he was suspended so he ought to respond to it in an honest way

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    1. He has responded. His campaign secured the endorsement of the party and accused Nerren of giving money to Obama with a ethics letter press release from a biased general.
      He cannot overcome that with truth, so he's forcing Nerren to disprove a lie. Obama did the same thing to Romney.

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    2. Allow me to explain what a fully deferred suspension means: Graves failed to file a memorandum. The "base line" penalty for that is a suspension of your law license for a year. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel noted mitigating factors in the case, good reasons, for not filing on time. Graves offered (Consent decree) a 9 month fully deferred suspension with a two year period of probation which required him to report to another attorney who would make sure that Graves was filing his memorandums on time. The ODC agreed with that and the Supreme Court ratified it. The same as if someone committed an offense that required a 5 year sentence in prison but the judge feels that mitigating factors apply. He suspends or defers the sentence and places the person on probation. As long as the person does not violate his probation conditions he doesn't go to jail. As long as Graves did not file a memorandum late during the two years he was being monitored, he did not lose his license for 9 months. Graves complied with the condition for 2 years and therefore never lost his ability to practice law by losing his license. If the guy who had a 5 years prison sentence completes his probation with making another mistake, he never goes to jail. No further violations means the sentence is not imposed. Bottom line GRAVES NEVER WAS SUSPENDED!!!!! Nerren said he was in his TV commericial, that was a LIE!!!! That's why you don't see that commercial anymore. To tell a bald face lie like that on a commercial in a political race is a felony offense. But Nerren did play it on TV for two days and he can't have a do over. I'd bet the farm that Graves will file a formal complaint after the election. If he filed it now, the law prohibits him for saying anything about it other than he filed the complaint. Nerren may, and I emphasize MAY, win the election but if the ethics board hears the transcript of Nerren, he could face being disbarred.

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  109. The Supreme Court Case clearly said it was a defered suspension. Graves has a commercial that says he has been "continuously in good standing". How is that not enough? Get something new and then think about it, then post it so you can have an actual argument.

    -Z

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  110. Aren't suspensions pretty common? I mean haven't all the sitting judges gotten suspension deferred? Or is it a rare thing?

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    1. The Louisiana Bar Association prints an "Journal" seveal times a year and prints all the suspension and people being disbarred all the time. Suspension of Judges is secret and you will not see that in the print media. They just go on extended vacations.

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  111. Big article in The Inquisitor this week about Mike Nerren ethical violations and the FBI investigating his office. We need to put a stop to the corruption in our parishes once and for all and put Whit Graves in as our trusted Judge...a man dedicated to law enforcement, INDEPENDENT of the DA's office, NOT GREASED by local big shot campaign contributors--a MAN for the people of our parish!

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  112. NOT!!! In this life time!!! Whit would not know integrity if it slapped him in the face.

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  113. Darlene, You have vomited out countless accusations as a former disgruntled employee of the da's office, none of which have a shred of basis in fact. I think I will take a highly decorated General's word (over yours) for violations in political ethics, relationships with known liberal operatives like Darby, and other political shenanigans.

    The people of Bossier/Webster Parishes are tired of the BS and would like to put in a man that represents the citizens of our Parish, not some guy endorsed and financed by an office under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

    We are also tired of the major Campaign Boosters trying to BUY elections for their own self-interests.

    Whit Graves is the man for this office.

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    1. I can't vote for a man suspended from practicing law and who also uses the Inquisitor magazine as a news source. NERREN 2012!!!

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    2. nice job whit, keep reminding people right up to election day you were suspended. you and your delusional supporters are the only ones who don't understand the sc said you are suspended. it is deferred. why don't you address the merits of the case, you lied and took a year to file a brief despite the sc's admonitions.

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  114. Why is it that Danny Lawler of the Inquisitor gave $2000.00 to the Nerren campaign and yet Graves accused of using the Inquisitor for his personal news releases?

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    1. because he's a smart politican, he knows a winner, and he is smart businessman, he knows what sells papers

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  115. A608 Lawler takes orders from no one. Just another floundering Nerren hopeful.

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    1. My daughter brought me the Inquisitor to read this evening. That is some series of errors and deeds chronicled by the writer. I finally made up my mind....Graves. Nobody can make that up, nobody.

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  116. Mike Nerren's next challenge is avoiding jail time for violating state laws.

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  117. Two would be Judges gonna have a very long day tomorrow. A very nasty campaign is now over and somebody going to win and somebody going to lose. If Graves wins Schuylers back is broken. If Nerren wins the empire grows. In either case 2014 starts Sunday.

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  118. Is Hugo Holland crossed the river yet?

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  119. Spotted in Green Acres on Thursday.

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  120. Do you want a dishonest man for your judge?? If so vote WHIT GRAVES

    If you want a man who is honest with integrity then VOTE MIKE NERREN!

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    1. I don't want a dishonest man. That's exactly why I am voting for Graves. Move on with your life.

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  121. Darlene you must lead a very unhappy life. Unfortunately for Nerren, I think you have done more damage than good for him...unintended consequences of your behavior. Whit saved my twins life so I know I am biased, but I have known Whit 15 years now and I would trust him with a key to my safe deposit box. I pray for God's will in the election tomorrow.

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  122. No I'm sorry but you are wrong I have a very happy and blessed life. Just know the truth. I have known whit for a very long time and at one time not so long ago in fact up until this election started respected and called him my friend. But I guess politics brings out the real person. Very disappointed

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    1. You don't know him. You don't know who he is. Why is there so much hate in your heart? This would be a lot easier if you just let it go.

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  123. Good morning boys and girls. It's time to vote. But before you push a button I want you to remember someone who is not so distant a memory--Chubby Knight. A man I knew since elementary school who came back to his home after a career with Delta Airlines and wanted to make a difference. Once elected he started learning about some things he thought were unethical and started asking questions, questions that were hard for some to answer if they offered an answer at all. Why some property owners had water and sewer service along with streets provided to their land which then increased in value by literally 30 and 40 fold while others could not even get a curb cut to their businesses? A great sigh of relief came over the power brokers when Chubby made a mistake and tried to cash a questionable check and the deal was cut, resign your elected position, quit asking questions, and you will not be prosecuted. He tried and I believe he died because he challenged the power brokers. Whit Graves has done the same this year with one big difference, he has not stumbled. Win or lose tomorrow, he is a winner and so are we the public. Some pretty nasty and rotten dealings have been uncovered and brought to light. I can only pray that this is the beginning of a new and better path for my home town, a path where people who use their power for their own benefit and for the benefit of their friends excluding others just as, if not more deserving will either change or be voted out of office. When I go into the booth tomorrow I'm going to push the button twice. Once for Whit and once for Chubby. God bless you both for your courage to stand up for the rest of us.

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  124. well said anon 1131, God Bless Chubby

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  125. I knew Chubby Knight. I helped him get elected. I was there when he started pressing for answers on the mess he was uncovering. I know of the stuff he was trying to expose. If you know of the corruption and are found out you better duck and leave town. That is why I am voting Graves. Not because he is a better lawyer, because he knows nothing of which I speak.

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  126. TEAM NERREN ALL THE WAY!
    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all of you nd my God bless and keep you and your family safe.

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  127. Today I vote my conscience. Today I vote for a man dedicated in service to his call of duty, an intelligent man yet humble, someone that will talk to anyone in all walks of life, someone that will always look out for the little guy, and someone I trust to do the right thing within the law. Today I vote for Whit Graves.

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  128. Whit Graves 2012

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  129. My family told my wife and I to vote Nerren. We voted Graves and we ain't telling.

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  130. All polls show whit ahead!!!! Dan rather just called Haughton for whit!!!

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  131. Heard state police out looking for election crook with warrant.

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  132. People go vote! Nerren and Graves both kind and decent men. However, if the DA complex keeps stacking the judiciary it gonna get tough in Bossier Parish. Lawyers from the general population won't stand a chance to be Judge. Only hand picked ADA's will have chance! People that is wrong.

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  133. Turn out non-existent ....nobody cares

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  134. Oh wow! If I vote for Nerren I get a piece of processed meat! Right by a polling place too? That's absolutely wonderful!
    http://imgur.com/WDkOf

    -Z

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  135. wow a FREE hot dog!

    Graves 51%--Nerren 49%

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  136. I am proud that our DA has the courage to put his neck out for a guy that is pro-law enforcement. My son is a cop and I know they appreciate the help they get from the DAs office. Also, mr graves law practice involves getting drunk drivers off. I cannot stand for that

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    1. My son is a cop and he is sick and tired of his work getting plea bargained away! You must be nuts!

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  137. Drunk drivers get off because of poor police work or poor prosecution.

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  138. 6:45, I doubt that you are a cop's mother. They get NO help from the DA.

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