Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Little Local News- Barrow Peacock Running For Louisiana State Senate

This caught my eye over at My Bossier. See Candidate Forum: Barrow Peacock for State Senate .

He is running for State Senate 37 which is currently held by State Senator Buddy Shaw of Shreveport. Buddy Shaw IS NOT TERM LIMITED but will not run for reelection . Here is some info on him.

Here is a map of the old District before redistricting. It take in a lot of the "Highland Area" of Shreveport and a good bit of Bossier City. This the new map. There appears to me to have been some changes but nothing that substantial.

Peacock will have another Republican running against him .That is Rep. Jane Smith (R-Dist. 8, Bossier)who is being term limited out of the House. Here is an article on her announcement.

I will get on the Twitter doo dad and figure out if the Dems are planning to put someone up.

Barrow actually ran against Shaw for this seat in 2007.

You can view the results here.

It will be interesting to see what coalitions Barrow has built the last four years. This is a very interesting district and one of the more entertaining ones to watch for me during election season. Will the Blue Bloods rally behind Peacock? Will it be a classic war between Caddo Parish Republicans and Bossier Parish Republicans? What role will the Democrats play and do they have an opportunity here. Sometimes parts of this District have a sort of "progressive element" so who knows. Though that would be a uphill struggle.

For now my money is on Rep Jane Smith but it is still very early.

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