February 9th, 2008
09:35 AM ET
7 years ago

Candidates hit the road to prepare for weekend primaries, caucuses

 Voters in five states and three territories will hold contests this weekend.
Voters in five states and three territories will hold contests this weekend.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Louisiana, a state physically and economically damaged by Hurricane Katrina, could be a key political state this year - something not lost on both Democratic campaigns as they drum up last-minute votes.

"If you look at Louisiana the last two elections, if we'd gone the other way in either election, George Bush wouldn't be president," said Clancy Dubos, a columnist with the Gambit Weekly - an alternative newspaper in the state.

For residents in Louisiana, their choice in a candidate will be largely based not only on national issues such as the economy and health care, but also rebuilding efforts in the hurricane-stricken area.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Charlotte

    Louisiana voters, ask youselves where was Obama in the aftermath of Katrina? Why is he just now there,now that he wants your vote and will use your suffering to futher his career?

    February 9, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. Dems for Jesus

    REMEMBER...

    It's not Hillary vs Obama...

    It's Dems vs the Evil Republicans!

    GO OBAMA!

    GO HILLARY!

    We SHALL overcome!

    February 9, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  3. gene

    I am a HIllary Clinton supporter, who lives in Texas and knows a little about Louisiana. I would be very surprised if Hillary could hold him to 60% of the vote. They are great people and I worked in Louisian several years. The democratic party has a very large content and might vote their pride rather then qualification. Three of the major cities, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Sheveport has the highest numbers.

    February 9, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  4. d.

    YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'M FROM LOUISIANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 9, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  5. Charlotte

    Obama is predicting a double diget win in Louisiana. I think the people of Louisiana are smarter then he gives them credit for. They need more then charisma, they need Hillary Clinton.

    February 9, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  6. California Voter

    Go Hillary! Ladies young and old get out and vote. Apparently, mean favor Obama so we need all of your votes.

    February 9, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  7. Zein

    I Hope they see the only Light Is Obama .
    I love Hillary but when i see it all Hillary cant beat the repubs .
    She is a tough lady by words but when you pile up and stock up her negativity she is a soft lady at the end of the day .
    Clinton's record only speaks for itself.

    The Choice is Obama. Obama's race makes him not an easy one to target . Look at how bill targeted Him in SC and They lost greatly .
    America Black , White, hispanics, Asians we are One.
    YES TO CHANGE .
    Obama 08.
    We love you all .

    February 9, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  8. franklee

    Obama is very mean, rude, corrupt, shameless person. He is a divider rather than uniter .

    He has been playing race card(Now he got he wanted, almost all African-Americans vote for him in every state), and playing games of JFK, MLK, Regan, Kerry, now Ted Kennedy..

    What next? Bush? YES.

    Indeed He is another inexperienced, divisive BUSH, we American DO NOT want suffer from Obama, and we should block the his way to White House!

    Shame Obama!

    February 9, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  9. CHERYL

    WITH HILLARY'S PAST IN HELPING THE LESS FORTUNATE AND CHILDREN SHE IS THE RIGHT CANDIDATE! SHE IS A WORK HORSE! SHE WILL ROLL UP HER SLEEVES AND GET STARTED ON DAY ONE!!!!! SHE HAS THE EXPERIENCE AND DESIRE TO SEE THESE PEOPLE HAVE A BETTER LIFE!!!! SHE IS ALSO BETTER PREPARED TO FIGHT THE REPUBLICANS BECAUSE IF WE END UP WITH ONE OF THEM THEY WILL DO NOTHING! LOOK AT THE PAST! MY CONFIDENCE IS WITH HILLARY! I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS WHY PEOPLE OVERWHELMINGLY VOTED FOR HER ON SUPER TUESDAY! GO HILLARY!

    February 9, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  10. Clinton a proven winner!

    Of the states won during the Super Tuesday primary, only Hillary Clinton won the states that are on the road to the White House. Senator Obama won some states that are red and will stay that way. In the states Senator Clinton won she also beat the Republicans.....so....go Hillary!

    No matter what the survey says – Hillary CLinton can beat McCain – she knows the economy and he too has his own chest of crap!

    February 9, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |