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    Campaign Evaluation: Rick Bond (State House, LA)

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    Candidate Name: Rick Bond
    Office Sought: State House
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    Candidate Profile: On the Issues
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    Race Profile: Competition & Demographics
    State: Louisiana
    District: 66
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    Relevant poll numbers: None.
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    What is proven: Rick Bond was a Ron Paul delegate in 2012. I supplied a link for that.

    There is no incumbent. There are three other "primary candidates" because Louisiana state races are jungle primaries. An Independent (and former Democratic spokesperson), a former Republican City Councillor (Darrell Ourso, out of office since 2008) and a current Republican City Councillor (Buddy Amoroso) whose district has virtually no overlap with the district in question. It's an incredibly Republican district, so a Republican WILL win.

    He's the son of a really well known physician in the area and the Vice President of the American Cancer Society of Greater Baton Rouge Leadership Council. He was endorsed by a MAJOR PAC called LABI recently.

    Economic issues--he spoke at a GOP forum where he strongly endorsed free markets. He majored in Economics. He also runs 3 businesses.
    Social issues--On his website he says he's pro-life, but is also involved in stem cell stuff (according to his bio), so it's safe to say he's not a whackjob in that regard. Constitutional issues--He's also a strong second amendment supporter as a lifetime member of the NRA--again, from his bio on the website.

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    Well defined policy positions would be nice. Linking him to groups like the NRA and Cancer groups doesn't tell us anything.

    Its nice that he was a Ron Paul guy though.
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    It's a balance between appeasing his supporters, appeasing the deep state and reaching his own goals.
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    William--I could give you personal testimony about his policy positions, but I suspect you guys want news reports and other objective measures (which I understand). Those will be in VERY short order for all four candidates in this race because it's a special election--policy issues just aren't going to come out much. The election only started two weeks ago and it'll basically finish 2 weeks from now.

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