I guess The Advocate didn't get the memo. Their Sunday article on the Senate District 16 race mentioned Lee Domingue's "failed business venture" -- Winston Motorcars Inc. -- that ended up in bankruptcy after being accused of breach of contract. In doing so they took what had formerly been confined to LANewsLink and propelled it to the mainstream press.
Then yesterday The Advocate hit Domingue on his voting record, pointing out that he missed a special election to fill the seat for which he's now running.
So after two days of bad press Domingue played his ace in the hole -- Gov. Jindal's endorsement. The Advocate didn't play along. The article's second sentence reads:
Domingue, his family and his company have contributed $118,500 to Jindalís political campaigns, his transition committee and in post-election political support since 2006, according to records filed with the Louisiana Board of Ethics and the Federal Elections Commission.
So much for that.
Kudos to Marsha Shuler and Mark Ballard for being reporters instead of Domingue cheerleaders. At least there's one media outlet in this town covering this race objectively...