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Is Judge Jeff Hughes Married?

While his mailer disguised to look like a newspaper talks a lot about traditional marriage, it does not appear the judge himself is married.

In 8 pages that cover his life in enormous detail, all the way back to his high school achievements (because for some reason we need to know he was MVP of his all white high school basketball team) and information about him marrying other people, there is no mention of Hughes being married himself.

There are 16 pictures of Hughes within the mailer. None of them are with a wife. There is a family picture with extended family instead. Given how hard the mailer pushes the view of Hughes as wholesome, traditional, “leave it to beaver”-esque, undoubtedly if he had a wife there would be a giant picture of the two of them looking very traditional on the front page.

Full Coverage of Hughes and the District 5 race here.

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My Coverage of the Louisiana Supreme Court District 5 Runoff and Jeff Hughes’ Fake Newspaper

First, I laid out how important of a decision faces voters on December 8th.

The Hughes- Guidry runoff will determine the direction of the Louisiana State Supreme Court. With Jindal’s voucher agenda being challenged and possibly headed that way, it seems crucial for the future of the state’s public education that Jindal endorsed Hughes not win.

Today I got in the mail a fake newspaper from the Hughes campaign. It is a bit amusing to me that I received it as I live in an overwhelmingly blue precinct so it seemed a bit wasteful to be sending out mailers to our precinct but Hughes’ campaign is very well funded so I guess they can afford to chase the couple dozen votes they may be able to get in the precinct.

The fake newspaper was full of fear mongering about liberals, some obvious race baiting, a strangely large number of pictures of Hughes, and a huge list of bio information about him that has nothing to do with his ability to serve on the court. The most important tidbit is that he strongly admires the decisions of Justice Thomas which to me is a resounding reason to not vote for him.

I uploaded the entire mailer to be viewed and have a separate discussion up for each of the pages.

View the whole mailer here. 

Read about the front page here. 

Page two here. 

Page three here. 

Page four here. 

Page five here.

Page six here. 

Page seven here.

Lastly page eight here. 

Update: I noticed people were searching whether Hughes was married so I posted about that here. 

Jeff Hughes Supreme Court Fake Newspaper Mailer- Page Eight

View the whole mailer here. 

Read about the front page here.   Page two here.  Page three here.  Page four here.  Page five here. Page six here.  Page seven here. 

The last page of the fake paper finishes with the conclusion to two earlier “articles” and a statement bragging about Hughes performing weddings.

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Jeff Hughes Supreme Court Fake Newspaper Mailer- Page Seven

View the whole mailer here. 

Read about the front page here.   Page two here.  Page three here.  Page four here.  Page five here. Page six here. 

Page seven focuses on Hughes’ endorsements. It has three new “articles” as well as the conclusion to one of the front page articles. It also has a picture of a tea party rally, Jindal, an elephant, and a drum. Not sure how the drum signifies the tea party but oh well.

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Jeff Hughes Supreme Court Fake Newspaper Mailer- Page Six

View the whole mailer here. 

Read about the front page here.   Page two here.  Page three here.  Page four here.  Page five here.

Page six features the headline “Hughes’ Election Would Give Republicans A Majority on Supreme Court for 1st Time.”

The bottom section of the page is another resume style box for Hughes listing his education, his love of hunting and fishing, his church membership, and his career background.

The top section of the page is much more interesting.

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Jeff Hughes Supreme Court Fake Newspaper Mailer- Page Five

View the whole mailer here. 

Read about the front page here.   Page two here.  Page three here.  Page four here. 

On page four, there are four more pictures of Hughes along with two “articles” about his appeals court experience and Hughes answers to a set of questions sent him by the GOP.

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Jeff Hughes Supreme Court Fake Newspaper Mailer- Page Four

View the whole mailer here. 

Read about the front page here.   Page two here.  Page three here. 

Along with two more pictures of Hughes, this page features three “articles” Read the rest of this entry »

Jeff Hughes Supreme Court Fake Newspaper Mailer- Page Three

View the whole mailer here. 

Read about the front page here.   Page two here. 

The third page is labeled with headlines bragging about Hughes’ academic and athletic achievements. In high school. It also features another two pictures of Hughes and a box proclaiming a expectation of low voter turn-out.

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Jeff Hughes Supreme Court Fake Newspaper Mailer- Page Two

Whole mailer is visible here. 

Page one is covered here. 

The second page of the mailer is dominated by a picture of Hughes labeled “Leave it to beaver” and a picture of him on an the Denham Springs High basketball team.

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Jeff Hughes Louisiana Supreme Court Fake Newspaper Mailer Front Page

If you want to see the Jeff Hughes State Supreme Court fake newspaper mailer I scanned, you can view the whole thing here. 

The “paper” is labeled Louisiana Judicial Report. It is a publication of the Hughes campaign but with the Louisiana state seal in the top right corner it is trying pretty hard to look like an actual report and not a campaign mailer.

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Jeff Hughes Supreme Court Mailer- Fake Newspaper

I got this fake newspaper for the Jeff Hughes Louisiana State Supreme Court campaign. I decided that since I wanted to write about it I would scan the whole thing. My scanner could only scan half of each page at a time so I had to reassemble them, sorry about the lines in the middle.

Articles about it to come. Whole mailer visible after the cut.  Read the rest of this entry »

Louisiana District 5 State Supreme Court Election- Hughes v Guidry

On Saturday December 8th, voters in an eight parish district will be choosing a new state supreme court justice. The new justice will be replacing Democrat Kitty Kimball. 

There was a very broad primary field and for the run-off it is down to Jeff Hughes and John Michael Guidry.

Republican Jeff Hughes has a lot more money in his official campaign funds, $289k versus Guidry’s $94k. He also has the endorsement of Jindal. Hughes also has massive financial support from the “Citizens for Clean Water and Land PAC.” The PAC just came into existence and Hughes is the only candidate it has supported suggesting it is likely it exists primarily for the purpose of supporting him. If Guidry wins, he will be overcoming the always difficult cash gap.

And I hope he wins. Not just to keep “pro-life, pro-gun, pro-traditional marriage” Hughes from inflicting anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-reasonable gun regulation politics on to the court, but also because of a specific case.

In matters pertaining to the state constitution, the state supreme court is the final word.  Recently a judge ruled Jindal’s education “reforms” to be in violation of the state constitution. 

This is a huge victory for people who don’t want to see public education gutted to funnel money into voucher schools that teach dinosaurs and humans lived together, slave masters were really nice, the kkk did good stuff, the great depression was no big deal, and abstract math is an affront to God. It is also a huge blow to Jindal’s obvious fantasy of running for president in 2016.

It is not over though and I suspect the case will make its way up to the Louisiana Supreme Court. Jindal endorsed Hughes. I don’t want him hearing this case which makes Guidry’s election so very important.

Update: Read more here