FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2014
Maness Drafts Objections to Landrieu's Candidacy for District Attorney
Says "her periodic trips to Louisiana are the visits of a political tourist, not a true resident"
MADISONVILLE, LA - Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), the conservative, non-politician running for U.S. Senate to advance liberty, prosperity, and certainty, has submitted new information to the East Baton Rouge District Attorney concerning the real residency of Sen. Mary Landrieu.
"The Complaint I filed on Friday contains a wealth of facts demonstrating Landrieu's apparent intent to establish Washington, D.C., rather than Louisiana, as her home," Maness wrote. "The people of this State are entitled to have this issue publicly aired out in an impartial forum."
To that end, Maness submitted two documents to East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore:
- A Letter showing that the deadline for Moore to file an objection to Landrieu's candidacy is noon on today, September 2, and reasserting the evidence that warrants Moore's objection; and
- A draft Petition for Moore to expeditiously object to Landrieu's candidacy for failing to meet the qualifications of a Senate candidate and for failing to properly qualify as a candidate for Senate.
Maness said that he believes its important for a disinterested public official like Moore to ensure that Landrieu "not be permitted to stand for election if she does not meet even the minimum statutory requirements for holding office."
Maness also cited the case of Yolanda King, a judge from Orleans Parish presently being prosecuted for two felony charges based on concerns related to the home she claimed on her statement of candidacy.
"I believe that the law should be applied evenhandedly to all people, regardless of power, connections, or clout," Maness wrote. "It would be disturbing for one elected official to be prosecuted based on her statement of candidacy, while ignoring mounting evidence that undermines similar claims by another."
Maness first raised concerns about Senator Landrieu's residency on August 22 by submitting a letter to the Secretary of State with significant evidence showing that Senator Landrieu moved to and resides in Washington, D.C.
Then, on August 29, Maness filed complaints with the District Attorneys of East Baton Rouge, Orleans, St. Tammany, and Ouachita Parishes.