The announcement one year ago by President Barack Obama that the United States was re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba brought hope to many American businessmen about new opportunities in the nearby country.
But an educational trip taken to Cuba last month by 100 Louisiana business and political leaders, including La. Sen. Sharon Hewitt (R-Sli.), makes it clear those economic opportunities are still far off.
Sharon Hewitt's successful run for the State Senate seat in District 1 was, by her own account, exciting, frustrating, eye-opening and all in all, a lot of fun.
Her opponents, initially the incumbent A.G. Crowe before he dropped out of the race, and then former legislator Pete Schneider, made a great deal of Hewitt being a former PTA mom.
The title, some would consider a deficit.
Hewitt wore with pride and won the senate seat.
United States Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. announced his endorsement today of Sharon Hewitt for the Louisiana State Senate.