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Whitney, Graves Up on TV in 6th

With a massive fundraising lead that his opponents admit they'll never catch up to, Garret Graves is finally spending some of it in a concentrated 45-day money dump leading up …

State Legislative Elections Already Taking Shape

State Legislative Elections Already Taking Shape

It's never too early to start thinking about next year's legislative races. After all, the potential candidates are already making moves and at least one special election …

McAllister, Wife Address Controversy in 1st Commercial

McAllister, Wife Address Controversy in First Commercial

Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, has released his first campaign commercial since being caught on camera kissing a married aide and it includes a brief commentary about …

Tax Study Members Hit the Books

Tax Study Members Hit the Books

When LSU economist and Revenue Estimating Conference member Jim Richardson conducted his first major tax study in 1987, he was pleased to discover it had a great shelf life. …

Parties Got Cash From Qualifying, Too

It costs $900 to qualify for the U.S. Senate, the most expensive this year on the Secretary of State's fee schedule. But not all of the money goes to the state. For example, …

November Turnout Forecasted at 45-50 Percent

Secretary of State Tom Schedler didn’t lose sight during qualifying of the true endgame coming in November and December. He said in an interview that the general election and …

LABI Boosting PACs, Targeting Races

LABI Boosting PACs, Targeting Races

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry oversees four PACs named for each cardinal point in the state. Individually they can provide a candidate with a $2,500 …

UPDATE: Former Revenue Official Joins Tax Firm

UPDATE: Former Revenue Official Joins Tax Firm

Jason DeCuir, who resigned last month from his post as the state Revenue Department’s executive counsel, has landed a position with a global tax services firm with offices in …

The Further Reddening of Louisiana

The Further Reddening of Louisiana

The Louisiana Family Forum has released its latest scorecard on the 2014 votes taken by state legislators. While it shows how legislators match up with the faith-based …

Maness Reaping Support From Outside Louisiana

Maness Reaping Support From Outside Louisiana

Operatives are wondering if U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness, a Republican from Mandeville, is being bankrolled largely by out-of-state entities.  In 2013 and the first and …

Ground Game, Turnout Could Decide Senate Race

Ground Game, Turnout Could Decide Senate Race

While hopes are high for turnout this fall, a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate suggests that Louisiana's midterm face-offs may amount to …

Boustany Eyes Future While Fielding Criticism

Boustany Eyes Future While Fielding Criticism    

As Congressman Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, eyes his next post of influence for the coming term, and with no serious re-election challenge as of yet, he's also continuing to …

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ALFORD: Louisiana May Need More Politicians

In a state where politics is theater, we may be running short on thespians. Candidates failed to sign up for 24 different races during qualifying in August, creating empty …

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