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LSU, LaPolitics to Oversee John Maginnis Scholarship Fund

The widow of legendary Louisiana political writer John Maginnis has endowed a scholarship in his name at the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU, which Maginnis …

Faced With Age Restrictions, Some Judges May Run Anyway

Faced With Age Restrictions, Some Judges May Run Anyway

Attorneys, judges and others interviewed by LaPolitics expect 15 to 20 district judge races this year. Many of the seats, which carry with them six-year terms, are opening up …

Dardenne Brings in National Team for Governor

Dardenne Brings in National Team for Governor

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, for his planned run for governor, will have a team of new faces surrounding him next year, many with national experience. George Kennedy, Dardenne's …

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Landrieu and Cassidy Runoff Scenarios

Hover over the data points on the chart to view details. Links to each poll are below. Open primary polls were not included in this chart. Latest …

Edwin Edwards Reveals Personal Income for Campaign

As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in …

Senate Race Becomes Louisiana’s Most Expensive

Senate Race Becomes Louisiana’s Most Expensive

If you’re already growing weary of seeing all of those television ads about Louisiana’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race, then you’ll take little comfort in learning that …

NOLA Rep Looking at Senate Race

NOLA Rep Looking at Senate Race

In the event that term-limited Sen. Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, qualifies this fall for the open seat in House District 97, as expected, then friends of Rep. Wesley Bishop, …

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Lawmakers Ask Court to Weigh In On Common Core

A group of 17 legislators filed for an injunction in the 19th Judicial District Monday afternoon in an effort to create yet another legal roadblock for Common Core standards …

Going Negative: Know How to Give … And Receive

This feature first appeared in Issue 987 of LaPolitics Weekly on June 26, 2014. Wish you would have read it then? Subscribe now! …

Testing the Tea: Maness Campaign Fully Steeped in Senate Race

Testing the Tea: Maness Campaign Fully Steeped in Senate Race

While his campaign for the U.S. Senate has so far been defined by money and endorsements from national tea party groups, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness of Mandeville could …

Hollis Withdraws From U.S. Senate Race

Hollis Withdraws From U.S. Senate Race

Republican state Rep. Paul Hollis is dropping out of the U.S. Senate race. In an email to supporters Monday morning, Hollis said: "After prayer and thoughtful …

Statewides Enjoy High Favorables, Low Negatives

According to results from the annual spring survey conducted by Southern Media and Opinion Research and released recently to LaPolitics, Louisiana's treasurer, secretary of …

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ALFORD: Lawmakers Should Kick Open Closed Committee Doors

The Louisiana Legislature has made great strides in terms of access and the legislative process. Reporters get front-row seats during hearings before standing committees and …

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