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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 …

Gallot Gives Up Bid For Judgeship

Gallot Gives Up Bid For Judgeship

After roughly six months on the campaign trail, state Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, has withdrawn his candidacy for the open district judgeship in Lincoln and Union …

State Bar Backs Marijuana Reform

    Feeling that lawmakers were ignoring them, marijuana advocates held a rally at the State Capitol last month to gain traction for their chosen issue. …

EWE Movie Possible, Honeycutt Leaves AG

Honeycutt Leaves Caldwell, EWE Movie Possible

Two juicy angles in a single story emerged from the office of Attorney General Buddy Caldwell Wednesday afternoon: his communications director Leo Honeycutt is leaving his …

Senate Race Already Reaching Down to the Parish Level

Senate Race Already Reaching Down to the Parish Level 

While it may be too early to identify what the swing parishes will be in the developing U.S. Senate race, Republicans appear to be putting an early focus on St. Tammany and …

Assessing John’s White’s Future

Assessing John’s White’s Future

After months of going along to get along, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Education Superintendent John White have reached the beginning of what could be their final chapter together. …

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ALFORD: Threat of Being Irrelevant Unites Dems, GOP

You won’t get them to agree on policy issues like abortion or taxes. And you’re not going to convince them to support the same candidate for office. Stated plainly, there are …

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