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Scalise Running in Two Elections

Scalise Running in Two Elections

Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, is running in elections in Louisiana's 1st Congressional District and in the nation's House. He has to get past the Nov. 4 ballot in …

Eyeing St. Bernard, Washington House Seats

Eyeing St. Bernard, Washington House Seats 

Trial lawyers, unhappy with his push to lower the state's highest-in-the-nation jury threshold, are said to be actively recruiting candidates to run against Rep. Ray Garofalo, …

The Saints and Taxes

The Saints and Taxes

What do Russell Long, Hale Boggs and the New Orleans Saints have to do with the NFL's comfortable federal tax status? Based on a bit of research conducted by CNN recently, …

Vitter Hasn’t Forgotten About the Senate

Vitter Hasn’t Forgotten About the Senate

While he may be focused on running for governor in 2015, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie hasn't lost sight of his gig in D.C., which includes a possible chairmanship in the …

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Mayo, McAllister Lead in New Poll

A poll obtained by The Ouachita Citizen shows Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, a Democrat, and incumbent Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, still leading the primary field in the …

 Palin, Matalin Influencing Louisiana Races

Two of the most recognizable women in Republican politics, Sarah Palin and Mary Matalin, have been heavily involved in Louisiana’s current election cycle. Palin, the former …

U.S. Senate Race Polling Update

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 …

Candidates in 5th District Seek Regional Advantages

Candidates in 5th District Seek Regional Advantages

Contenders in the 5th Congressional District are eyeing its southern end with interest, around the Florida Parishes region. Politicos expect the area to be influential in this …

National Dems Expected to Ignore Edwards Campaign

Even though the Louisiana Democratic Party has thrown its support behind former Gov. Edwin Edwards' congressional bid, national Democrats are not expected to follow suit. The …

Constitutional Amendment Battle Moving to Airwaves

Constitutional Amendment Battle Moving to Airwaves

The Louisiana Hospital Association, Louisiana Nursing Home Association, Louisiana Pharmacists Association, ambulance providers and intermediate care facilities are pooling …

Payday Loan Issue Being Resurrected

Payday Loan Issue Being Resurrected

After failing to pass reform legislation aimed at the payday loan industry last year, Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, said he is considering bringing a bill again but is still on …

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 …

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ALFORD: Inside David Vitter’s Playbook

Anyone who has served as governor will tell you it’s not enough to simply be elected. To truly run a state like Louisiana, a governor needs a strong political infrastructure …

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