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Recognizing the Baton Rouge Bulge

With the 2014 U.S. Senate race, East Baton Rouge Parish reinforced its status as a leading force in statewide Louisiana elections. EBR voters cast 131,389 ballots in the Dec. …

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The Party’s Over For EWE

  A day or two before Edwin Edwards reported to federal prison in 2002, he had lunch in Baton Rouge with his friend and attorney, Lewis Unglesby. The two men had a …

After 18 Years, Mary Landrieu Reaches The End of the Line

On Friday afternoon U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu stepped into the upstairs bar at a downtown Baton Rouge restaurant to raucous cheers from a group of about 100 supporters. Her …

JMC Polls Show GOP Sweep

According to a new poll released to LaPolitics, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s prospects for a fourth term are less than promising and the payroll scandal of her opponent was only …

Marijuana Issue Will Resurface

Marijuana Issue Will Resurface

After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on …

Drinking in Some Huey Long History

Drinking in Some Huey Long History

Even stranger than the Republican Party's decision to hold a "unity rally" last month for Congressman Bill Cassidy in a Baton Rouge bar, Huey's Bar, was the fact that the …

Vitter, Nungesser-Young Lead Early 2015 Poll

Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host. But that didn't stop the Metairie-based research firm Multi-Quest from …

VIDEO: Louisiana Runoff – A Blue State Turns Red

By Axel Gerdau (NYT)   Mary L. Landrieu, a three-term senator, is in the race of her career against the Republican Bill Cassidy as Louisiana voters head to the polls …

Business Shaping School Board Elections

Business Shaping School Board Elections

The business communities in East Baton Rouge Rouge, Jefferson and Lafayette parishes helped steer the primary school board elections in their own backyards during the primary …

Noticeable Turnover Expected on Local Levels

Noticeable Turnover Expected on Local Levels

Roughly 20 percent or more of the municipal officials elected this cycle will be new to their offices. "It could possibly be higher than that, based on what we saw last …

State Legislators Had Rough Time on November Ballot

State Legislators Had Rough Time on November Ballot

Of the eight state legislators who ran for other offices on the primary ballot this year, only two are leaving the Legislature for sure, another is facing a runoff and five …

Political Polling Locked Up During Louisiana’s Primary

Political Polling Locked Up During Louisiana’s Primary

A cornerstone of campaigning slowly came to a troubling halt during Louisiana’s primary election season for some candidates and campaigns. Why? Because more entities than …

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ALFORD: Busted Flat in Baton Rouge, Waiting For the Pain

There simply aren’t enough candy canes in the North Pole to sugarcoat the harsh reality that is the state’s finances, which are worsening with each passing month. Like Santa …

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