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 Polls Poll Dates Cassidy Landrieu Undecided Spread Suffolk/USA Today 10/23 – 10/26 48 41 11 +7 Cassidy Rasmussen 10/22 – 10/23 50 46 – +4 Cassidy CBS/NYT/YouGov 10/16 – […]

A Look Back at the Inaugural Issue of LaPolitics Weekly

Many of the same personalities we’re writing about today in LaPolitics Weekly were also in our pages 21 years ago, from Edwin Edwards to Mary Landrieu. In celebration of our 1,000th issue this month, we decided to take a very brief look back and republish the first issue. In 1993, we were reporting on Edwards’ […]

Local Politics in Plaquemines Parish

Local Politics in Plaquemines Parish

The battle to replace term-limited Plauqemines Parish President Billy Nungesser is finally taking shape as the primary election winds down, local politicos say. Jerry Hodnett is expected to make the runoff, although who he might face is still up in the air. He has a leg up in terms of fundraising and it’s widely believed […]

TO AMEND OR NOT?

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New Orleans Once Again Center of Landrieu Universe

New Orleans Once Again Center of Landrieu Universe

Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger earlier this month on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders. It sets the stage for what will be a memorable, if not downright nasty, ground game in New Orleans, home to […]

EWE Skipping TV

EWE Skipping TV

In his campaign to win the 6th Congressional District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards is losing the TV battle. He has yet to go on television with a paid commercial and told LaPolitics recently he’s unlikely to go up at all. “I’m probably not going to have any commercials,” he said. Given the amount of earned media he […]

Questionable if GOP Backs McAllister in Runoff

Questionable if GOP Backs McAllister in Runoff

Delivering stump speeches that roast Republican party officials may have finally caught up with Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz. The bad blood, however, dates back much further than the ongoing contest in the 5th Congressional District. GOP leaders backed McAllister’s opponent in last year’s special election, after the incumbent bucked Gov. Bobby Jindal’s stance on Medicaid […]

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 the state, though, before he gets to the Nov. 13 leadership elections, which shouldn’t be a problem. Roughly four months after being selected as whip, the […]

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, R-Chalmette, next year in House District 103. “Even though that bill failed, lawyers around here and from New Orleans are still really mad about it,” said a local politico. […]

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, quite a bit. According to the cable network’s story, the National Football League, headquartered in Manhattan, doesn’t directly pay taxes, although it does cough […]