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 […]

Weekly Lampoon

Weekly Lampoon

  This cartoon first appeared in Issue 999 of LaPolitics Weekly on Oct. 9, 2014. Wish you would have read it then? Subscribe now!

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 […]

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 near future and raising money for his federal accounts. As the ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, sources close […]

Mayo, McAllister Lead in New Poll

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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 5th District. Conducted by Cygnal, a communications and campaign firm, it shows Mayo with 19 percent and McAllister trailing closely behind with 17 percent. “Duck Dynasty” kin Zach Dasher […]

 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 governor of Alaska and one-time vice presidential candidate, was in Crown Point recently attending a campaign event for retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, a Republican running for the […]

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 CBS/NYT/YouGov 9/20 – 10/1 47 41 13 +6 Cassidy PPP 9/25 – 9/28 48 45 7 +3 Cassidy CNN 9/22 – 9/25 […]