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 and they shaped campaign dialogues. The activism is continuing into the runoff as well. But the question moving forward, despite the various outcomes, is whether this is the beginning […]

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 spring,” said Ronnie Harris, executive director of the Louisiana Municipal Association, referring to a one-third turnover from the last municipal cycle. “That’s going to […]

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 others were handed defeats. Some, but not all, of the lawmakers are facing term limits, meaning they are prohibited from seeking re-election to the […]

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 ever, from inside and outside the state, were attempting to poll anything and everything ahead of the heated Nov. 4 primary. In a late-October interview, pollster John Scurich of Multi-Quest […]

Jindal, Vitter to Share Stage at Bar

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MEDIA ADVISORY: LAGOP Unity Rally What: LAGOP Unity Rally featuring special guest Sen. Rand Paul, Dr. Bill Cassidy, Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. David Vitter and Rep. Jeff Landry, along with Sen. Elbert Guillory, Rep. Paul Hollis, LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Garret Graves When: Monday, Nov. 10 – 12:30 p.m. CT Where: Huey’s Bar, […]

Landrieu Memo Touts Path to Victory

Landrieu Memo Touts Path to Victory

In a memorandum being circulated in D.C. and among top tier supporters, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign is outlining what they see as a path to victory. The entire memo can be viewed here. Republicans, meanwhile, have their own path to victory in the Senate runoff in December. And that includes unity. Congressman Bill Cassidy […]

Perkins Changes Mind, Backs Cassidy

Perkins Changes Mind, Backs Cassidy

After harping from the right that he wasn’t conservative enough or in line with stances from Evangelical Republicans, Congressman Bill Cassidy picked up the endorsement of faith activist Tony Perkins late Friday. Perkins previously endorsed retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, who ran third in the U.S. Senate primary. Perkins told The Hill Tuesday evening […]

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 […]

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