The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored by Harris, DeVille & Associates

The Tuesday Tracker Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates By JEREMY ALFORD & MITCH RABALAIS February 19, 2019   |   Issue No. 176   |   |   @LaPoliticsNow   |  ROLL CALL An update on the campaign finance front… Jim Donelon is on the POD… HD66 candidate Morgan Lamandre talks about […]

POD: Donelon, Disco & the Dividends of Defeat

 In the latest episode of The LaPolitics Report podcast, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon sat down for an in-depth discussion that spanned his nearly 50-year career in Louisiana politics. During an entraining and reflective interview, Donelon dished on his political roots in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, and the role he played during the transformative period […]

Issue 1,193

Issue 1,193 – February 14, 2019 By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais Dollars & Question Marks Abraham’s ante, Gumbo coming to a boil Gov. John Bel Edwards might have the title, not to mention a well-armed, supportive super PAC. And businessman Eddie Rispone might have the (personal) money. But Congressman Ralph Abraham is the one […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored by Harris, DeVille & Associates

ROLL CALL St. Tammany emerges at center of gubernatorial campaign… John Gallagher talks 2019 municipal races… A look back at the legendary Ed Steimel…Steve Scalise and Eddie Rispone have been spotted…Staff shifts over at the Pelican Institute…Billy Nungesser is filling his war chest… Scalise and Cedric Richmond are working overtime… THE COUNTDOWN 11 days until […]

Issue 1192

Issue 1192 – February 7, 2019 By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais Keeping Their Powder Dry GOP wants to see movement in governor’s race While Democratic boosters in Louisiana are eager to double down on the candidacy of Gov. John Bel Edwards, Republican donors and conservative-minded associations are taking a wait-and-see approach. “We’re advising our […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored by Harris, DeVille & Associates

February 5, 2019 — Issue No. 174 By Jeremy Alford ( &  Mitch Rabalais ( ROLL CALL Gubernatorial campaigns are heating up… John Bel Edwards defends his record… Eddie Rispone goes on the offensive… Ralph Abraham seeks counsel… John Fleming & Sharon Hewitt are waiting in the wings… Bob Mann is on the POD…Clancy DuBos talks Jefferson and Crescent City politics… […]

Son of a Preacher Man: Bob Mann Speaks

For our latest episode of The LaPolitics Report podcast, longtime Bayou State politico and LSU professor Bob Mann sat down for an in-depth interview about his career in newsrooms, on Capitol Hill and in the classroom.  In an entertaining and revealing discussion, Mann spoke about his early political experiences (as a Republican, no less) and the path […]

Issue 1191 – Washington Mardi Gras

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais WMG 2019! A Candidate Invasion, Party-vators & 3,000 Politicos You may have fun back home at local Mardi Gras shindigs, but you’re probably not having full-bars-in- the-elevators fun. “They’re called party-vators,” said a laughing Laura MacDiarmid Ferrell, who manages government and public affairs for Cheniere Energy, which held its […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored by Harris, DeVille & Associates

The Tuesday Tracker,Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates January 29, 2019 – Issue No. 173 By Jeremy Alford ( & Mitch Rabalais ( ROLL CALL Where things are suite at WMG…Can you say Gov. John Alario… Change comes to Louisiana’s congressional delegation… Russell Long & Betty Ford’s infamous dance… Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy have been spotted…Franklin […]

CAPITOL GAINS: The Race for Commissioner

If there’s a sleeper race on the 2019 statewide ballot this fall, it could potentially be the election for insurance commissioner. Executive Tim Temple is in the contest and stopped by the Capitol recently to discuss his fundraising options and reflect on the campaign team he built. He also revealed a central campaign plank — […]