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State Lobbying Laws Get Passing Grade

Despite the perception some may have of lobbyists, those plying their trade in the Bayou State are publicly reporting what they spend and do so at a threshold that’s well …

Louisiana Could See $22 Million In Presidential Ads

Louisiana Could See $22 Million In Presidential Ads

Virginia-based media company Borrell Associates has released a report forecasting that political advertising in 2016 will eclipse $11.4 billion nationally, which is 20 percent …

Various Groups Poised To Play In BESE Races

Various Groups Poised To Play In BESE Races

The elections for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education around the state could become expensive if the slate of so-called reform candidates from 2011 face serious …

Gubernatorial Candidates Talk About Lieutenant Governor

Gubernatorial Candidates Talk About Lieutenant Governor

LaPolitics asked all four of the major gubernatorial candidates what role the next lieutenant governor would play in their administration if they were elected. They were …

Qualifying Dates Create Problems

There are only 44 days between the close of qualifying on Sept. 10 and the primary election on Oct. 24. That’s a little over six weeks to run a professional campaign knowing …

Self-Financing Becoming A Trend

Self-Financing Becoming A Trend This Election Cycle

It’s not unheard of to have a self-financed candidate in a major Louisiana campaign. But to see seven statewide candidates, including one incumbent and a regional …

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Vitter Campaign Goes Up On TV

    Luke Bolar, a spokesperson for the Vitter campaign, said the spot goes statewide Thursday. More specifics coming in tomorrow's issue of LaPolitics …

GOP Followup Endorsements Not Expected

Roger Villere, chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party, said it’s doubtful the party will endorse other statewide candidates for office in the wake of the big nod it doled …

Maness Eyes U.S. Senate Seat, Preps PAC

  After building a political career out of a novice run for the U.S. Senate last year, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness of Madisonville told LaPolitics he may be …

Sheriffs Deny Vitter On Early Endorsement 

After speaking to some personally and texting more, U.S. Sen. David Vitter was unable to convince enough sheriffs to issue an early endorsement for his gubernatorial campaign …

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ALFORD: Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Budget? 

With about a week to go until qualifying and roughly 50 days remaining before the primary ballot, Louisiana’s runaway train of a budget has divided the Bayou State’s political …

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