Turkey Talking, Fool! (Rick Ward & The Presidents)

In this week's episode of The Lowdown we're talking turkey, fool! And you better believe that Louisiana politicians, like Sen. Rick Ward, and …

They Said It

These were first published for subscribers to LaPolitics Weekly on Nov. 2 and Oct. 26, 2017. Wish you had read it then? Subscribe now! “The …

Sponsored: A Little Bit Beltway, A Little Bit Bayou

Paige Hensgens Hightower has the best of both worlds – a little bit Beltway and a little bit bayou. Her love for Capitol Hill and her heart for …

Four Reasons to be Thankful This Week

If you’re a longtime subscriber to LaPolitics Weekly, or if you’ve been with The Tuesday Tracker since the beginning, then you already know we have a …

JBE & DXC

Back home in Reilly’s Banana Republican, the governor’s comms shop whipped the press corps into a frenzy Sunday afternoon by sending out an advisory …

J-B-E, THE D-E-Ms & SOME P-D-A

There’s already a followup to our recent analysis about Gov. John Bel Edwards’ rising political stock among Democrats nationally. Check out this …

Happy Birthday, Trackers!

— Tuesday 11/14: Austin Stukins — Wednesday 11/15: Ryan Berni, Andy Kopplin, Matt Dardenne, Aaron Eggleston and Pam Bounds — Thursday 11/16: …

The Beltway Beat

— Congressman Steve Scalise honored his security detail saviors from the Congressional Baseball game practice shooting at the United States Capitol …

Political Chatter

— The AP’s Melinda Deslatte wrote these words about the Medicaid contract extensions on Joint Budget’s agenda Friday: “Despite pushback from Louisiana …

LOWDOWN VIDEO: 6 Rules For Negative Warfare

Politics can of course be a dirty business. But so can your job. And maybe even your life. To help you fade the heat, here are LaPolitics' six …

Sponsored: Why The Rural Hospital Coalition Is Important

More than half the hospitals in the United States are rural facilities. But, singularly, the institutions lack the voice of their larger counterparts …

Dedicated Funds Get Another Look

This story was first published for subscribers to LaPolitics Weekly on Oct. 19, 2017. Wish you would have read it then? Subscribe now! Starting …

Who Is Ken Brass?

  This story was first published for subscribers to LaPolitics Weekly on Oct. 19, 2017. Wish you would have read it then? Subscribe …

Another House Special Election

This story was first published for subscribers to LaPolitics Weekly on Oct. 19, 2017. Wish you would have read it then? Subscribe now! If this term …

Tough Night For Higgins, Richmond

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WELCOME TO THE RUNOFF

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Back Home in the Banana Republic…

Here’s the latest buzz, condensed: — A few folks in New Orleans and some Democrats are warning that the race for treasurer could be tighter than many …

Happy Birthday, Trackers!

— Tuesday 11/07: Rep. Randall Gaines, late Sen. Armand Brinkhaus (1935) and Stephanie Durand Robin — Wednesday 11/08: Late Gov. Henry Fuqua (1865) — …

The Beltway Beat

— U.S. Sen. John Kennedy: “If you try to design a more irrational immigration program than the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, you couldn’t do it. …

Political Chatter

— Congressman Cedric Richmond has endorsed Derrick Edwards for treasurer. — Sen. Neil Riser has endorsed former Rep. John Schroder for treasurer. — …

LaHistory: Zach Attack

The first week of November, as always, brings with it another Tracker-terrific look at Zachary Taylor — a reluctant president. It was 169 years ago …

PODCAST ROYALE: Edwards vs. Landry

Sen. Dan Claitor calls them “The Odd Couple.” Although he comically stops short of identifying who is Oscar Madison and who is Felix Unger. He’s …

LOWDOWN VIDEO: Top 10 Don’ts of Campaigning In Louisiana

There are a lot of things that candidates should never do while campaigning in Louisiana. From staffing and social media to fundraising and pesky …

National Interest Knocks For The Governor

While there might be a fair share of haters and doubters in Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ national fan club appears to be growing. Donors on …

Sponsored: Marrying A Heartfelt Cause

For most, finance may not seem like an endeavor of the heart. But, Natalie Domino Person is proof that marrying a heartfelt cause with well-honed …