Perkins Discusses Congressional Race

(PAID SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) As reported by LaPolitics more than a month ago, Tony Perkins, the former state representative and director of the D.C.-based Family Research Council, could completely shift the dynamics of the developing 6th Congressional District race by entering the fray. But up until now, Perkins hasn’t publicly discussed his intentions. In an interview […]

Perkins Discusses Congressional Race

As reported by LaPolitics more than a month ago, Tony Perkins, the former state representative and director of the D.C.-based Family Research Council, could completely shift the dynamics of the developing 6th Congressional District race by entering the fray. But up until now, Perkins hasn’t publicly discussed his intentions. In an interview last week, he […]

Waguespack settles into new role at LABI

(PAID SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) After being on the job for just over a week, Stephen Waguespack sat down with LaPolitics for a brief interview to discuss how he’s transitioning as the new president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. What follows are excerpts from… (READ MORE)

Waguespack settles into new role at LABI

After being on the job for just over a week, Stephen Waguespack sat down with LaPolitics for a brief interview to discuss how he’s transitioning as the new president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.  What follows are excerpts from that interview. These comments, and more, will be part of a separate story […]

Retired general launches PR war against Vitter

With former Army Gen. Wesley Clark stumping away in his backyard today, U.S. Sen. David Vitter is defending his own stance on a federal cell phone subsidy program for low-income citizens. Clark, the one-time Democratic candidate for president, told LaPolitics Monday morning that Vitter has repeatedly mischaracterized the Lifeline program, which the former general said […]

BREAKING: Jindal wraps TV buy

Sources have confirmed to LaPolitics that Gov. Bobby Jindal and Co. have just concluded a statewide TV buy defending the governor’s stance on vouchers against the feds. Ads begin Monday.

Badon With a Badge?

After running for city-level elections several times and suffering defeats, Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, according to sources, is tinkering with the idea of running for sheriff in February. “I’m keeping my powder dry right now,” Badon said. “But if that’s what people want, we’ll see.” While not a candidate just yet, Badon certainly sounds […]

The Weekly Mini

Democrats Work for Runoff Spot Democrats believe they eventually can win the open 5th Congressional District seat in a runoff, but first one of their candidates has to make the cut in the primary, which is no sure thing. While there are two other Democrats in the 14-candidate field, state Rep. Robert Johnson of Marksville […]

The Western Front of Louisiana’s Newspaper War

(PAID SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) Almost three weeks after Baton Rouge Advocate publisher John Georges announced his paper would make a major expansion into Acadiana next year, Gannett Louisiana shifted its headquarters to Lafayette from Shreveport and named its… WANT THE REST OF STORY? SUBSCRIBE TO LaPOLITICS WEEKLY TODAY BY CLICKING HERE. ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER? LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT AND […]

Vacation Week: 5th District Road Trip

There is no issue next week, which is our traditional fall vacation. But talk about a “busman’s holiday.” LaPolitics will embark on a 5th District Road Trip, covering all 24 parishes and meeting the candidates in the 5th Congressional District. From Lecompte to Grambling to Rayville to Harrisonburg and onto Bogalusa. Imagine the fun. Subscribers […]