THEY SAID IT!

“I’ve expressed to the president that tweeting a little less wouldn’t cause brain damage.” —U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, on President Donald Trump’s social media, on CNN “With the exception of Israel, I trust every country in the Middle East as much as I trust gas station sushi.” —Kennedy, on foreign policy, on CNN “I don’t […]

The Tuesday Tracker Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates

October 16, 2018 — Issue No. 161 By Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com) & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) (Printable PDF) THREE-WEEK WARNING!THE CAMPAIGNING WILL BE TELEVISEDPUTIN VS. ARDOIN…RICK & SHARON… PLUS OTHER #LASOS STUFF…   “You know when the hottest political story going is the voting machines, there’s a problem.”That take on this year’s lone statewide election was offered up last week  […]

The WEDNESDAY Tracker, Sponsored By Harris DeVille & Associates

October 10, 2018 — Issue No. 160 By Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com) & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) RISPONE IS IN Fast Eddie & Gov. Edwards are first in line (No. Not that Fast Eddie & Gov. Edwards. We’re talking about the new Fast Eddie & Gov. Edwards) It’s official. There are now two declared candidates running for […]

ISSUE 1,177

It’s Quiet (Too Quiet) Sending out an SOS about the SOS Low-key race fixin’ to heat up By Jeremy Alford, Mitch Rabalais & Mary Burleigh There are a few signs here and there promoting the candidates for secretary of state, but not nearly enough to signal to voters that a statewide election is scheduled for […]

It’s Quiet (Too Quiet)

Sending out an SOS… …about the SOS Low-key race fixin’ to heat up There are a few signs here and there promoting the candidates for secretary of state, but not nearly enough to signal to voters that a statewide election is scheduled for Nov. 6. Labor Day has come and gone, too, and there’s not […]

“THE LAST ONE STANDING”

The Foster Campbell Q&A LaPolitics: Commissioner, we saw some fireworks at the last commission meeting over audits into electric co-ops. This is something you have strongly supported. Why do you think the PSC should be looking into co-ops?  Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell: Well, because co-ops…Well, first let me give you the history. Look, I’m […]

The Race In Alex

The race to succeed three-term Mayor Jacques Roy in Alexandria. Three candidates, Rep. Jeff Hall, Kay Michiels, Roy’s former chief operating officer and Catherine Davidson, a local attorney, have qualified. No matter who wins on Election Day, they will breaking a barrier, as Alexandria has never had a minority or female occupy the top job […]

Field Notes

— Staffing Changes for JBE: The governor’s office will be seeing some staff shuffling, as special assistant Micah Cormier moves into a new role as press secretary. Cormier will be taking up the new duties in addition to his current work as JBE’s “body man.” Speechwriter Lauren Leist will likewise be moving into an expanded role […]

They Said It 

“We’re about 99 percent certain that we’ll have a Trump. We’re just not sure which one.” —former State GOP Chair Roger Villere, on the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, in The Advocate  “I don’t think their mothers breast-fed them, I think they went right to raw meat.” —U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, on his Democratic colleagues, on […]