THEY SAID IT!

“I think the people who like me the least call me the most.” —Congressman Cedric Richmond, sitting in on a discussion panel with Congressman Garret Graves, during CABL’s annual meeting this week “I’m just surprised you called them ‘technical glitches.’” —Richmond, on Graves’ description of a House leadership clean-up bill that addresses recent federal tax […]

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ALERT: TO ALL VOTING ADULTS & PEOPLE WITH HEART CONDITIONS OR YOUNG CHILDREN…. THE SILLY SEASON IS UPON US… THERE IS NOWHERE TO RUN… YOU CANNOT HIDE… THERE ARE ONLY THINGS TO RUN FOR… & RUN FROM… GET YOUR BIG GIRL & BIG BOY PANTS READY… THIS IS NOT A DRILL… WELCOME TO THE 2019 […]

ISSUE 1184

LaPOLITICS WEEKLY By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais Issue 1,184 — November 29, 2018 SPOTLIGHT ON KENNEDY Just like he likes it… But maybe not how he planned it… Here’s why you definitely shouldn’t count him out… U.S. Sen. John Kennedy must be happier than a hound dog sitting on a porch chewing a catfish […]

SPOTLIGHT ON KENNEDY

Just like he likes it… But maybe not how he planned it… Here’s why you definitely shouldn’t count him out… U.S. Sen. John Kennedy must be happier than a hound dog sitting on a porch chewing a catfish head. The man is squeezing blood from a stone, and he’s making sure everyone in Capitoland is […]

Commissioner Vs. Commissioner

Former Insurance Commissioner Robert Wooley’s name won’t appear on a ballot again any time soon, but he will be a factor during the 2019 election season. Wooley, the Democratic commissioner from 2000 to 2006, has accepted a position as the general consultant to the still-developing campaign of Tim Temple of DeRidder, the president of Temptan. […]

Emboldened By Silence, Doc Hedges

Leave it to seasoned journalist Greg Hilburn of the USA Today Network of Louisiana Papers to pull it out of Congressman Ralph Abraham, his fellow north Louisianan. Then again, with JNK grabbing all of the ink down on Press Row, what else was Doc going to do? “If I had to make a decision today, […]

Change Comes To Team Rispone

Businessman and education activist Eddie Rispone, the only other announced candidate for governor besides the incumbent, returned to Baton Rouge this afternoon after a drop-in at the Republican Governors Association’s conference in Arizona. While Rispone is still planning to infuse his campaign with $5 million of his own cash, his first major fundraiser is slated […]

Firm Scoops Up Former JNK Aide

McGlinchey Stafford has expanded its government relations team with the hire of Jason Redmond, who previously served as deputy state treasurer for 15 years under U.S. Sen. John Kennedy. In his new role, Redmond will provide “non-legal strategy and consulting advice to lobbying clients nationwide,” according to Rudy Aguilar, McGlinchey Stafford’s managing member. It’s another […]

A Free-Free Field For Schroder

Less than a month after her surprising third-place finish in the race for secretary of state, Renée Fontenot-Free has joined the staff of Treasurer John Schroder. Her new position will as executive counsel. Free comes from Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office, where she was previously director of the Public Protection Division. Free has spent the […]

FIELD NOTES!

— Fundraiser Alert: In House District 48, candidate Ricky Gonsoulin has an event slotted for Thursday Dec. 13, in New Iberia. SEE THE INVITE (Got a fundraiser coming up? Let us know about it at news@LaPolitics.com) — The Times-Pic: “New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s inaugural budget will increase city spending by about $40 million next […]