The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates

The Tuesday Tracker Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates November 13, 2018 Issue No. 165 By Mitch Rabalais (mitch@lapolitics.com) & Jeremy Alford (jja@lapolitics.com) Thoughts of Poultry Will Replace Us Next Week As longtime readers already know, next week’s annual Thanksgiving festivities will prevent us from publishing The Tuesday Tracker and LaPolitics Weekly. It’s a tradition around these […]

ISSUE 1182

LaPolitics Weekly — November 8, 2018 — Issue 1,182 By Jeremy Alford, Mitch Rabalais & Mary Burleigh 48 Hours Later _____ What we saw, what still matters and what never did _____ The Big Takeaway: 2018 primary kicked off 2019 cycle BALLOT-TOPPER: THE SOS BREAKDOWN — If you’re looking for the number that signals smooth […]

BALLOT-TOPPER: THE SOS BREAKDOWN

— If you’re looking for the number that signals smooth sailing for SOS Kyle Ardoin, here it is: 907,000. That’s how many votes the six Republican candidates received collectively. The two Democrats, including runoff opponent Gwen Collins-Greenup, received 528,000 votes combined. — It was the year of the woman on the federal level this cycle, […]

THE REST FROM THE MARQUEE

— Are you a supporter of another constitutional convention? Then here’s some relatively bad news, depending on your perspective. Voters overwhelmingly approved six constitutional amendments with an yea vote range of 56 percent to 72 percent. As long as the voting public is content with incrementally crafting fundamental law via amendments, momentum will be difficult […]

TEAM JBE & OUROBOROS, BURRO-STYLE

Could Democratic control of the U.S. House lead to trouble for Louisiana’s Democratic governor in 2019? While Gov. John Bel Edwards’ re-election bid looks strong, the blue wave on Capitol Hill will likely be more trick than treat for the team from Tangi. Let’s play every strategists favorite game — “What If?” So… What if […]

VOTING IS COOL AGAIN

— Turnout exceeded expectations and topped 48 percent Tuesday, following a mild 30 percent to 35 percent forecast from the SOS. — Some models, however, saw the spike coming. For example, last Thursday, Nov. 1, the internal tabulations from the Baton Rouge-based firm of Ourso Beychok estimated a potential window of 46.44 percent to 50.67 […]

#LALEGE WRAP

— As noted above, Julie Stokes and Rick Edmonds, two of the eight state reps who were on the Tuesday ballot seeking other jobs, were defeated. — That meant big wins for the other six, including Sen.-elect Bob Hengens (HD47), District Judge-elect Chris Hazel (HD27), District Judge-elect Marcus Hunter (HD17), Pointe Coupee Parish President-elect Major […]

BOB GOES OLD SCHOOL

Rep. Bob Hengens had his signs and t-shirts ready to go before the seat in Senate District 26 was even cold. But that was only because the senator-elect knew he was going to have to win the hard way, which he managed with 60 percent of the vote Tuesday evening. Long before he qualified, Hensgens […]

EVERY VOTE MATTERS

— As noted above, the House District 90 runoff came down to five votes. — In Junction City, Republican Toby Wilson missed the runoff for alderman by three votes. — Kristy Miller missed a Basile alderman runoff by seven votes. — Arnaudville’s mayorship was decided by seven votes as well. — Thirty-nine votes forced Joey […]

SHERIFFS & PARTY ANIMALS

— In the race for sheriff in St. Mary Parish, three of the top four finishers had no party affiliations, including one of the runoff contenders. Scott Anslum (no party/34 percent) will face Blaise W. Smith (Democrat/ 23 percent). — In the state’s other race for sheriff in DeSoto Parish, Jayson Richardson (no party/62 percent) […]