ELECTION RUMOR DU JOUR:

Bowser for Baton Rouge? You know him from the football field. You know him from the Capitol’s killing fields. But what about the next field for Red Stick mayor? Yeah, you heard that right. Political influencers in the Capital Region have been keeping rumors about Louisiana Chemical Association President Greg Bowser making a run for […]

HOUSE’S FISCAL DESIRES HAVEN’T YET FIZZLED

We’ve heard about the potential teacher pay raise, we’ve noticed the rumblings concerning the gas tax and we’re all ready for the possibility of another budget fight that boils down to principles rather than pennies. But they won’t be the only semi-semi-regular policy issues to resurface during next year’s regular session. During an interview with […]

#LALEGE LAST LOOK

Mailer adds drama to HD 90 race With only five days until voters head to the polls, the race to succeed former Rep. Greg Cromer in Louisiana’s lower chamber is heating up like bacon fat on the bottom of a giant cast-iron pot. The Slidell-area seat has drawn four candidates, including Mary DuBuission, Cromer’s former […]

THE WATCHLIST

— SD16/CLAITOR/OPEN: Dr. Beverly Brooks Thompson is the new candidate in the field having emerged from the ranks of Emerge, which has been recruiting women candidates statewide over the past few years. Likewise expected to make the race is Rep. Franklin Foil, considered to be the early favorite by locals.

FIELD NOTES!

— JBE and Kim K: Gov. John Bel Edwards will be traveling to Los Angeles in two weeks to participate in a national summit on criminal justice reform. Other panelists include Kim Kardashian, rapper Fab 5 Freddy, Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin and fellow governors Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Dannel Malloy of Connecticut. — […]

THEY SAID IT!

“It’s kind of like you’re in a strange room and you can’t find the light switch.” —Sen. Gerald Long, on a proposed St. Landry Parish airport project, in The Advocate “I think a lot of your south Louisiana parishes with a saint in the name tend to vote for gaming.” —Economist Greg Albrecht, on the […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates October 30, 2018 Issue No. 163 Special “BRUH!” Edition By: Mitch Rabalais (mitch@lapolitics.com) and Jeremy Alford (jja@lapolitics.com) JJA’s TURNOUT ABACUS SAYS… 28-30 PERCENT? OR MAYBE, LIKE, 30-35 PERCENT? I DON’T KNOW, BRUH… Anything is better than 13 percent, unless it’s actually less than 13 percent… But you already […]

ISSUE 1180

LaPolitics Weekly October 25, 2018 — Issue 1,180 By Jeremy Alford, Mitch Rabalais & Mary Burleigh HE’S BAAAACCK! JBE enters campaign mode with nods to last cycle It’s not as if political anthropologists needed more than a clock and a calendar to know as much, but Gov. John Bel Edwards has definitely transitioned into full […]

HE’S BAAAACCK!

JBE enters campaign mode with nods to last cycle It’s not as if political anthropologists needed more than a clock and a calendar to know as much, but Gov. John Bel Edwards has definitely transitioned into full campaign mode. With the clock slowly ticking down on 2019, Edwards has back-to-back fundraisers on his schedule for […]

GAS TAX, ANYONE?

Congressman Garret Graves was recently spotted filming a campaign commercial along the side of a crowded Interstate 10. The Sunshine Bridge has been shuttered, prompting near panic on the west side of the Mississippi River. The transportation committees are meeting at the Capitol. The governor is riding on cranes and holding press conferences. New reports […]