THE RETURN OF RUDY

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has cut a robocall for Josh Guillory’s campaign against incumbent Congressman Clay Higgins in the 3rd District. The support of Giuliani, who appeared at a fundraiser for Guillory earlier this year, is in direct conflict with his current legal client, President Donald Trump, who has instead fully endorsed […]

MJR ESSAY: THE TOWN THAT WATER BUILT

It’s safe to say that there’s no municipality in Louisiana quite like Abita Springs. Nestled among leafy oaks and tall pines in St. Tammany Parish, the town of nearly 2,500 residents is famous for two things: beer and water. Abita has always marched to its own funky beat, perhaps being more in-tune with New Orleans […]

LEGISLATIVE WATCHLIST

— SD25/MORRISH/OPEN: Rep. Mark Abraham has hit the ground running, and one of his latest fundraising invites tells the whole story. Subscribers connected to the campaign say the vast majority of those listed as co-hosts on this invite (here’s the front side, too) have each committed to a $1,000 or $2,500 contribution. By the end […]

AMENDMENT THOUGHTS

— There are six amendments on the November ballot and a local option initiative, on the parish level. (Think video poker, only this time it’s sports betting.) — The noisiest amendment has been No. 2, which requires unanimous verdicts in all felony cases. By far the most money has gravitated to this proposal, by interests […]

FIELD NOTES!

— Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser recently announced on his campaign website this week that two kickoff events collectively yielded $500,000 for his efforts. — ICYMI: The Advocate’s Will Sentell: “While Gov. John Bel Edwards has proposed a $1,000 pay raise for public school teachers, early battle lines started forming Wednesday on whether the increase should […]

THEY SAID IT!

“Yes, it appears there is collusion.” —James Carville, on the suspicious targeting call against LSU’s Devin White, in The Advocate “This is the only collusion of which I agree with @JamesCarville.” —AG Jeff Landry, responding to Carville, on Twitter “If I run I’ll win.” —U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, on running for governor, on WVLA “Fierce […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates October 23, 2018 — Issue No. 162 By Mitch Rabalais (mitch@lapolitics.com) & Jeremy Alford (jja@lapolitics.com) SO SAYETH THE LOUISIANA KENNEDY The junior senator speaks (sorta) Plus Abraham buying big A bare-bones memo from the home team TO: All the Trackers out there FR: LaPolitics HQ RE: Fear & […]

ISSUE 1179

*** SPECIAL #LALEGE EDITION ***  LaPolitics Weekly October 18, 2018 — Issue 1,179 By Jeremy Alford, Mary Burleigh & Mitch Rabalais THE WATCHLIST You want #lalege races? Because we’ve got #lalege races. More than two dozen! It’s time to update LaPolitics’ Legislative Watchlist. In a big way. We’ve got more than two dozen uploads for […]

THE WATCHLIST

It’s time to update LaPolitics’ Legislative Watchlist. In a big way. We’ve got more than two dozen uploads for you below, all of which are new to the Watchlist. You know how it goes at this point in the cycle. Lobbyists are timid, candidates are shy and it’s like pulling teeth to get a real […]

FIELD NOTES!

— Rep. Julie Stokes is out with her first ad in the race for secretary of state. The 30 second spot starts with a young Stokes, who has a Reagan-Bush ’84 poster and picture of President Reagan prominently featured on her bedroom wall. It proceeds to highlight her career both as a CPA and state […]