Landry Hosts Trump Hotel Event

While he didn’t have any bars located in elevators, Attorney General Jeff Landry did have a well- attended fundraiser at the Trump Hotel Wednesday evening. U.S. Sens. Mike Lee and John Kennedy, along with Minority Whip Steve Scalise, praised Landry in remarks to the crowd, with more than one speaker using the word “fearless.” For […]

Pharmacies Create Marijuana Association

A new trade association has been established in Baton Rouge to “advocate and support Louisiana’s new medical marijuana and plant based industry.” The Louisiana Association of Therapeutic Alternatives , or LATA, was formed by the nine marijuana pharmacies that are licensed to do business in Louisiana. “We needed to speak with one voice and work […]

Mann: No Predictions

Bob Mann, LSU professor and former political communications pro, said that he is shying away from making big forecasts in 2019 governor’s race. “I learned last time not to make any predictions,”he said during an interview for next week’s LaPolitics Report podcast. “I’ve never been happier to be wrong about something than I was about […]

The Most Expensive Ever?

By Sheridan Wall & Lauren Heffker – LSU Manship School News Service A growing number of Louisiana politicos, from pundits to donors, believe that the 2019 race for governor will be one of the most expensive ever waged on Louisiana soil. But how much will all that money matter? It matters a lot, said consultant […]

Delegation Download

— U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy will introduce legislation to use the forfeiture funds confiscated from drug cartels to fund construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy’s office says that the Bayou State’s junior senator will be introducing a whole set of immigration bills within the next few days. — […]

Field Notes!

— Speaker Taylor Barras, Appropriations Chair Cameron Henry and Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto will be having a bourbon tasting fundraiser tomorrow at the President Donald Trump’s downtown hotel. — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has been invited as the Republican speaker for Washington’s annual white-tie Gridiron dinner. — The Cook Political Report is out with […]

They Said It!

“I’ll be honest, I don’t know anyone who has interest in watching the game in our entire state.” —Gov. John Bel Edwards, on the Super Bowl, in USA Today “We don’t need an excuse to party in New Orleans.” —Edwards, on boycott parties, in USA Today “Every drunk in every bar in America looked up […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored by Harris, DeVille & Associates

The Tuesday Tracker,Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates January 29, 2019 – Issue No. 173 By Jeremy Alford (jja@lapolitics.com) & Mitch Rabalais (mitch@lapolitics.com) ROLL CALL Where things are suite at WMG…Can you say Gov. John Alario… Change comes to Louisiana’s congressional delegation… Russell Long & Betty Ford’s infamous dance… Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy have been spotted…Franklin […]

OPINION: Rabalais – Without Louisiana, The Modern NFL Would Not Exist

It has been four days since the Saints and Rams clashed in the Superdome. We’ve all seen the replays of that pass interference no-call countless times already. By this point, the painful image is just burned into our memories.  While much has been said this week about the relationship between the Who Dat Nation and […]

Issue 1190

Issue 1190 – January 24, 2019 By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais Staffed Up & Ready The three declared candidates for governor are still in the process of building out their respective staffs as January gives way to February, with the incumbent shouldering the additional burden of having to juggle personnel in his own administration. […]