They Said It!

“As we say in Louisiana, you’re as mean as a mama wasp.” —U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, to Attorney General nominee Bill Barr, on CNN  “There’s a lot of pressure on me. I don’t want to miss now.” —Gov. John Bel Edwards, on his mass attendance streak, on Ask the Governor  “I’ve never been one to […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates

The Tuesday Tracker,Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates January 15, 2019 – Issue No. 171 By Mitch Rabalais (mitch@lapolitics.com) & Jeremy Alford (jja@lapolitics.com) ROLL CALL: John Fleming may make gubernatorial bid… Alan Seabaugh on backing away… John Alario & LaToya Cantrell were spotted… Your political history lesson is all about tracking Donald Trump… The Saints & the […]

ISSUE 1188

Issue 1188 (01.10.19) By JEREMY ALFORD & MITCH RABALAIS Welcome to the Year of the Pig If you’re one to dip into the mystic, then you may already know the tendrils of Chinese astrology have crafted quite a promise for our next round of 12 merry months. The calendar year of 2019 is the Year […]

WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE PIG

If you’re one to dip into the mystic, then you may already know the tendrils of Chinese astrology have crafted quite a promise for our next round of 12 merry months. The calendar year of 2019 is the Year of the Pig, which is supposedly prime time for investors (we’re looking at you, Donor Class) […]

GAVEL 2020: The Hustle In The House

If you’re a political professional, you simply can’t allow one of the 2020 legislate leadership races to publicly become a priority. Inside the rails, decision-makers have traditionally preferred quieter races, but the Year of the Pig has other things in mind. Here’s a recap of the developing money race: Rep. Stuart Bishop officially running for […]

HEWITT DECISION COMING SOON

Sen. Sharon Hewitt told LaPolitics that she will make a final decision (and announcement) about running for governor within the next few weeks. Hewitt, an engineer by trade, said it’s all about heart — and numbers.“We’re still looking at all of the data to see if there is a path to victory,” she said.  She’s […]

FOLLOWUP: The Deal With The Dean

We pondered in a recent LaPolitics item (12.20.18/“Oh, Dean, Where Art Though”) who might emerge next term as dean of the House, which is assigned to the body’s longest serving member, who in turn gets to say he or she holds the title while occasionally chairing the committee of the whole.  “As of now it’s […]

NEW POLITICAL TEAM AT LABI

After playing more local than ever in 2018, LABI is transitioning into the Pig Cycle of 2019 by repositioning key staffers and adding new resources to its political operations. The most noticeable change comes courtesy of data guru John Diez, who’s making his lance free again by trading in his title as political director for […]

WATCHLIST: Maness & Harris Out, Sheriff Britt Maybe

SD11/DONAHUE/OPEN: While former Rep. Tim Burns is taking a look at returning to Baton Rouge, Rep. Reid Falconer has made it official and entered the contest. Former Louisiana Republican Party Executive Director and radio host Jeff Crouere says that he is still considering the race, while retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness will be staying […]

FIELD NOTES!

President Donald Trump will be in New Orleans Monday to appear at the American Farm Bureau’s centennial celebration.  Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will be speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club during their weekly Monday luncheon.  Both of Louisiana’s U.S. senators, Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, are partnering with three other colleagues to co-sponsor the […]