Politics & Perspective: A Texas Mudslide (Courtesy of Three Looziana Consultants)

Some elections you never forget, like the 1991 gubernatorial race between Edwin Edwards and David Duke, when voters were asked to support the “crook” over the former klansman, respectively.   Now, if you’re steeped in Texas politics, “That Race” is probably the 1990 governor’s election, which represented a last hurrah for Lone Star Democrats as […]

The Tuesday Tracker, Sponsored by Harris, DeVille & Associates

The Tuesday Tracker Sponsored By Harris, DeVille & Associates By JEREMY ALFORD & MITCH RABALAIS February 19, 2019   |   Issue No. 176   |   JJA@LaPolitics.com   |   @LaPoliticsNow   |   www.LaPolitics.com  ROLL CALL An update on the campaign finance front… Jim Donelon is on the POD… HD66 candidate Morgan Lamandre talks about […]

POD: Donelon, Disco & the Dividends of Defeat

 In the latest episode of The LaPolitics Report podcast, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon sat down for an in-depth discussion that spanned his nearly 50-year career in Louisiana politics. During an entraining and reflective interview, Donelon dished on his political roots in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, and the role he played during the transformative period […]

Issue 1,193

Issue 1,193 – February 14, 2019 By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais Dollars & Question Marks Abraham’s ante, Gumbo coming to a boil Gov. John Bel Edwards might have the title, not to mention a well-armed, supportive super PAC. And businessman Eddie Rispone might have the (personal) money. But Congressman Ralph Abraham is the one […]

Dollars and Question Marks

Abraham’s ante, Gumbo coming to a boil Gov. John Bel Edwards might have the title, not to mention a well-armed, supportive super PAC. And businessman Eddie Rispone might have the (personal) money. But Congressman Ralph Abraham is the one getting all of the attention, particularly with a key campaign finance document due to the Ethics […]

Local Officials Oppose Tax Collections

With the Legislature’s regular session less than two months away, the LMA, Police Jury Association, School Boards Association, District Attorneys’ Association and Sheriffs Association are preparing to oppose bills that would move sales tax collecting authority to the state government from parishes and municipalities.  “It is no secret that there will be legislation proposing state […]

That Special Feeling

Four of the seven special elections slated for next Saturday have only two candidates running, which means that new pack of legislators will be elected on Feb. 23.  Here is the rundown:  — In HD12, the seat vacated by former Rep. Rob Shadoin in the Ruston area, there is a head-to-head matchup between two Republicans, […]

Fleming Announcement Coming “Very Soon”

Insiders close to former Congressman John Fleming said that they expect him to make a final decision on wether or not he will be entering the race for governor over the next week.  After weeks of speculation that included rumors of an imminent announcement, the Minden resident will be taking a few days off from […]

Inside the Rails

— SD3/MORRELL/OPEN: Rep. Joe Bouie is now officially in the race, joining Rep. John Bagneris. While some early speculation had centered on Rep. Jimmy Harris, it appears that he won’t be a candidate.  — SD28/LAFLEUR/OPEN: Former Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Cloud intends to run and Republicans are hopeful that she will be their sole entry […]

Field Notes!

—The Ethics Board will hear HD66 candidate Morgan Lamandre’s appeal of the controversial ruling on considering childcare as a campaign expense at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. The meeting will be held on the first floor of the LaSalle Building.  —The Advocate’s Capitol ace, Elizabeth Crisp, will be moving to Washington, D.C. as the paper’s new correspondent […]