THE MITCH LANDRIEU CASE STUDY: Clocking the moves, from city hall to national mall

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ain’t ruling out a run for president. Then again, Mitch Landrieu ain’t ruling it in, either. So he’s basically a legitimate maybe-candidate to oppose President Donald Trump in 2020. (Right?) It’s not completely insane. Nationally, the Dems have always had strong mayors on their bench, and presidents of the […]

LEGISLATIVE WATCHLIST!

SD26/PERRY/SPECIAL: Rep. Bob Hensgens faces two opponents on the Nov. 6 ballot for the Senate seat left open by Judge-elect Jonathan Perry. Both qualified on the final day of the signup period last month. The other candidates are Jerry Gaspard, a Republican from Abbeville, and Jean Menard, a Democrat from Church Point. View all of […]

FIELD NOTES!

The AP: “Louisiana officials have blocked two of the nation’s largest banks from involvement in a $600 million road financing plan because they have policies restricting gun sales by their commercial customers. In a narrow 7-6 vote, the State Bond Commission refused to allow Citigroup and Bank of America to participate in the interstate highway […]

RABALAIS’ POLITICAL HISTORY: The Bossier Rep Who Stuck With Nixon Until The Bitter End

On the morning of Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon climbed onto the presidential helicopter, waved goodbye and flew away from the White House after resigning in disgrace. In the intervening 44 years, journalists and historians have written countless accounts of the Watergate break-in, the subsequent cover-up and the scandal that doomed Nixon’s presidency. Frequently overlooked […]

POLITICAL CHATTER

— The Republican Women of Bossier, Women’s Republican Club of Shreveport, Caddo Parish Republican Party and Bossier Parish Republican Executive Committee are putting on a secretary of state candidate panel with Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Cloud, former Sen. A.G. Crowe, Rep. Rick Edmonds and Rep. Julie Stokes at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Shane’s […]

#HBD TRACKERS!

#HBD TRACKERS! — Tuesday 08/14: Rep. Dustin Miller, Winston DeCuir Jr. and Phillip Joffrion — Wednesday 08/15: Patrick Gleason, Karen Carvin Shachat, Joe Mapes and Randy Angelle — Thursday 08/16: Judge Tim Kelley, Corey Meaux, Matt Adams, Frank Besson, Eileen Fleming, Roger Villere, Jim Brandt and Coach Blanco — Friday 08/17: Catherine Brindley, Stan Levy […]

TUESDAY TRACKER – ISSUE 153 – AUGUST 7, 2018

Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. August 7, 2018 — Issue No. 153 By Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com), Sarah Gamard (Sarah@LaPolitics.com) & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) (Printable PDF) FOUR THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Jim Out, Podcast In & Other Jazz 1.) BERNHARD: “I WILL NOT RUN” Will […]

CCA WRAP: Fish Tales & Flying Scales

The annual legislative rodeo hosted by the Louisiana chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association was held this past weekend in Grand Isle. (Underwritten by Shell, Entergy and the Offshore Marine Service Association.) Here’s what you need to know… — This year’s rodeo was the biggest in history, according to CCA CEO David Cresson, with more […]

POLITICAL CHATTER

— Julia O’Donoghue (@JSODonoghue): “@LouisianaGov says the state is applying for federal grants to approve school safety in wake of Florida school shooting.” (In the photo above, courtesy of O’Donoghue, the governor speaks to Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White). — Louisiana Family Forum’s Legislative Scorecard is out. Eighteen lawmakers will receive LFF’s Patrick Henry […]

TUESDAY TRACKER – ISSUE 152 – JULY 31, 2018

Get the Tuesday Tracker in your inbox every week.  Sign up for free. Previous issues are archived here. July 31, 2018 — Issue No. 152 By Jeremy Alford (JJA@LaPolitics.com), Sarah Gamard (Sarah@LaPolitics.com) & Mitch Rabalais (Mitch@LaPolitics.com) (Printable PDF) FISH ON! Alexander Graham Bell, an island of Looziana legislators, loading the Labor Day starter pistol & other random […]