GOP Letter To JBE On Session Call

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UNLIKELY SPEAKER: Barras Over Bel

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What follows is a special report that was emailed to paying subscribers on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. It served as a supplement to our regular issue of LaPolitics Weekly. For more than 20 years we’ve been bringing subscribers insider political news that you won’t find anywhere else — and this is your opportunity for an exclusive sample. […]

Edwards Press Secretary To Fly Solo

Mary-Patricia Wray, fresh off a victory lap in the governor’s race, tells LaPolitics she will soon be returning to her lobbying and consulting firm, Top Drawer Strategies LLC. That means Wray, who was the press secretary and communications director for Rep. John Bel Edwards’ gubernatorial campaign, will be running her own shop rather than joining […]

Tangled Web Forming In 3rd Congressional District 

Tangled Web In 3rd District

With Congressman Charles Boustany, a Lafayette Republican,  apparently abandoning the 3rd District to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, a long and complicated line of potential successors is forming up. The latest name to surface belongs to state Rep. Stuart Bishop, also a Lafayette Republican, who has the personal finances to jumpstart a media-based […]

A Recap Of The Super PAC Impact 

It was the super PAC that received the least amount of attention this cycle that spent the most on Election Day in November in the governor’s race. According to campaign finance reports filed last week with the state Ethics Administration, Louisiana Families First spent $86,000 on Nov. 21, with the bulk of the money going […]

BRIDGES-ALFORD TO RELEASE ELECTION BOOK IN 2016

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What started out as two books — one that Jeremy Alford began reporting on at Washington Mardi Gras earlier this year and another that Tyler Bridges undertook following his Nov. 28 story on the governor-elect’s improbable victory — will now be one book on Louisiana politics. They’re teaming up as co-authors for what promises to be a fascinating glimpse behind the […]

Bush Names Louisiana Team

Bush Names Louisiana Team

Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign has named several Republicans to his Louisiana leadership team as it prepares to compete for delegates on March 5. Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President and former chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana, Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, Rep. Nancy Landry, R-Lafayette, and Suzie Terrell, former Commissioner of Elections, will build the Jeb! 2016 grassroots […]

My Tip Sheet From The Runoff Elections

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Compiled from poll watchers, consultants and campaign sources: —Rain threw off GOTV (Get Out The Vote) operations a bit for both sides, but problems with people being in the right place and the volume of voters being moved were nagging themes throughout the day on the Democratic side. Then again, that sounds like most election […]

GOP PRIMARY SHARES

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