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


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 […]


The Country Vote For Governor

Remembering The Great TV War of 2015


Plaquemine House Election Decided

Candidate Chad Brown, a Democrat, is now Rep.-elect Chad Brown. Instead of having to mount a runoff campaign in House District 60, which was already in the “D” column with Rep. Karen St. Germain, Brown gets an easy win. Opponent James Barker, who has no party affiliation, has withdrawn from the race. Brown, an attorney, […]

SOS Wants Higher Turnout

SOS Wants Higher Turnout

Will more people vote in the runoff? It’s possible, according to Secretary of State Tom Schedler. Although it isn’t the norm, with past patterns pointing to a smaller turnout in the second leg. There are two recent examples of turnout increasing in a gubernatorial runoff, he said. In 2003, the gubernatorial primary turnout of 50.4 […]

Republicans Positioned For Small Gains In Legislature 


While not by much more compared to the current term, Republicans will continue to have a majority in the Legislature. The real question is whether they can advance their lead in the upcoming runoff elections. After the recent primary contests, 60 out of the 105 House members are Republicans thanks to two pickups. The GOP […]

LABI PACs Polling Members On Governor’s Race

With Rep. John Bel Edwards taking the lead in Saturday’s primary vote, members of the PACs operated by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry are pushing to get involved in the runoff. The news was first reported to subscribers of LaPolitics Weekly in the Oct. 22 issue, but there’s now official movement on the push […]