Louisiana is a Model for Gerrymandering and Partisan Politics

IVN – Louisiana is a Model for Gerrymandering and Partisan Politics Despite calling it a nonpartisan blanket primary election, Louisiana’s parties have used a basket of tools to institutionalize partisan politics. The ‘nonpartisan’ primary system they use, referred to as a ‘jungle primary’ by party pollsters because of its relatively negative ‘chaotic’ connotation, is sometimes blamed […]

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards considering return to politics

Times-Picayune – Former Gov. Edwin Edwards considering return to politics Edwin W. Edwards, the polarizing former governor who now stars in a new reality TV show with his wife, Trina, hasn’t yet thrown out the idea of returning to political life.

14 political races to watch in 2014

USA Today – 14 political races to watch in 2014 Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has been called vulnerable in each of her three prior Senate races, and her fourth run is no different. Louisiana regularly votes Republican in presidential years, and Landrieu’s support of the Affordable Care Act has not helped boost her popularity. Her opponent, […]

Top Lobbyists 2013

The Hill – Top Lobbyists 2013 Among the thousands of advocates in the nation’s capital, only a select few have risen to the top of their profession to earn a slot on The Hill’s Top Lobbyists list. Some of the Top Lobbyists are hired guns who have proven to clients that they can shape the agenda […]