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FOX 8 New Orleans
Pro-Vitter PAC issues its first attack ad in governor's raceBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A super PAC supporting David Vitter's candidacy for gov
Pro-Vitter PAC issues its first attack ad in governor's race
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A super PAC supporting David Vitter's candidacy for governor has gone on the attack, with a new TV ad slamming the Republican U.S. senator's two GOP competitors. The Fund for Louisiana's Future is blasting Vitter's GOP... Read more
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The Advocate
Residents at I-10 widening hearing say daily grind has led some to retire, or drive miles out of their way to avoid gridlockBaton Rouge area residents got their first chance Monday night to sound off on
Residents at I-10 widening hearing say daily grind has led some to retire, or drive miles out of their way to avoid gridlock
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Baton Rouge area residents got their first chance Monday night to sound off on a state proposal to widen Interstate 10, and some are eager for major changes. The plan, which was offered by the top official of the state Department of Transportation... Read more
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The Advocate
Some Baton Rouge residents, tired of grinding commute, support plans to widen I-10Baton Rouge area residents got their first chance Monday night to sound off on
Some Baton Rouge residents, tired of grinding commute, support plans to widen I-10
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Baton Rouge area residents got their first chance Monday night to sound off on a state proposal to widen Interstate 10, and some are eager for major changes. The plan, which was offered by the top official of the state Department of Transportation... Read more
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Roll Call
Louisiana Campaigns Tread Water Until Vitter's Race RunLouisiana Campaigns Tread Water Until Vitter’s Race If Vitter is elected Louis
Louisiana Campaigns Tread Water Until Vitter's Race Run
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
Louisiana Campaigns Tread Water Until Vitter’s Race If Vitter is elected Louisiana’s next governor, political dominoes there could quickly start to fall. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) For a number of ambitious Republicans in Louisiana, a whole... Read more
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Roll Call
Does David Vitter Have Something to Worry About? Poll numbers in the 20s are a red flag for someone with high name recognition
Does David Vitter Have Something to Worry About?
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
Poll numbers in the 20s are a red flag for someone with high name recognition like Vitter. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Two-term Republican Sen. David Vitter started his bid for Louisiana... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s master plan on coastal restoration ‘is the framework for an effective response’If there are issues dividing the candidates running for governor, coastal resto
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s master plan on coastal restoration ‘is the framework for an effective response’
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
If there are issues dividing the candidates running for governor, coastal restoration is not among them. In fact, there’s a striking level of agreement about the principles of a state plan to use Mississippi River water and sediments to rebuild the... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
Spending in the Louisiana governor’s raceThis has been a mild hurricane season for Louisiana, but the political storm se
Spending in the Louisiana governor’s race
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 2 days ago
This has been a mild hurricane season for Louisiana, but the political storm season is about to unleash a torrent of advertising — positive and negative — upon an electorate that has yet to focus on the race. This governor's race has been the... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Vitter leads in local donations for governor's raceVitter has received more than $400,000 than his three opponents combined. Vitt
Vitter leads in local donations for governor's race
The Houma Courier / Posted 3 days ago
Vitter has received more than $400,000 than his three opponents combined. Vitter has raised $6.6 million for his campaign, with $2.5 million in donations this year through July 17, according to his July 27 campaign finance report filed with the... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Vitter leads in local donations for governor's raceVitter has received more than $400,000 than his three opponents combined. Vitt
Vitter leads in local donations for governor's race
The Daily Comet / Posted 3 days ago
Vitter has received more than $400,000 than his three opponents combined. Vitter has raised $6.6 million for his campaign, with $2.5 million in donations this year through July 17, according to his July 27 campaign finance report filed with the... Read more
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The Advocate
Gay marriage issue likely to pop up againLouisiana was one of the last states to give up the fight and start issuing sam
Gay marriage issue likely to pop up again
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Louisiana was one of the last states to give up the fight and start issuing same-sex marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court decision a couple months ago that overturned this state’s constitutional definition of marriage as being between... Read more
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The Advocate
Gubenatorial candidates focus on reducing state vehicle fleetIn his first campaign commercial, U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he would reduce t
Gubenatorial candidates focus on reducing state vehicle fleet
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
In his first campaign commercial, U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he would reduce the number of vehicles in state government to save a couple hundred million dollars. “Today’s budget mess? My plan ends the waste, like eliminating thousands of... Read more
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The Advocate
Visit Baton Rouge decides not to pay Miss USA $75,000; joins state in cutting incentive payments to pageant organizersMiss USA has now lost around $100,000 in incentive payments between Visit Baton
Visit Baton Rouge decides not to pay Miss USA $75,000; joins state in cutting incentive payments to pageant organizers
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
Miss USA has now lost around $100,000 in incentive payments between Visit Baton Rouge and the state’s Office of Tourism both cutting back their promised incentive payments to the pageant. Controversial comments from Miss USA/Miss Universe owner... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Pro-Vitter super PAC kicks off $2M TV ad campaign FridayBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The super PAC created to boost David Vitter's candidacy
Pro-Vitter super PAC kicks off $2M TV ad campaign Friday
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 6 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The super PAC created to boost David Vitter's candidacy for governor is starting its hefty $2 million advertising blitz a bit unexpectedly, praising the Republican U.S. senator rather than trashing his competitors. Super PACs... Read more
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The Advocate
Visit Baton Rouge decides not to pay Miss USA $75,000; joins state in cutting incentive payments to pageant organizersMiss USA has now lost around $100,000 in incentive payments between Visit Baton
Visit Baton Rouge decides not to pay Miss USA $75,000; joins state in cutting incentive payments to pageant organizers
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
Miss USA has now lost around $100,000 in incentive payments between Visit Baton Rouge and the state’s Office of Tourism both cutting back their promised incentive payments to the pageant. Controversial comments from Miss USA/Miss Universe owner... Read more
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The Advocate
In radio ad, Sen. David Vitter says “moving” Washington Street exit could offer traffic relief in Baton RougeU. S. Sen. David Vitter, in his bid for governor, is running a radio advertisem
In radio ad, Sen. David Vitter says “moving” Washington Street exit could offer traffic relief in Baton Rouge
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
U. S. Sen. David Vitter, in his bid for governor, is running a radio advertisement that says “moving the Washington Street exit” is one way to trim traffic problems in Baton Rouge. The exit is one of the choke points on a four-mile corridor that is... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Governor candidates "grade" Governor Jindal for his time in officeEveryone has an opinion on Governor Bobby Jindal, even the four men trying to r
Governor candidates "grade" Governor Jindal for his time in office
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 days ago
Everyone has an opinion on Governor Bobby Jindal, even the four men trying to replace him. Just a few months remain on Governor Jindal's eight years in office. The governor candidates were asked to look back over the past eight years and give Jindal... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Governor Candidates discuss higher educationThe four candidates vying for the seat to be the next Louisiana Governor were i
Governor Candidates discuss higher education
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 days ago
The four candidates vying for the seat to be the next Louisiana Governor were in Lake Charles for a governor candidates forum held at SOWELA. One topic the candidates discussed was higher education. In recent years, higher education institution in... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Some good news from forumAnd that purpose was achieved. One of the central themes in Louisiana's public
Some good news from forum
The Daily Comet / Posted 8 days ago
And that purpose was achieved. One of the central themes in Louisiana's public life for decades to come will be our struggle to slow coastal erosion and restore some of what we have lost. And all four candidates addressed those issues in depth... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Some good news from forumAnd that purpose was achieved. One of the central themes in Louisiana's public
Some good news from forum
The Houma Courier / Posted 8 days ago
And that purpose was achieved. One of the central themes in Louisiana's public life for decades to come will be our struggle to slow coastal erosion and restore some of what we have lost. And all four candidates addressed those issues in depth... Read more
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The Advocate
Governor’s race is about to heat upThough the four major candidates for governor have spoken at forum after forum,
Governor’s race is about to heat up
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
Though the four major candidates for governor have spoken at forum after forum, the public is paying little attention to the race. But that’s all about to change. “I go to a lot of meetings. They are not talking about the governor’s race at all,”... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Candidate wants more retirees to settle in stateLast year, tourism was the state's second largest industry at $11.2 billion, be
Candidate wants more retirees to settle in state
The Daily Comet / Posted 12 days ago
Last year, tourism was the state's second largest industry at $11.2 billion, behind oil and gas. It also generated an estimated $836 million for the state. But the office has “taken it on the chin” from budget cuts, the Jefferson Parish President... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Candidate wants more retirees to settle in stateThe state’s number of four-year universities, mild climate, low cost of living
Candidate wants more retirees to settle in state
The Houma Courier / Posted 12 days ago
The state’s number of four-year universities, mild climate, low cost of living and diverse culture are normally big drivers in the size of a retirement community. Yet Louisiana ranks near the bottom of states to retire in. “You would think we would... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Lt. Gov. candidate seeks to make Louisiana retirement destinationLast year, tourism was the state's second largest industry at $11.2 billion, be
Lt. Gov. candidate seeks to make Louisiana retirement destination
The Houma Courier / Posted 12 days ago
Last year, tourism was the state's second largest industry at $11.2 billion, behind oil and gas. It also generated an estimated $836 million for the state. But the office has “taken it on the chin” from budget cuts, the Jefferson Parish President... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Lt. Gov. candidate seeks to make Louisiana retirement destinationLast year, tourism was the state's second largest industry at $11.2 billion, be
Lt. Gov. candidate seeks to make Louisiana retirement destination
The Daily Comet / Posted 12 days ago
Last year, tourism was the state's second largest industry at $11.2 billion, behind oil and gas. It also generated an estimated $836 million for the state. But the office has “taken it on the chin” from budget cuts, the Jefferson Parish President... Read more
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The Advocate
David Vitter to launch his first gubernatorial TV ad ThursdayU.S. Sen. David Vitter, sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisian
David Vitter to launch his first gubernatorial TV ad Thursday
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
U.S. Sen. David Vitter, sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor’s race, is finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate from Metairie launches his first 30-second TV ad Thursday, the... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's raceU.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisi
Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's race
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 14 days ago
U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race. And now he's finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate launches his first 30-second TV ad Thursday. Campaign... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's raceBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campa
Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's race
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race. And now he's finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate launches his first 30-second TV... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's raceBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campai
Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's race
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 14 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race. And now he's finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate launches his first 30-second TV... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's raceBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campai
Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's race
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 14 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race. And now he's finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate launches his first 30-second TV... Read more
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The Advocate
All Louisiana governor candidates support multibillion-dollar diversion plans to slow coastal land lossTHIBODAUX — The four candidates in the race to become the next Louisiana govern
All Louisiana governor candidates support multibillion-dollar diversion plans to slow coastal land loss
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
THIBODAUX — The four candidates in the race to become the next Louisiana governor each said fixing Louisiana’s dire coastal land loss will require moving ahead with multibillion-dollar plans — opposed by many fishermen — to divert Mississippi River... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Gubernatorial candidates debate how to restore Louisiana's endangered coastlineThe Louisiana gubernatorial candidates unanimously agreed Tuesday that restorin
Gubernatorial candidates debate how to restore Louisiana's endangered coastline
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 15 days ago
The Louisiana gubernatorial candidates unanimously agreed Tuesday that restoring the state's coast and wetlands is an essential project for the years ahead. "It's as important to the people in Cheboygan and Chicago, as it is to the people in... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Candidates for La. governor back plans to divert river waterThe three Republicans and lone Democrat met this afternoon at a forum at Nichol
Candidates for La. governor back plans to divert river water
The Houma Courier / Posted 15 days ago
The three Republicans and lone Democrat met this afternoon at a forum at Nicholls State University to discuss what they would do as governor to repair Louisiana’s eroding coast. About 1,900 square miles of coast have eroded into the Gulf of Mexico... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Gubernatorial candidates debate how to restore Louisiana's endangered coastlineThe Louisiana gubernatorial candidates unanimously agreed Tuesday that restorin
Gubernatorial candidates debate how to restore Louisiana's endangered coastline
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 15 days ago
The Louisiana gubernatorial candidates unanimously agreed Tuesday that restoring the state's coast and wetlands is an essential project for the years ahead. "It's as important to the people in Cheboygan and Chicago, as it is to the people in... Read more
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The Advocate
Confederate monument debate gives Bobby Jindal, David Vitter chance to take sudden interest in New OrleansWhen, exactly, did Bobby Jindal and David Vitter become so concerned about New
Confederate monument debate gives Bobby Jindal, David Vitter chance to take sudden interest in New Orleans
The Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
When, exactly, did Bobby Jindal and David Vitter become so concerned about New Orleans? The lame-duck governor and the senator who wants his job, both conservative Republicans, rarely focus on local matters in the most Democratic city they... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Candidates for La. governor back plans to divert river waterPublic Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (from left), Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, m
Candidates for La. governor back plans to divert river water
The Houma Courier / Posted 15 days ago
Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (from left), Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, moderator Pierre Conner, state Rep. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter prepare for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Coastal Issues Forum today on the... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Candidates for La. governor back plans to divert river waterPublic Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (from left), Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, m
Candidates for La. governor back plans to divert river water
The Daily Comet / Posted 15 days ago
Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (from left), Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, moderator Pierre Conner, state Rep. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter prepare for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Coastal Issues Forum today on the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Dardenne says La. tourism has seen 3 record-breaking years in a rowTourism in Louisiana is on a roll, according to Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne. He disc
Dardenne says La. tourism has seen 3 record-breaking years in a row
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 15 days ago
Tourism in Louisiana is on a roll, according to Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne. He discussed the state of the industry in Louisiana at an event Tuesday, saying we've seen three record-breaking years in a row. Dardenne said 10 years after Hurricane Katrina,... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Dardenne says La. tourism has seen 3 record-breaking years in a rowTourism in Louisiana is on a roll, according to Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne. He disc
Dardenne says La. tourism has seen 3 record-breaking years in a row
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 15 days ago
Tourism in Louisiana is on a roll, according to Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne. He discussed the state of the industry in Louisiana at an event Tuesday, saying we've seen three record-breaking years in a row. Dardenne said 10 years after Hurricane Katrina,... Read more
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The Advocate
As Louisianans clamor for a new path, governor's candidates struggle to be noticedThere are three main messages out of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab’s new p
As Louisianans clamor for a new path, governor's candidates struggle to be noticed
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
There are three main messages out of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab’s new political poll. One is to national voters, and it amounts to yet another cautionary note about Gov. Bobby Jindal and his presidential ambitions. The poll of 1,023... Read more
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The Advocate
‘A debate about public monuments has become a monument to political folly’Public statues and monuments, by their nature, are meant to be permanent parts
‘A debate about public monuments has become a monument to political folly’
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
Public statues and monuments, by their nature, are meant to be permanent parts of a civic landscape. That doesn’t mean such memorials should never be removed. But when we do consider taking them down, we should do so thoughtfully. By that standard,... Read more
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The Advocate
Confederate monument debate gives Bobby Jindal, David Vitter chance to take sudden interest in New OrleansWhen, exactly, did Bobby Jindal and David Vitter become so concerned about New
Confederate monument debate gives Bobby Jindal, David Vitter chance to take sudden interest in New Orleans
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
When, exactly, did Bobby Jindal and David Vitter become so concerned about New Orleans? The lame-duck governor and the senator who wants his job, both conservative Republicans, rarely focus on local matters in the most Democratic city they... Read more
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The Advocate
In lieutenant governor’s race, Kip Holden 'the horse in the race,' but what about Billy Nungesser, John Young?The big battle in the Louisiana lieutenant governor’s race will be between well
In lieutenant governor’s race, Kip Holden 'the horse in the race,' but what about Billy Nungesser, John Young?
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
The big battle in the Louisiana lieutenant governor’s race will be between well-funded Republicans Billy Nungesser and John Young as they fight to gain a runoff spot against Democrat Kip Holden. That’s the word from political consultants, analysts... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
Attacks in the Louisiana governor’s raceIn the race for governor, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (left) will face questions and
Attacks in the Louisiana governor’s race
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 16 days ago
In the race for governor, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (left) will face questions and criticism about his prostitution scandal. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne (center) and state Rep. John Bel Edwards (right) promise as much. Just in time for the 10th anniversary... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Self-financing becoming a trend this election cycleComing off of an aggressive U.S. Senate race last year and having to compete wi
Self-financing becoming a trend this election cycle
The Houma Courier / Posted 16 days ago
Coming off of an aggressive U.S. Senate race last year and having to compete with hundreds of other races this cycle has clearly taken its toll. Mix in super PACs, which are political action committees that can raise unlimited amounts of money, and... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Self-financing becoming a trend this election cycleComing off of an aggressive U.S. Senate race last year and having to compete wi
Self-financing becoming a trend this election cycle
The Daily Comet / Posted 16 days ago
Coming off of an aggressive U.S. Senate race last year and having to compete with hundreds of other races this cycle has clearly taken its toll. Mix in super PACs, which are political action committees that can raise unlimited amounts of money, and... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
GOP candidates for gov oppose removing confederate monumentsBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - All three Republicans in Louisiana's governor's race sa
GOP candidates for gov oppose removing confederate monuments
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 16 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - All three Republicans in Louisiana's governor's race say they're against moving Confederate monuments in New Orleans. The one Democrat says the question should be left to city officials. A city commission has recommended... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
GOP candidates for gov oppose removing confederate monumentsBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - All three Republicans in Louisiana's governor's race sa
GOP candidates for gov oppose removing confederate monuments
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 16 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - All three Republicans in Louisiana's governor's race say they're against moving Confederate monuments in New Orleans. The one Democrat says the question should be left to city officials. A city commission has recommended... Read more
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The Advocate
The long gray line that turns out to voteJindal gave his pat answer about his willingness to make tough decisions that s
The long gray line that turns out to vote
The Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
Jindal gave his pat answer about his willingness to make tough decisions that some people don’t like. Whatever, says Baton Rouge pollster Bernie Pinsonat. Statistics are succinct: Jindal lost the old folks. Pinsonat’s semiannual polls charted the... Read more
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The Advocate
Jeff Sadow: Candidates weigh in on elderly servicesTaking their campaign statements at face value, most of Louisiana’s gubernatori
Jeff Sadow: Candidates weigh in on elderly services
The Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
Taking their campaign statements at face value, most of Louisiana’s gubernatorial candidates seem set on creating more expensive and less effective service delivery regarding some of Louisiana’s most vulnerable residents. During a recent forum,... Read more
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The Advocate
So far Louisiana voters have not been tuned in for governor’s raceThere are three main messages out of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab’s new p
So far Louisiana voters have not been tuned in for governor’s race
The Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
There are three main messages out of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab’s new political poll. One is to national voters, and it amounts to yet another cautionary note about Gov. Bobby Jindal and his presidential ambitions. The poll of 1,023... Read more
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