Though the candidates generally agreed on most issues, they differed Thursday on the role the Public Service Commission should play in attracting jobs to Louisiana.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
With a dozen days to go before voting begins statewide, the three main Republicans running for state treasurer still are regional candidates who have made little headway in other parts of Louisiana – at least when it comes to raising money.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
For years, Ron Henson was the one left behind at the Treasury Department when John N. Kennedy went politicking.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana's Robert Travis Scott began wading into the group’s analysis of this election’s constitutional amendments thinking all three were the most boring ever placed on a Louisiana ballot.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Saturday, September 09, 2017
In fawning media coverage that included images of him handing checks to everyday people, John Kennedy transformed “unclaimed property” from an accounting process into the most recognizable task a state treasurer does.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
New Orleans lawyer Derrick Edwards may be leading the polls in the treasurer’s race, but the state Democratic Party leaders are withholding their endorsement of him.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The League of Women Voters of Lafayette is calling on local government leaders to make early voting more accessible to residents, citing problems early voters encountered when trying to cast ballots in last fall's election at the parish’s sole ear…
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Sunday, August 06, 2017
When the century was new and U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy was still state treasurer, he used one of the powers available in that post and touched off a war among the highest ranks of Louisiana’s last Democratic majority government.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
As candidates for state treasurer campaign, the main topic of conversation is one not in the job description: how to fix the state’s longtime fiscal dysfunction.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
The best debut video in what otherwise is a boring election season has to be Public Service Commission candidate Craig Greene talking about checking if a cow is pregnant.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
In the upcoming election, Gov. John Bel Edwards isn’t backing the interim commissioner he picked and praised six weeks ago.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The four announced candidates for the state treasurer’s race officially submitted the papers and paid the fees Wednesday to get their name on the Oct. 14 ballot.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Monday, July 03, 2017
Louisiana joined about two dozen states in refusing to turn over personal information about voters for President Donald Trump's election fraud investigation.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Covington Republican Rep. John Schroder is resigning from the Louisiana House to focus on his bid for state treasurer.
Monday, May 08, 2017
Weighing in on a race for a state senate seat, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond on Monday endorsed state Rep. Ed Price over fellow Democrat Warren Harang III.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Early voting for the April 29 spring municipal elections kicks off Saturday in Acadiana where some ballots will include a judicial runoff and a number of local tax propositions.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Lafayette attorney Vanessa Waguespack Anseman's bid for a seat on the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal was revived Monday after a clarification about her qualifications for the seat voided an earlier ruling that booted her from the race.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Two attorneys from Crowley will face off on Saturday, March 25, in a race for House District 42 that has flown largely under the radar.
Friday, March 10, 2017
A judge is set to decide Monday whether eligibility questions will keep Lafayette attorney Vanessa Anseman out of the race for an open seat on the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards began raising money for his re-election campaign only eight days after taking the oath of office in January 2016 and ended the year having collected about $3 million, according to his fundraisers.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler asked Tuesday President-elect Donald Trump to undo a recent federal decision that designates elections systems in all 50 states as “critical infrastructure.”
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Monday, December 19, 2016
Under unusual scrutiny, Louisiana's eight presidential electors Monday cast their votes for Republican Donald Trump as president.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Republican John Kennedy won a seat in the U.S. Senate in a lopsided victory Saturday, finally clinching the office he'd unsuccessfully sought twice before.
Friday, December 09, 2016
In the Dec. 10 runoff election, voters will choose a new senator from Louisiana, a new Baton Rouge mayor and more.
Voters will head to the polls on Saturday to finish off this election cycle as they choose a new senator, new congressional representatives and new local officials in the December 10 runoff election.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell said Friday that the visit of President-elect Donald Trump in support of his Republican opponent is proof that the GOP is worried about the Louisiana election despite polls showing a double-digit lead.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
The race for Acadiana’s congressional seat has focused more on accusations than on policies and the first question out of the gate in the final debate Thursday was about the nasty allegations publicized about each of the Republicans candidates.
With President-elect Donald Trump visiting Baton Rouge Friday, Republicans are bringing their most powerful weapon to rally supporters to vote for John N. Kennedy, the Republican candidate in Saturday’s U.S. Senate runoff election.
Days before Saturday’s balloting, the ex-wife of Clay Higgins released tape recordings in which the Republican candidate suggests winning the election for the congressional seat representing Acadiana is the best route for her to receive the more t…
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
A decade ago, prior to meeting with railroad officials over a rash of deaths at rail crossings, then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco pleaded with Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell to ratchet back his rhetoric in hopes the gathering would accomplish…
State Treasurer John N. Kennedy sat at the witness table, alone with a stack of papers, a pair of reading glasses and a blow-up photo he would use as a prop.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Early voting was sluggish in advance of this weekend's runoff election, with less than 6 percent of Louisiana's 3 million registered voters casting ballots.
State Treasurer John N. Kennedy appears to be in a commanding position to become the next U.S. senator of Louisiana, just days before the Dec. 10 runoff election.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
After about a year of flooding, police shootings, murdered whores, and a comeback bid by a famous anti-Semite, Louisiana’s fairly boring U.S. Senate campaign, which will be decided Saturday, has come down to Swedish bunny massages and wearing a th…
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Public Service Commission Chairman Scott Angelle was supposed to walk away with the race for Acadiana’s 3rd Congressional District seat.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Kennedy holds a comfortable 14-point margin over his Democratic opponent Foster Campbell 10 days out from the election, according to a statewide poll released Thursday afternoon.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
A super PAC supporting Foster Campbell, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, is airing an unlikely television ad on the highly-charged issue of abortion.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell said he and Republican President-elect Donald Trump agree on a lot of issues – both are for term limits and against international trade agreements.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Candidates and campaigns throughout the state – including the top-of-the-ticket race for the open U.S. Senate seat – are getting their supporters to the polls during the early voting period that begins Saturday.