Covington Republican Rep. John Schroder is resigning from the Louisiana House to focus on his bid for state treasurer.
Monday, June 05, 2017
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.
Monday, December 19, 2016
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.
Runoffs for U.S. Senate and for the U.S. House are among the high-profile races in this election. Early voting begins Saturday, Nov. 26, and ends Dec. 3, excluding Sunday. Election day is Dec. 10, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Carencro voters face a ballot box dilemma on Dec. 10 of either approving a new 1-cent sales tax or seeing sewer bills jump by as much as $75 a month to pay for a new wastewater treatment facility.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Whether you voted for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, there was another opponent (of sorts) that bested both candidate's percentages — the very large group of people who didn't vote.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
U.S. Senate candidate Caroline Fayard likened her Democratic rival Foster Campbell to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, but now she's backing Campbell in next month's runoff.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
With 24 candidates now winnowed down to two, the U.S. Senate race has shaped up to be another battle between Gov. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter.
Foster Campbell rode a horse at sunrise in a commercial during his unsuccessful 2007 gubernatorial campaign.
Friday, November 11, 2016
One of congressional candidate Clay Higgins’ former wives has filed a lawsuit seeking almost $100,000 in back child support.
Donald Trump's election creates several uncertainties for Louisiana, but one of the largest may be concerning the future of more than 336,000 residents who are getting health care coverage through the state's expanded Medicaid program.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Foster Campbell has no chance of winning next month’s U.S. Senate runoff unless he unifies the fractured state Democratic Party, and he took a step in that direction Thursday by holding his first post-primary phone conversation with Caroline Fayar…
As President-elect Donald Trump works to build his administration and fine-tune the agenda he'll push, Louisiana Republicans say they see openings for the state to secure prominent roles and benefit from new policies.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
By now, we know who emerged victorious in Tuesday's elections across Louisiana. But taking a closer look at the results yields a few "wow" facts that you might've missed. (Facts compiled by Jeff Adelson, Rebekah Allen, Elizabeth Crisp, Maya Lau, G…
In winning Louisiana’s vote Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump received more votes than any candidate in state history.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and …
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Though considered a toss-up for weeks, when the votes were counted Tuesday night, the U.S. Senate race narrowed to the two candidates predicted from the very beginning: Republican state Treasurer John N. Kennedy and Democratic Public Service Commi…