Today in The Rundown: Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards is sworn in; Ted Cruz draws thousands; a fight over Louisiana House leadership; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 53

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 62* (*Note: A special session is expected to be called Feb. 14,)

The News

JBE: Gov. John Bel Edwards, in inaugural address, promises to be a new leader. http://bit.ly/1SLc2tb Read the full text of his speech here: http://bit.ly/1mQNh22

Speaker: Rep. Taylor Barras was named House Speaker after a partisan battle. http://bit.ly/1SLbZ0c

GOP 2016: Ted Cruz hangs out in Baton Rouge. http://bit.ly/1Zhxeqs

Obama: Barack Obama will be at BR’s McKinnley High this week. http://bit.ly/1SLcc3v

Ball: Check out videos and pics from the Louisiana governor’s inaugural ball: twitter.com/elizabethcrisp

Happenings

Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a press conference on Medicaid expansion Tuesday afternoon.

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