Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell on Thursday picked up the endorsements of the Sierra Club and 22 of Louisiana’s best known environmentalists.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
The major Republican and Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate divide along party lines when asked whether they support Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to allow the working poor to qualify for Medicaid.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Numbers in the polls may differ, but the one thing on which all the surveys agree is that, barring some miracle during the final six weeks of a heretofore tedious campaign, one of two Republican elected officials is likely to become Louisiana’s ne…
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell released three years of tax returns on Thursday and called on his opponents to follow suit.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
After months of desultory campaigning, the U.S. Senate race is about to enter a critical and frenetic phase with six weeks until the primary election.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
One of the most adversarial contests within the crowded race to be Louisiana's next U.S. senator is between two candidates on the same side of the political aisle.
With three physicians in the U.S. House and one in the Senate, Louisiana has twice as many doctors in Congress as California — a state with almost nine times more people and 47 more congressmen.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Three of the eight major candidates for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat -- two Republicans and one independent -- favor Donald Trump’s full-throated call to complete construction of a wall along the border with Mexico.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
State Treasurer John Kennedy said he won’t back off asking about allegations that his opponent in the U.S. Senate race was allegedly involved with prostitutes.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany on Wednesday blamed State Treasurer John N. Kennedy — one of his opponents in the U.S. Senate race — for spreading a story about the Lafayette congressman's alleged involvement with a murdered prostitute.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Charges by the angry wife of Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany defending him against prostitution allegations raised in a new book, sparked objections Tuesday from two of his GOP opponents in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana.
GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence on Tuesday called David Duke “that bad man,” but the Mandeville Republican's campaign says the top of ticket needs the former Ku Klux Klan leader in Louisiana.
Monday, September 12, 2016
A federal government agency warned on Wednesday that the effects of man-made climate change contributed to the recent flooding in metro Baton Rouge, but only one of the eight major candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat expressed concern about t…
Six of the seven major candidates for Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat are backing their party’s presidential nominee, with only Foster Campbell declining to say whether he’ll support Hillary Clinton, the Democratic standard-bearer.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Marguerite Knight Erwin seemed nervous talking about how the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce, which she chairs, and two other groups came to trim the number of U.S. Senate candidates invited to participate in this week’s forum at Nicholls State University.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
The campaign of U.S. Senate candidate Charles Boustany flatly denied Thursday claims raised in a book that the Acadiana congressman was a client of a prostitute murdered in Jennings.
Sunday, September 04, 2016
MORGAN CITY — Caroline Fayard threw plastic red beads while Congressman Charles Boustany tossed orange go-cups.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Fearing that people were underestimating David Duke’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate, a 25-year-old political action committee rebooted to aggressively challenge the white supremacist in this fall’s election.
Monday, August 29, 2016
David Duke, the white suprematist candidate for the U.S. Senate, over the weekend asked voters to back him and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Congressman John Fleming last week scratched his chin for a moment, wondering who Rahm Emanuel was paraphrasing when the president’s then-chief of staff said, “You never let a good crisis go to waste.”
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
It probably won't go anywhere, but talk that a member of the Republican State Central Committee wants to censure Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle for failing to endorse David Vitter in last fall's gubernatorial race raises an interesting question.
Friday, August 05, 2016
Amid a very good stretch for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, accompanied and, frankly, mostly precipitated by a very bad stretch for Republican Donald Trump, come signs that the national campaigns are reassessing the Electoral Col…
Thursday, August 04, 2016
It's become one of the most predictable themes of modern-day federal-level races in Republican-leaning Louisiana: That President Barack Obama's landmark health care law must go.
The criticism that some of Louisiana's 24 U.S. Senate candidates aimed at President Barack Obama's signature health care law at a recent forum is, by now, completely familiar.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
For a new governor who has been forced to raise taxes, cut government services and oversee a month of racially charged turmoil and tragedy in the state's capital city, Gov. John Bel Edwards is doing pretty well in the eyes of voters.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, ex-state representative, avowed anti-Semite and convicted fraudster David Duke's entry into Louisiana's open U.S. Senate contest drew swift condemnation from his opponents of both parties, for perfectly understand…
Monday, August 01, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
The moment David Duke tweeted that he had posted on Facebook a YouTube video announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, serenity ended at the Secretary of State’s office, where candidates had to officially qualify for the Nov. 8 ballot.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Confession time: When Hillary Clinton crossed the threshold this week and became the first female presidential nominee of a major party, I got a little weepy.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
When Hillary Clinton finally crossed the threshold Tuesday night and became the first female nominee for president of a major party, lots of women paused to honor the crusaders who fought to create a world in which such a thing is possible.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
One of the most sincere sentiments to come out of last week's Republican National Convention was entirely unintended.
Monday, July 25, 2016
To those people, mostly from out of state, who are wondering whether David Duke has any shot at all of becoming Louisiana's next U.S. Senator, my answer is a definite no.
The most frequent topic of recent conversation among Louisiana Democratic Party leaders and worker bees is how to recapture for this fall’s U.S. Senate election the lightning that helped John Bel Edwards win statewide election against the Republic…
My column in Sunday's paper focused on the low profile that Louisianans are expected to keep when the Democratic National Convention kicks off today.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness ran into a friend he’d never known last week while raising money and support at the Republican National Convention.
Frederick Bell is in Philadelphia this week as the youngest of Louisiana’s 59 voting delegates at the Democratic National Convention, largely, he says, because of a lost TV remote.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
A curious thing happened when Democrats gathered for their presidential nominating convention in 2004. Many national party types lined up to meet one of the up-and-coming politicians who'd gathered in Boston: then-Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Two dozen candidates, the largest field in at least 35 years, are running for a U.S. Senate seat for Louisiana – including former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who on Friday became one of last to sign up.
An already crowded pack of eight candidates running to replace departing three-term Mayor-President Kip Holden will have a little less elbow room after four more hopefuls filed qualifying papers Friday, bringing the total field for the Nov. 8 elec…
The first night of the Republican National Convention opened with one Louisianan, Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, enthusiastically hailing the fellow reality show star at the top of the ticket. The final night, highlighted by Donald Trump's offic…
Thursday, July 21, 2016
As qualifying for this fall’s federal elections enters its last day Friday, most of the announced candidates have paid their fees and signed the papers to get their names on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Two Republican delegates -- and self-described "dorks" -- from Louisiana have found a creative way to kill time on the floor of the Republican convention in Cleveland -- by catching Pokemon.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Baton Rouge’s congressmen are trying to secure about $340,000 in federal money for each of the families of the Baton Rouge police officers and sheriff’s deputy slain on Sunday.