Campaigning to unseat U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, Adrian Perkins is criticizing Cassidy in a new TV ad for his votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Twice as many Black voters, 22% more in-person voters and three times more mail-in voters have cast ballots during the first two days of early voting in Louisiana for the Nov. 3 presidential election compared with the first two days of early votin…
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Seven Democrats are running to replace longtime East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council member Tara Wicker in District 10, all working to distinguish themselves from their opponents in the crowded and competitive race.
Last week, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin did as he said he would and appealed the court order that established how Louisiana is voting in the Nov. 3 election.
The 201,653 mail ballots requested statewide, so far, for the Nov. 3 presidential election is more than the total number of votes cast in Baton Rouge in the last presidential election.
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy raised as much money during the last quarter as Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, his main Democratic challenger in the Nov. 3 election.
Early voting starts Friday and election officials in Baton Rouge anticipate long lines and heavy turnout as voters flock to the polls to cast their ballots amid an ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has upended all aspects of civic life.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is making a bid for his fourth term in Congress against three longshot challengers who are running nearly invisible campaigns.
Early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Friday. Ballots may be cast through Oct. 27, excluding Sundays, at these locations:
Polling results released Wednesday suggest Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has substantial support among the city-parish's moderate white voters, which many thought she might lose to one of her challengers.
Early voting opens Friday and ends Oct. 27 for the Nov. 3 primary and general election. The ballot includes races for U.S. president, members of Congress, the Public Service Commission, mayors, city councils, state justices, local judges and a num…
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has a considerable lead over her challengers in this year's mayoral race, but it's not enough to avoid a run-off, according polling results released Wednesday by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.
Louisiana’s expanded early voting, mail ballots and other coronavirus precautions will still take place for the Nov. 3 presidential election, but Republicans Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin and Attorney General Jeff Landry are appealing a judge’s d…
Three weeks before election day, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy remains a heavy favorite for re-election, with a huge fund-raising advantage over his main Democratic opponent that is fueling a robust TV ad campaign.
Baton Rouge Metro Council member Denise Amoroso faces a challenger in her re-election bid to the District 8 seat — the same candidate her late husband defeated four years ago.
It's "Round 3" for newly elected 19th Judicial District Court Judge Tiffany Foxworth and longtime Baton Rouge City Court Judge Yvette Alexander, and this time the prize is even greater.
The national debate around police reform has become a hot topic in this year's Baton Rouge mayoral race, where the crowded field of candidates share many ideas about how law enforcement might be changed in the current political climate.
Councilman Matt Watson has been ordered by a judge to pay Campus Federal Credit Union roughly $8,400 after defaulting in September 2019 on a $15,300 loan.
GONZALES — Ascension Parish Registrar of Voters Robert Poché says a mail-in ballot discrepancy that a candidate for justice of the peace uncovered last week is limited to no more than eight out of more than 2,500 ballots sent out for the Nov. 3 election.
Local elections officials across Louisiana in recent weeks perked up at an opportunity Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was funding through a nonprofit organization: Free money to run elections in a pandemic.
Campaign finance reports from the Louisiana Ethics Commission, due this week, show incumbent Sharon Weston Broome having raised more money and having more cash on hand as the East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president's race enters its final month.
Six of the seven candidates in Baton Rouge's mayoral race were able Monday to discuss their proposals on some common threads: policing, St. George and coronavirus mitigation.
Six years ago, then state Rep. Hunter Greene defeated longtime East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court Judge Annette Lassalle for a spot on the four-judge court.
Inevitably while watching evangelist revival meetings end with a teary flock of the newly converted head to the altar full of commitment and purpose, my late father-in-law, a Baptist minister, would wonder aloud how many would continue going to ch…
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy lavished praise Thursday on Amy Coney Barrett, after the Metairie native, nominated by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Supreme Court, paid a courtesy call in advance of her confirmation hearing.
Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election at parish registrar of voters’ offices or by mail, but people will still be able to register through the state's website and the GeauxVote smartphone app through Oct. 13.
Judge Richard Anderson has served on the 19th Judicial District Court's criminal bench since 1997 and hopes to serve one more term before hanging up his black robe for good.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy reassured the public that Republicans will support the Constitution, after President Donald Trump declined for two days last week to promise a peaceful transition of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election to Joe Biden.
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said he’s got to focus on putting on an election and won’t appeal a federal trial court decision that requires expanded availability to absentee mail ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election.
When it comes to the city-parish's infrastructure, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome touts projects and initiatives that started her under administration as the relief the community needs to address issues surrounding traffic and frequent flash…
A Baton Rouge lawyer who lost a recent City Court runoff by a 2-1 margin, then claimed in a lawsuit that the victor was too old to serve, was told this week that her appeal of a unanimous lower court ruling was filed too late.
Pilloried with angry criticism and accusations of nefarious intent, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin had a more human reason for the state’s online voter registration website being down on the evening of National Voter Registration Day.
Gov. John Bel Edwards endorsed East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s re-election bid Wednesday, reaffirming their longtime friendship but at the same time alienating a state Capitol ally a week before a special legislative session.
A Baton Rouge City Court judge who spent nine years as a prosecutor and two local attorneys with nearly three decades of civil law experience apiece are vying for a spot on the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal.
In his first detailed statement about a recent federal trial court’s ruling expanding access to absentee mail ballots for the Nov. 3 election, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said in a statement Friday that while disappointed, he is concerned with …
Drainage and small business development are top priorities for the candidates running for the District 4 seat on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council, a position soon to be vacated by term-limited councilman Scott Wilson.
The race for East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president is unusually competitive this year, with seven candidates vying for the job.
Louisiana should allow more access to absentee mail ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential elections, U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick ruled in a 44-page decision released Wednesday afternoon.
More than 20,000 East Baton Rouge Parish voters have requested mail-in ballots — more than three times the number in 2016 — and Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn says those ballots could start going out in the next few weeks.
Defense lawyer Dele Adebamiji and prosecutor Will Jorden have never squared off against each other in a trial at the 19th Judicial District Court, but now they're going head-to-head for a soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Baton Rouge state court.
The coronavirus has shut down a lot of in-person politicking in this year's race for East Baton Rouge mayor-president, but with seven weeks remaining until Election Day, and five weeks until the start of early voting, look for the seven candidates…
A group called Louisiana Wins that backs sports betting will unveil its first television commercial Sunday during the New Orleans Saints’ season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Baton Rouge landed a new city court judge this week and the woman who wanted the post not only lost by a 2-1 margin at the polls, but also lost 5-0 at the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal.