Two New Orleans Democratic state senators wasted no time Wednesday in filing for the 2nd congressional district seat formerly held by Democrat Cedric Richmond.
Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, including in Baton Rouge, outnumbered by troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the viole…
Though law enforcement feared reports of hundreds showing up at each of the 50 state capitols to support President Donald Trump ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, few came on a sunny Sunday in Baton Rouge.
Karen Haymon, of Alexandria, estimated she was about 50 yards from the U.S. Capitol steps chanting "U.S.A." when the first tear gas canisters were set off.
Eddie Rispone, the Republican businessman who lost a bid to unseat Louisiana’s Democratic governor in 2019, is suspending his campaign for chairman of the party, weeks after saying he wanted to take over after seeing the party outworked and outspe…
Julia Letlow announced Thursday morning that she would run for the congressional seat her late husband, Luke Letlow, had won but never occupied as he died of COVID-related complications days before taking his oath of office.
Gov. John Bel Edwards says he’s hopeful a surge of protesters expected at the state Capitol in the next week will stay peaceful, even as law enforcement agencies braced for violent chaos, with the FBI reportedly girding for armed protests in all 5…
The U.S. House impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for instigating last week’s rampage at the U.S. Capitol to try to overturn his election defeat, but Louisiana’s four Republican members voted against the motion.
He looks like a regular guy. He’s unnamed as they usually are in any one of the dozens of commercials for personal injury lawyers that show up daily on Louisiana television, highway billboards, social media and elsewhere.
Baton Rouge Republican Congressman Garret Graves doesn’t think Donald Trump should be removed from office, but said Friday the president should “effectively resign” and keep a low profile for the remaining 12 days in office.
Five of the six members of Louisiana’s Republican congressional delegation sided with President Donald Trump in votes late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning that sought to overturn the election of Joe Biden as president.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday called special elections for two vacant U.S. House seats, setting the contests for March 20 with April runoffs if necessary.
Amite City Councilman Emmanuel Zanders has been arrested and charged with election fraud, the attorney general's office said Wednesday.
This story has been updated to reflect that Scalise and Johnson have now publicly taken a position on today's vote.
An emergency election plan that prompted a partisan war over mail ballots last fall easily passed two legislative committees Tuesday, clearing the way for Louisiana to keep in place expanded mail balloting for upcoming local and congressional elections.
State Sen. Cleo Fields, D-Baton Rouge, said Monday he has opted against running for the congressional seat that U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond is giving up.
Louisiana Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy said Saturday he would join an effort to refuse certifying electors from six states, in hopes of denying the presidency to the election's winner, Joe Biden.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was sworn in for her second term on Saturday morning in a virtual ceremony that emphasized the values of unity and progress for the city-parish.
Now that Louisiana is receiving COVID-19 vaccines each week, the state Health Department is turning its focus to a crucial part of reaching herd immunity and ending the pandemic by immunizing 70% of the state’s population: convincing people to get it.
The election to replace Luke Letlow, who died from COVID-19 complications days before being sworn in as congressman for Louisiana’s 5th District, will be set for March 20th with an April runoff if needed.
Louisiana’s chief elections official is proposing an emergency plan for the February and Spring elections mirroring the expansion of absentee mail voting allowed during the presidential election this fall, though without additional days of early voting.
After losing the governor’s race by roughly 40,000 votes last year, long-time GOP donor and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone quickly started looking for his next move in state politics.
That Louisiana’s Republican congressmen won’t acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory — even after the Electoral College voted decisively last week — is more political calculation than “Profiles in Courage.”
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday said a lawsuit supported by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry seeking to overturn millions of votes in the presidential election was “unfortunate,” as the Democrat urged people to accept President-elect Joe …
Despite President Donald Trump’s efforts, all 50 states by Tuesday had certified the vote from the presidential election that took place nearly six weeks ago. Democratic candidate Joe Biden received 7 million more votes than the Republican incumbent.
Longtime attorney and former prosecutor Carson Marcantel is making a second bid for a vacancy on Baton Rouge City Court.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued a statement supporting the State of Texas’ request that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the electoral votes in four states that went to President-Elect Joseph R. Biden.
Sharon Weston Broome widened her margin of victory in Saturday's runoff by 10 percentage points compared to 2016 when she also faced off against a Republican to secure her first term as mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish.
Voters on Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional amendment that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the LSU Board of Supervisors and three other higher education boards.
Eric Skrmetta won his third and final six-year term on the utility-regulating Public Service Commission on Saturday night.
Luke Letlow, who served as the top aide to outgoing U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, easily won the election Saturday to replace Abraham to represent the sprawling 5th Congressional District.
Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish selected two judges Saturday, one for the appellate court and another for the state district court.
Republicans maintained their 7-5 edge on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council on Saturday, retaining three seats after Democrats forced runoffs in an attempt to shift the parish's governing body to the left.
Sharon Weston Broome won another four years as East Baton Rouge Parish's mayor-president Saturday, defeating former State Rep. Steve Carter in a runoff election.
Once the polls close at 8 p.m., election results for the Baton Rouge area and Louisiana will gradually update. While we wait, here's live commentary from City Hall reporter Blake Paterson.
Louisiana voters will head to the polls once again this weekend to vote on a statewide constitutional amendment, a new East Baton Rouge mayor-president, council members and more.
The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is on track to see its largest turnover in more than a decade, and depending on the results in Saturday's runoff, could see a significant shift in the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats.
RUSTON — Little on the surface distinguishes the two candidates vying for the last undecided race in the U.S. House of Representatives – the runoff is Saturday – in a district that stretches from Bastrop in northeast Louisiana through Bunkie, sout…
Public safety and police pay were the topics that reverberated the loudest during the final debate Thursday night between Democratic incumbent Sharon Weston Broome and former state representative Steve Carter.
The candidates for East Baton Rouge mayor-president will face off tonight in their final debate before Saturday's runoff election.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards secured his re-election last year after a heated battle with Republican Eddie Rispone, who was backed by President Donald Trump. But Edwards is not done politicking yet.
After paying some the highest electricity bills in the nation 13 years ago, Louisiana consumers now pay the lowest rates, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said Wednesday the voter-approved MovEBR program will break ground on 21 jobs in 2021, including seven road construction projects aimed at relieving congestion.
The advertising war between East Baton Rouge mayoral candidates has heated up in recent days, with the incumbent criticizing her rival for a plan to reallocate parks and library funding and the challenger saying his opponent's four years in office…
Newly-elected 19th Judicial District Court Judges Christopher Dassau and Will Jorden won't take the bench until early January, but they haven't been sitting around basking in the glow of their Nov. 3 wins.
As record-breaking as the Nov. 3 election was, Saturday’s runoff is on track for an anemic turnout, if early voting results are any indication.