Stand for Children once again looks to be a big player in races for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
A year out from election day, Gov. John Bel Edwards has drawn his first official Republican opponent in the 2019 governor's race, but other potential challengers remain mum on their official plans.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Louisiana has agreed to pay nearly $150,000 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against a former Republican secretary of state who resigned in May, the state's highest public official felled by accusations during the #MeToo movement.
Louisiana is voiding a multimillion-dollar contract award to replace thousands of voting machines after a key official in Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration found flaws in the vendor selection.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
With less than a month to go before the Nov. 6 election for secretary of state, the top of the ballot is still a contest between nine little-known candidates, all of whom don’t have enough money to become known before voting starts.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday drew his first Republican challenger in next year's governor's race, a deep-pocketed Baton Rouge businessman who said he's ready to spend millions of dollars challenging the Democratic incumbent.
Monday, October 08, 2018
Candidates for secretary of state promised Monday to remove a taint of scandal the interim holder of that office says doesn’t really exist.
Saturday, October 06, 2018
A casual observer of the Secretary of State’s race — and that includes pretty much everyone — could be forgiven for mistaking George Soros as the leading candidate.
Monday, October 01, 2018
A conservative organization funded by the Koch network launched a digital ad Monday aimed at ending Louisiana's law that allows split juries to convict people of serious felony crimes, an outreach effort that puts the group at odds with some of it…
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Election opponents of Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin are crying foul over an official letter he wrote reassuring elderly participants in a program that allows absentee voting by mail.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
The thought of San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi becoming speaker of the U.S. House “should scare all Americans,” GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said last week when asked what would happen if the Republicans lost their 23-seat majority in th…
Saturday, September 15, 2018
There are still 13 months before the primary, but Attorney General Jeff Landry says there’s no time to waste. He wants Louisiana Republicans to fall into line behind one strong candidate, preferably without too much pushing and shoving, and focus …
Saturday, September 08, 2018
CLINTON — Billy Burkette received international attention for his campaign earlier this summer when he was led away in handcuffs after officially signing up to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress.
Friday, September 07, 2018
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin defended the selection of a vendor to replace Louisiana's years-old voting machines, saying Friday that the evaluation process was done "with a view to ensuring fairness to all participants."
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
East Baton Rouge residents who want to cast ballots in this year's congressional races, local elections and a pair of tax decisions still have time to register to vote.
Saturday, September 01, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Louisiana is delaying contract negotiations with the winning bidder for the state's voting machine replacement work, while it considers a protest of the contract award.
Monday, August 27, 2018
Two Republican candidates for Secretary of State in this fall’s election received a top award from Louisiana Family Forum, an influential conservative evangelical group.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Led by U.S. Sen John N. Kennedy and Attorney General Jeff Landry, Louisiana Republicans have spent much of the summer reminding party faithful of how their positions differ from those held by a Democratic governor — the only one in the Deep South …
Just last fall prosecutor Chris Hester and lawyer Johnell Matthews found themselves in a six-candidate field, hoping to fill a vacant seat on Baton Rouge City Court.
Friday, August 24, 2018
One of the losing bidders for Louisiana's voting machine replacement work wants a re-do, saying the bid process was "irresponsibly rushed and fundamentally flawed."
Monday, August 20, 2018
The up to $95 million price tag estimated by the company chosen for Louisiana's lucrative voting machine replacement contract may have caused a bit of sticker shock, but the projection remains tens of millions of dollars cheaper than plans pitched…
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Just a month ago, when the nine candidates for the secretary of state’s race were getting their names on the Nov. 6 ballot, their narratives were all pap bromides that sound good but have little to do with the job.
Sunday, August 05, 2018
On the “Talk Louisiana” radio show last week, Republican Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser was unapologetic about his willingness to work with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Monday, July 23, 2018
The book on interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s nightstand for leisurely bedtime reading is “The Plot to Hack America.”
The wife of a former Baton Rouge police chief, a parent active in the fight against St. George, and five others working at Baton Rouge schools are making bids to serve on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, challenging six incumbents in the …
Saturday, July 21, 2018
SCOTT — On a recent Saturday, hundreds of motorcycles rolled through Acadiana — with a curious figure at the head of the pack on his own 2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle.
Friday, July 20, 2018
In the final moments before qualifying for the November election ended Friday, interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin reversed previous statements that he would not run and joined the race.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Incumbent Congressmen Steve Scalise, Garret Graves and Clay Higgins picked up more opponents Thursday in what was a relatively quiet day for candidates to officially sign up for the November elections.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Both New Orleans-area congressmen and Acadiana’s U.S. House representative picked up opponents on the first day of qualifying for the November elections.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards extolled the virtues of former Gov. Kathleen Blanco to the New Light Missionary Baptist Church Sunday, recounting a career of not only her government initiatives but her unpublicized individual acts of kindness.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
For years, Baton Rouge pollster Bernie Pinsonat had been disappointed by the results of annual polls he ran about the Secretary of State.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A Democratic political group launched a legal campaign Wednesday to create additional majority-minority congressional district in Louisiana and two other Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters.
Monday, June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON — States can target people who haven't cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections.
Monday, June 04, 2018
Replacing the states's 10,000 election day and early voting machines will cost up to $60 million, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said Monday.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Sunday, May 06, 2018
From the speaker of the House to the mayor of Turkey Creek, literally dozens of politicos are floating their names as the next Secretary of State.
Friday, April 27, 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
Louisiana's elections will be getting a face-lift over the next few years, with plans underway to replace the state's decade-old bulky voting machines with sleeker, smaller equipment and beefed-up technology.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The five lawyers vying for the Division B judge's seat in the 18th Judicial District Court say their backgrounds and knowledge of the legal system gives them the acumen it will take to best serve on the bench.
Friday, March 09, 2018
Voters in the Baton Rouge area go to the polls on March 24 to decide several races and propositions. A runoff election, if needed, is scheduled April 28. The propositions and special elections are listed below.
Friday, January 05, 2018
Baton Rouge lawyer Fred Crifasi, a former law partner of retiring 19th Judicial District Judge Tony Marabella Jr., learned Friday that he'll replace Marabella when the veteran judge retires May 1.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
The three-day candidate qualifying period kicks off Wednesday for a pair of seats on the 18th and 19th Judicial District Court benches.
Monday, December 18, 2017
A special election to fill the legislative seat of Chris Broadwater is scheduled for Feb. 17, House Speaker Taylor Barras said in a proclamation Monday.