Running for Congress in 2014 as a political outsider, Dr. Ralph Abraham made a pledge that resonated with voters in his conservative northeast Louisiana district: He would not collect his salary if he went to Washington.
About half of Louisiana voters -- including 67 percent of Democrats, 43 percent of independents and 38 percent of Republicans — approve of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ job performance as he heads into what’s expected to be a tough re-election battle thi…
The company whose multimillion-dollar contract award to replace Louisiana's voting machines was scrapped said Wednesday it won't sue over the cancellation. But the avoidance of litigation won't immediately restart the state's stalled work to updat…
Louisiana won’t get new voting machines in time for next year's big elections, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
Dadrius Lanus has joined his friend Tramelle Howard as the newest and youngest members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, a board filled with incumbents responsible for the public school system they’ve spent the past few months challenging.
After East Baton Rouge Parish voters approved a tax increase to fund a mental health crisis center beginning in the year 2020, philanthropists and the mayor's office hope to find a way to set up the center faster.
A pair of tax proposals for road improvements and a mental health facility cruised to easy victories in Saturday's election.
Kyle Ardoin, the bureaucratic caretaker who initially wasn’t going to run for the office, was elected Saturday night as Louisiana’s Secretary of State.
A half-cent sales tax to pay for road improvements and a 1.5-mill property tax to open a mental health crisis center have both taken commanding leads as officials count Saturday's votes.
Baton Rouge residents hit the polls Saturday to elect Louisiana's secretary of state and decide the fate of a few local tax proposals and local seats.
Ascension Parish voters turned out on a dreary day Saturday to adopt a new 1-mill property tax to finance the parish's animal shelter and animal control services and build a new home for both operations, complete but unofficial results show.
Polls are open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday as Louisiana votes for its Secretary of State and decides a number of local elections.
With less than a year left before the next Louisiana governor's election, a number of candidates have announced their candidacy while far more have declared they won't run.
Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is running for governor against Gov. John Bel Edwards next year, the two-term congressman announced on Wednesday — the latest development in a rapidly congealing election less than a year away.
While much attention recently has been placed on next year’s gubernatorial campaign, voters will decide Saturday on the state official who will run that election.
With the most prominent potential contender officially out of the race, Louisiana Republicans appear to be left without a well-known figure to challenge Gov. John Bel Edwards less than a year away from Election Day.
Rickie Collins wasn’t surprised when his niece, Gwen Collins-Greenup, flew under the radar of the Louisiana politico class yet won a spot at the top of Saturday’s ballot.
While Republicans are angling to find an opponent to challenge the reelection of the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, some of the GOP’s biggest names are aligning with Gov. John Bel Edwards.
With a major election year approaching, Louisiana's work to replace voting machines it bought 13 years ago has remained stalled for months, amid bid-rigging allegations, a voided contract award, and claims of political meddling.
In her 12 years on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Vereta Lee has engaged many political fights, but she is in perhaps her toughest yet as she battles for re-election to the district representing much of the northern part of the parish.
Attorney General Jeff Landry's recent announcement that he will run for re-election next year put an end to speculation that Landry was gearing up to run for governor, but it also has set the stage for another possible hotly contested statewide race.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has gotten notable buy-in for her proposed MovEBR road tax from business leaders and elected officials parishwide. But is their support and the public's frustration with traffic pileups enough to get voters to …
Crystal Harris tries to follow her usual routine, even when she finds herself sitting in jail dealing with a nervous breakdown.
Long-planned upgrades to Prevost Memorial Hospital in Donaldsonville are expected to get underway sometime next year after western Ascension Parish voters on Nov. 6 rejected a proposal to cut the hospital's sales tax.
East Baton Rouge Parish voters will have an opportunity to start casting ballots on two parishwide tax proposals and a slate of runoff elections when early voting kicks off Saturday.
Below are some of the runoff races and propositions in the Baton Rouge region. Click on geauxvote.com for the full list of candidates and propositions.
A state House candidate has been advised that she could be penalized if she uses her campaign fund to pay for a babysitter when she's hitting up fundraisers, forums and other stops on the campaign trail.
In a Daily Caller interview, President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday, without presenting evidence, that fraudsters had cast ballots in the Nov. 6 election, changed their shirts to disguise themselves and voted again.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has ended speculation that he might mount a run for governor next year by announcing Wednesday that he will seek a second term as attorney general.
Incumbent Vereta Lee and challenger Dadrius Lanus traded jabs at a forum Tuesday over who’s backing their campaigns and about their respective teaching experience during their first debate since they faced off a week ago at the polls. They are in …
CONVENT — A recount Tuesday found St. James Parish School Board member Dianne Spencer retained her District 5 seat by the same 4-vote margin that emerged in election returns last week, parish officials said.
A district court judge has ordered another election to be held for the Maringouin's mayor's race after the current mayor claimed her re-election bid was thwarted by a mere 4 votes because 11 people were allowed to vote illegally in last week’s election.
The state Democratic Party may have endorsed another candidate in last week’s Secretary of State primary, but party leadership this week is reaching out to Gwen Collins-Greenup, who surprised politicos across the state by scoring a spot in the Dec…
Saying grace was the only difference from other family gatherings when a couple of dozen members of the Collins-Greenup clan gathered near Clinton on Tuesday to watch election returns.
Voters in Central sent a clear message in Tuesday's election: They wanted across-the-board change in the city's leadership.
CONVENT — St. James Parish School Board member Dianne Spencer holds a four-vote lead over Patricia Heary "Ducy" Schexnayder, and the challenger said she isn’t ready to concede just yet.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and prese…
As the final Election Day 2018 results were tabulated across Louisiana, there were no major upsets in the southern part of the state. But the outcomes of a few races are sure to raise some eyebrows.
Backed by high-spending outside groups, Tramelle Howard knocked off incumbent Kenyetta Nelson-Smith on Tuesday, vaulting the 28-year-old onto the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to represent District 3.
Mayor David Amrhein will spend another four years at the helm of Zachary City Hall after winning a third term Tuesday night, according to complete, but unofficial election results.
Michael Gaudet won a new term Tuesday on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, cementing his victory in a special election a year ago for the District 7 seat.
Voters returned Evelyn Ware-Jackson on Tuesday to the East Baton Rouge Parish School for a third time as she defeated challenger Cliff Lewis to represent District 5.
Buoyed by more than $100,000 in outside spending on his behalf, educator Dadrius Lanus on Tuesday forced long-serving incumbent Vereta Lee into a Dec. 8 runoff in the District 2 race for the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
WASHINGTON — Voters in all six of Louisiana’s congressional districts re-elected their incumbent congressmen, sending the state’s five Republicans and one Democrat back to Washington for new two-year terms.
Central's longtime top administrator will now serve as the city's elected leader as David Barrow carried Tuesday's election for mayor.
WASHINGTON — Voters are sending House Majority Whip Steve Scalise back to D.C. for a sixth term in Congress, picking the incumbent over a field of five challengers in Tuesday’s election.
Louisiana has one statewide position on the Election 2018 ballot Tuesday, a special election to fill a secretary of state seat vacated because of a sexual harassment scandal, but the crowded primary competition has lacked the attention-grabbing na…
Two delayed openings of precincts on Election Day have prompted Louisiana Democrats to call for an extension of voting hours in two Louisiana parishes.