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.
Sunday, August 05, 2018
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.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
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.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Bloomberg’s called Tuesday’s special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama a “Hobson’s choice” for the Republicans because of the party’s association with Roy Moore, the 70-year-old Republican candidate recently accused of hitting on teenage …
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Though few voters and reporters paid heed, the recent state treasurer’s race gave us a preview of how things might play out in the 2019 gubernatorial election.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
A comparative handful of voters Saturday chose Covington businessman John Schroder to be the state’s treasurer for the next two years.
It's Election Day in Louisiana. And you can view complete results for the biggest races in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.
Early voting for the Nov. 18 election starts Friday and ends Nov. 11. Voters may cast ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except Sunday, Nov. 5, and the Veterans Day holiday on Nov. 10). A number of runoff elections are on the ballot, as well as l…
Friday, November 17, 2017
Voters across Louisiana will turn out Saturday to elect a new state treasurer, as well as weigh in on local races and tax initiatives.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The dénouement of an 11-month race to choose a new state treasurer will come Saturday when Louisiana voters – though not many – will cast ballots.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Later this week, voting machines will be moved from their secured warehouses to 3,904 precincts around the state.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Secretary of State Tom Schedler seems downright depressed about the Nov. 18 runoff, when only one of 10 voters are expected to participate in deciding who handles the state’s money. Not a taciturn fellow, Schedler laments democracy’s future and sh…
Baton Rouge City Court runoff candidate Judy Moore Vendetto says that after working more than two decades in the "background" as a 19th Judicial District Court law clerk she feels she's ready now to move on to serving a different role in the "for…
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
A local private investigator accused of trying to illegally obtain then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's unreleased tax returns should be barred from arguing to a jury that he did so for ethical reasons, federal prosecutors contend.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Democrat vying to be Louisiana's next treasurer is asking the state ethics board to waive a $2,100 fine for not filing his campaign finance report on time, saying difficulty associated with his paralysis delayed the filing.
Monday, October 16, 2017
With the six-person race for a vacant Baton Rouge City Court seat pared down to two Saturday night, runoff candidates Judy Moore Vendetto and Chris Hester were back on the campaign trail Monday touting their qualifications and trying to woo voters…
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Perhaps feeling that voters are reaching the end of their tolerance for dysfunctional government, Louisiana House members of both parties gathered Thursday to talk about how to deal with the impending “fiscal cliff.”
Craig Greene, a Baton Rouge orthopedic surgeon making his first bid for public office, won Saturday’s election to the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
Early voting for the Oct. 14 election began Saturday and ends Oct. 7. The ballots include the state treasurer's race, three constitutional amendments, and the District 2 seat on the Public Service Commission. Also, there are a number of propositio…
Friday, October 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
The four candidates in Saturday’s special election agree that River Parishes’ House District 58 has more than the usual numbers of refineries and chemical plants, yet the residents reap few benefits from the proximity of so much industry.
Monday, October 09, 2017
Polls indicate that roughly a quarter of the state’s registered voters are heading into Saturday’s election not only undecided but unsure who the candidates for state treasurer are.