Gov. John Bel Edwards likely won a short-term boost for his reelection campaign by how he handled preparations for Hurricane Barry, analysts said.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday said Donald Trump was “out of bounds” for comments directed at four congresswomen of color that were condemned as racist by the U.S. House, and called his gubernatorial opponent’s endorsement of the remarks “beyo…
Despite polling as the GOP front-runner in this year's governor's race, Congressman Ralph Abraham has so far done little to close a wide gap between his opponents in the fundraising arena, according to campaign finance reports made public this wee…
Bobby Jindal has been largely absent from Louisiana politics since ending an ill-fated presidential bid in 2015 and leaving office as governor a couple months later. Although he writes a regular column in The Wall Street Journal and has become a s…
Before the storm dominated everyone’s thoughts, last week marked the beginning of a political season that will dominate public conversation for the next dozen weeks.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone on Tuesday blamed the Democratic incumbent for what he says is Louisiana’s lagging behind other Southern states.
Gov. John Bel Edwards took to the stump Tuesday in Lafayette to lay out a stark choice for voters in the governor's race this year, as battle lines in the race are drawn and Edwards' opponents step up their attacks on the incumbent Democrat.
After months of quiet, Louisiana’s gubernatorial campaign lurched into action Tuesday with two candidates making addresses, media campaigns gearing up and the candidates releasing their fundraising figures early.
A day after Gov. John Bel Edwards' campaign released the first statewide TV ad of the governor's race, the Republican Governors Association launched its own TV ad attacking Edwards on taxes and the economy.
The slow-starting governor’s race finally kicked into high gear Monday, slightly more than three months before the Oct. 12 open primary.
The Democratic Attorneys General Association is taking aim at Louisiana General Jeff Landry and several other Republican AGs for their role in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
Gov. John Bel Edwards' campaign on Monday released its first statewide television ad of the 2019 election cycle, highlighting the state's newfound budget stability.
U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy said he hasn’t reconsidered his decision to stay out of the race for governor this year, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be absent from the 2019 election cycle.
So many women already have signed up to run for the Louisiana Legislature this fall that Democrats and Republicans are predicting a sea change in the state’s lawmaking body by the time the votes are counted.
Nationally, if pundits and politicos are to be believed, the political “Year of the Woman,” has been fueled by dislike for President Donald Trump.
As he travels Louisiana seeking support for his gubernatorial bid, Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is spending less time in Washington and casting fewer votes than nearly all of his colleagues.
Ralph Abraham, facing two well-funded opponents in Gov. John Bel Edwards and wealthy businessman Eddie Rispone, has lined up some well-known GOP donors to help raise money in his bid for Louisiana’s governorship.
Ralph Abraham’s campaign for governor has garnered about 20,000 views on Facebook for a stirring political advertisement that features a speech by the late conservative radio personality Paul Harvey extolling the virtues of farmers.
After receiving backlash from parts of his political base for signing a six-week abortion ban into law, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday he is not concerned about losing Democratic support for the move as he runs for re-election this year.
A quirk in Louisiana’s election laws has caused political leaders to change the date of the state’s presidential primary election in 2020 to April 4, nearly a month later than originally planned.
Gov. John Bel Edwards will attend a fundraiser Friday evening for another Democratic candidate for governor in the Deep South—Jim Hood, the current Mississippi attorney general.
Eddie Rispone, the wealthy Baton Rouge businessman-turned-GOP candidate for governor, finds his campaign in a bit of a dust-up over a West Baton Rouge billboard slogan.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is leading his Republican gubernatorial challengers by several points in a new poll, but is still well short of the 50% needed to win re-election.
Underneath a large tent across the street from the State Capitol, the three candidates for Louisiana governor appeared on the same stage together for the first time Wednesday in an effort to court the approval of the state’s powerful oil and gas i…
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards said he has challenged his Republican opponents in the governor's race to three, hour-long televised debates this fall, breaking with the tradition of the last two governors to run for re-election.
Early voting for the May 4 ballot starts Saturday and ends April 27. A number of propositions and runoff elections on the ballot in the Baton Rouge region are listed below.
Attorney General Jeff Landry opposed the state doing business with Citigroup because of America’s fourth largest bank’s gun policy. But he’s willing to take their campaign contribution.
Gov. John Bel Edwards raised the most money for his campaign of any gubernatorial candidate in the first quarter of 2019, but Republican businessman Eddie Rispone reported the largest war chest after lending his campaign more than $10 million from…
Robert Travis Scott was struck by the stark difference between the top two candidates at the Public Affairs Research Council gubernatorial forum in Baton Rouge exactly four years ago.
Despite signs to the contrary, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Saturday he hopes a key House panel next week approves legislation that would boost state aid for public schools by $39 million.
Gov. John Bel Edwards faced one of his Republican gubernatorial challengers for the first time Thursday, squaring off with Congressman Ralph Abraham in a policy-focused forum that touched on health care, infrastructure and taxes.
Gov. John Bel Edwards entered a three-month fundraising blackout for his reelection bid in a strong cash position, with the Democrat's campaign saying Tuesday that he ended the latest donor solicitation period with $10.2 million in the bank.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards may be sitting on millions more in campaign donations than his Republican competitors, but he'll soon be hamstrung in soliciting donations for his reelection bid, unable to fundraise for three months.
Denise Amoroso has secured her seat on the Metro Council until Dec. 31, 2020 — the remaining time left on her late husband's four-year term.
The three announced candidates for governor all have different positions on the future of the death penalty in Louisiana – revealing one of the most striking policy contrasts among them in the race, to date.
Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham took shots at Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards during the Republican gubernatorial candidates' first major public forum together on Thursday.
A number of races and taxes will be on local ballots on Saturday across Louisiana. Here's everything you need to know.
One of Iberville Parish’s next council hopefuls has his sights set on economic development, infrastructure and accessibility. But, first, his sights are set on finishing high school.
Early voting starts Saturday and ends March 23 for the March 30 election. On the ballot in parishes in the Baton Rouge region are a number of special and regular elections and propositions. Runoff elections, if necessary, will be held May 4.
Voters face two choices in the March 30 special election that will decide who finishes the remainder of the late metro councilman Buddy Amoroso's unexpired term.
Voters in large portions of East and West Feliciana parishes and the northern part of Zachary will choose from among five candidates who are largely industry- or state-employed community members pushing for growth as their next state representative.
The candidates campaigning for the vacant District 18 state representative seat come from wildly different backgrounds and political experience, but bring common ideas on what's needed for progress in the region.
Louisiana voters will head to the polls this fall to decide whether Gov. John Bel Edwards will have a second term in office beginning in 2020. But the past week marked a pivotal point in the 2019 race, with campaigns roaring full-steam ahead to El…
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.