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…
A city court judge and a Metro Council member are among those expressing strong interest in a 19th Judicial District Court seat that will soon be up for grabs.
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 …
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.