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  • Former congressional candidate arrested

    November 13, 2012 4:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police have arrested former congressional candidate Gary Landrieu on an aggravated battery charge. Police say 54-year-old Gary Landrieu, the cousin of Mayor Mitch Landrieu and U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. Monday after voluntarily surrendering to police. Police say Landrieu... more »
  • DA drops charges against former sheriff candidate

    May 23, 2012 9:01 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Charges against former St. Helena Parish sheriff candidate Frederick D. Bell of Kentwood for alleged insurance fraud and theft have been rejected by the district attorney's office. Assistant District Attorney Angel Monistere tells The Advocate the charges were dropped based on insufficient evidence. The 36-year-old Bell... more »
  • Milton Forum Has Big Races, Including Lafayette Sheriff

    September 29, 2011 11:39 PM

    The Milton Civic Center hosted a "Meet the Candidate" forum Thursday night. Candidates for Division M Family Court Judget, Kay Gautreaux, Marshall Montgomery and Susan Theall attended, as well as candidates for City-Parish Council District 8, Keith Patin (I) and Craig Spikes, and District 9, William Theriot (I) and Walter... more »
  • State Rep. District 42 Candidates Face-Off in Crowley

    September 21, 2011 11:15 PM

    Candidates in Acadia Parish had the chance to go head to head Wednesday night. The forum included candidates for State Representative District 42, Jack Montoucet and Anthony Emmons, candidates for Acadia Tax assessor, Mike Goss and James Petitjean, Clerk of Court competitors Robert Barousse and Larry Lege, as well as... more »
  • Are Politician's Statements Degrading Toward St. Martinville?

    September 6, 2011 11:13 PM

    A political candidate takes aim at one Acadiana city, and Tuesday night some city leaders fire back. It's a back-and-forth between State House of Representatives District 96 candidate Raymond "Shoe-Do" Lewis and the City of St. Martinville. Is it a political game, an insult, or maybe just words of... more »
  • Final Candidate Forum for District 22 Race

    January 18, 2011 11:42 PM

    Tuesday night was the last chance for State Senate District 22 candidates to get their messages out to a large group of people. The Iberia Chamber of Commerce hosted the public forum at the Sliman Theater in New Iberia. Each of the six candidates were given a few minutes... more »
  • GOP candidate apologizes to Morgan Freeman over ad

    November 1, 2010 9:54 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina congressional candidate apologized Monday night to Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman after falsely claiming that the actor had done a voiceover for a campaign ad. Republican B.J. Lawson's campaign blamed a political consulting firm for duping it into believing Morgan had done the ad.... more »
  • Former Presidential Candidate talks Moratorium, jobs

    October 19, 2010 6:19 PM

    The aftermath of an offshore drilling moratorium is a growing concern in southern Louisiana. Many are asking what rules and regulations we're going to be left with. According to some oil and gas advocates, those haven't been set in stone yet. Former GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee spoke to some... more »
  • GOP Leader Creates Division as Candidate

    October 10, 2010 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The only direct attacks launched against a candidate in the lieutenant governor's race were by state GOP Chairman Roger Villere against a fellow Republican. Villere failed to make the runoff, and he's back to urging people to vote for Republican candidates - including the one... more »
  • Republican Candidate Hunt Downer Will Remain in Race

    August 31, 2010 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican candidate Hunt Downer says he won't end his bid for the GOP nomination in the southeastern Louisiana-based 3rd Congressional District, despite suggestions he should drop out. Downer, a former Louisiana House speaker, fell far behind opponent Jeff Landry in last week's Republican primary. Landry... more »
  • Angelle on Lt. Governor's Race

    August 20, 2010 5:59 PM

    The latest poll released by Southern Media & Opinion Research, shows Secretary of State Jay Dardenne leading the Lieutenant Governor's race over musician Sammy Kershaw. But what does the current Lt. Governor have to say about the position that was almost eliminated? KATC caught up with Scott Angelle in Eunice... more »
  • Caddo Parish School Board Candidate Arrested

    August 4, 2010 4:23 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Caddo Parish School Board candidate has been booked with felony theft and practicing law after being disbarred. Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says Ronnie K. Banks Sr. was being held Wednesday in lieu of $35,000 bond. She says a 70-year-old woman reported hiring Banks in December... more »
  • NH GOP Candidate Says Bikini Fundraiser Scrapped

    June 28, 2010 9:15 PM

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Republican running for New Hampshire governor says plans are being scrapped to hold a campaign fundraiser that was to feature a bikini contest. A spokesman for John Stephen said Friday that the campaign had no idea the contest was planned as part of a barbecue... more »

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