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  • Opelousas Chief of Police Candidates Speak on Past Arrest Records

    September 29, 2014 2:14 AM

    Election time is right around the corner, and both the voters and candidates in one race are speaking out. Voters in St. Landry Parish are concerned about the backgrounds of the men running for Opelousas chief of police. A KATC investigation into the candidates found two of the... more »
  • Louisiana's 3 US Senate candidates all on stage

    August 2, 2014 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's three contenders for the U.S. Senate are having a rare campaign moment on stage together. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her two Republican challengers - Congressman Bill Cassidy and tea party favorite Rob Maness - make their campaign pitches Saturday to Louisiana's municipal leaders.... more »
  • Campaign grind takes its toll on GOP candidates

    March 22, 2012 6:49 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a good thing the GOP presidential race slows down from here: The candidates are even more tired than the voters. And, boy, does it show. Mitt Romney, who scaled back his public schedule this week to get a break, has slept in his own bed just... more »
  • Candidates spar before key Miss., Ala. primaries

    March 12, 2012 6:15 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Sunday nudged rival Newt Gingrich to step aside, arguing a head-to-head contest between himself and Mitt Romney should "occur sooner rather than later." A defiant Gingrich predicted victories in Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and called Romney the weakest... more »
  • GOP candidates wade into food stamp debate

    January 9, 2012 9:41 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Politicians normally shy away from saying they want to cut food stamps, but this year's Republican presidential candidates are using domestic food aid as an example of a welfare state gone awry. Supporters of the program say it is one of the most reliable safety nets for... more »
  • Candidates head into final full day of campaigning

    October 21, 2011 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Friday is the last full day of campaigning for candidates seeking to snare votes and support in Saturday's election. Five statewide races are on the ballot, dozens of legislative races, local contests and five constitutional amendments. Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to easily win a... more »
  • Live Debates Kick Off Campaign Season

    September 13, 2011 11:26 PM

    Campaign season is here and candidates have hit the ground running. Acadiana's Open Channel kicked off this election period with the first live debate to be broadcast, which started at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Six candidates had 90 seconds per question to make their opinions heard. Tuesday's debate included House... more »
  • Louisiana Candidates Make Final Pitches to Voters

    November 1, 2010 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The debates are done. The campaign ads are in constant rotation. Now, candidates are making final swings around Louisiana to persuade people to show up to the polls Tuesday, in an election where the optimistic voter turnout expectation is only 35 percent. At the top... more »
  • One More Time, but with Fewer Candidates

    October 28, 2010 7:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A night after six Senate candidates took part in a debate on one New Orleans television station, another station airs the second and last major candidate debate with the two best known candidates. Republican incumbent David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, are to... more »
  • Attack-Heavy Campaigning For Republican Candidates Southeast LA Congressional Seat

    September 29, 2010 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The attack-heavy campaigning by the Republican candidates for a southeast Louisiana congressional seat has intensified in the days leading to Saturday's election. Hunt Downer's campaign has launched a series of differing jabs at his opponent and the front-runner, New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry. Downer's campaign... more »
  • 8 Candidates Vying for Lt. Governor's Seat

    September 27, 2010 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A crowded field of candidates is jockeying to fill the Louisiana lieutenant governor's seat and to be one step away from the governor's mansion But any winner in Saturday's special election will have to run again next year to hang onto the post. Eight candidates are... more »
  • Candidates for U.S. Senate Political Forum Tonight in Crowley

    September 8, 2010 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Candidates for U.S. Senate have made their first appearance at a political forum, a sign that the state campaign season is heating up. Incumbent Sen. David Vitter, the Republican nominee on the Nov. 2 ballot, received the endorsement of the New Orleans area Alliance for Good... more »
  • Primary Preview

    August 27, 2010 7:33 PM

    Polls across Louisiana will open at 6am Saturday morning. Acadiana voters will decide on three races, including the 3rd Congressional District Seat. Three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination: Hunt Downer of Houma, Jeff Landry , and Kristian Magar , both of New Iberia. All three candidates say... more »
  • Candidates Residency

    July 16, 2010 6:26 AM

    In Opelousas a man is thrown out of the City Council race. A judge ruling....Keith Scott can not run for Alderman District Represent "D" in the October election. The judge ruled Scott does not live the district. With this ruling.....incumbent Reggie Tatum wins the seat out right.
  • Statewide/Multi-Parish Candidates For August 28 Election

    July 9, 2010 4:57 PM

    U.S. Senator Democratic(1 to be elected) Neeson J. Chauvin Jr. Cary J. Deaton "Charlie" Melancon Libertarian (1 to be elected) Anthony Gentile Randall Todd Hayes Republican (1 to be elected) Nick J. Accardo David Vitter U.S. Representive 3rd Congeressional District Republican(1 to... more »
  • Candidates Signing Up

    July 8, 2010 11:49 AM

    Candidates are signing up through Friday to run in the fall elections. The first party primary is Aug. 28 for the congressional races, with a primary runoff Oct. 2. For non-congressional races, the open primary is Oct. 2. The general election for all races is Nov. 2. Incumbents are marked... more »
  • Candidates Who Have Qualified

    July 7, 2010 6:54 PM

    Candidates are signing up through Friday to run in the fall elections. The first party primary is Aug. 28 for the congressional races, with a primary runoff Oct. 2. For non-congressional races, the open primary is Oct. 2. The general election for all races is Nov. 2. Incumbents are marked... more »
  • First Candidates To Sign Up

    July 7, 2010 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three incumbent congressmen were among the first candidates to sign up for their races on the opening day of qualifying. Republican U.S. Reps. Joseph Cao of New Orleans, Rodney Alexander of Quitman and Charles Boustany of Lafayette registered for their re-election bids Wednesday morning. One... more »
  • Jindal Welcomes Potential Republican Presidential Candidates

    April 9, 2010 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is welcoming several potential Republican presidential candidates to his state while insisting that he won't be joining them in the 2012 race. Addressing the Southern Republican Leadership Conference on Friday, Jindal said, "I am not running for president of the United States.... more »

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