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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 »
  • Runoff Likely in District 3 Congressional Race

    September 26, 2012 10:08 PM

    The candidates for Congressional House District 3 all spoke at a forum Wednesday night in Crowley. It's one of the most interesting and hotly contested races Louisiana has seen, with two Republican incumbents and a Democrat entering late in the race to mix things up. KATC's Political Analyst Dr. Pearson... more »
  • Congressional Redistricting: What it Means for Acadiana

    April 14, 2011 12:02 AM

    With a few hours to spare in the special session, state lawmakers reached a compromise on congressional redistricting that would shrink the state's seven districts down to six. "It's probably not the best situation, but knowing that we were going down to the number six, the most important and... more »
  • Redistricting Could Mean Splitting Up Acadiana

    April 8, 2011 11:39 PM

    It's a widely shared opinion - north and south Louisiana are practically two different states. But some politicians, including Governor Bobby Jindal, are pushing to put northern and southern parishes in the same congressional districts. After the 2010 Census Louisiana lost a congressional district, and must now consolidate from... more »
  • Landry Declared Winner of 3rd Congressional District

    October 2, 2010 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry has handily won the Republican nomination in the 3rd Congressional District and heads to the November general election. Landry defeated former state House Speaker Hunt Downer in Saturday's GOP runoff election after a months-long, attack-laden battle. Landry will face Democrat... 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 »
  • 3rd District Runoff

    August 30, 2010 7:51 PM

    Congressional primaries were held Saturday, but voters in three Acadiana parishes will have to recast their ballot in October. This, after none of the three candidates got 50% of the votes in the US Representative-3rd Congressional District race. Voters in Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary were among 13... more »
  • Real-Time Election Results for August 28th

    August 28, 2010 8:36 PM

    Want real-time election results? Click HERE beginning at 8:00, August 28th. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some of the campaigns were heated but voter interest appeared light for Saturday's congressional party primaries in Louisiana. The only statewide races were for Senate nominations. Incumbent David Vitter was expected to easily win... 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 »
  • Congressional Primary This Saturday

    August 26, 2010 12:50 PM

    Louisiana Primary Elections are Saturday August 28. Registered Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians statewide will vote for U.S. Senators and Representatives that will run in the November general election. Polls are open 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Vote at your regular voting precinct. CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY ELECTION SATURDAY AUGUST 28 STATEWIDE:... more »
  • Early Voting for Congressional Primaries

    August 13, 2010 6:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - It's already time to vote in Louisiana. Early voting for Louisiana's Aug. 28 party primaries for congressional candidates begins Saturday. Secretary of State Jay Dardenne's office says registered voters who want to make their choice early can vote at any parish registrar of voters office.... more »
  • Congressional bill to send $400M to Louisiana

    August 6, 2010 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana stands to receive more than $400 million in new health care and education aid from a pending $26 billion stimulus bill in Congress, but lawmakers and lobbyists sizing up the cash may be disappointed if they're angling for new spending plans. The money will... more »
  • Congressional Investigation Into Oil Rig Explosion

    April 27, 2010 5:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers have asked the owner and operator of the oil rig that exploded last week in the Gulf of Mexico for documents as part of a congressional investigation into the accident. The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California, and... more »

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