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  • La. Democratic voter registration below 50 percent

    August 15, 2011 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - For the first time in modern history, Democrats no longer hold a majority of Louisiana's registered voters. The Advocate reported that voter statistics show Democratic registration has dipped below 50 percent for the first time since 1957 - the earliest date that records cover. The... more »
  • AG Caldwell to switch to the GOP

    February 1, 2011 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democratic Attorney General Buddy Caldwell plans to switch parties this week, becoming the latest high-profile Louisiana defection to the GOP, according to persons with knowledge of the situation. Caldwell, who is up for re-election this year, is Louisiana's only Democratic statewide elected official. He's supported... more »
  • New Executive Director Of The Louisiana Democratic Party

    July 12, 2010 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Renee Lapeyrolerie (lap-uh-ROLL-er-REE) has been named executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party. She'll manage day-to-day party operations. Lapeyrolerie served as political director for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign. She also worked on the 2003 campaign of former Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Mitch Landrieu's... more »
  • Democratic Leaders Concerned About Safety

    March 24, 2010 4:38 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democratic leaders on Wednesday said they are concerned about the personal safety of lawmakers because of threats linked to intense opposition to the health care overhaul law. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said the FBI and Capitol Police briefed Democrats on how to handle perceived... more »
  • Representative Troy Hebert Switches Parties

    March 17, 2010 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An Iberia Parish state senator has left the Democratic Party and become the Senate's only member independent of a political party. Sen. Troy Hebert of Jeanerette says he changed to no party affiliation because he wants the freedom to support... more »
  • Blanco in New Leadership Role

    March 16, 2010 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco has joined the leadership ranks of the Louisiana Democratic Party. Blanco was named to the party's executive committee by Party Chairman Buddy Leach. As part of the executive committee, Blanco will help make decisions on the... more »

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