MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe City Council chairman Joe "Jay" Marx says he will not seek re-election. The News-Star reports Marx announced his plans in a statement released Monday. Marx says he felt it was time "to let someone else offer their talents to this important leadership role." He said... more »
Congressman Jeff Landry announced his campaign for re-election Monday night in Youngsville. He will now face fellow Congressman, Dr. Charles Boustany in an election this fall. The political battle is due to redistricting, after Boustany's and Landry's individual districts were combined to form the new District 3.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama formally launched his re-election campaign Monday, urging grass-roots supporters central to his first White House run to mobilize again to protect the change he's brought over the past two years. The official start of his second White House bid comes 20 months before the... more »
Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal will formally announce his candidacy for re-election tonight. The event kicks off at 6:00pm and the public is invited to attend. The announcement will be made at the Gouguenheim on West Main Street in New Iberia.
"It's time for me to leave the Legislature, and I'm going to leave on my own accord and my own two feet and on my own terms. That's more than some people can say." --Sen. Troy Hebert, I-Jeanerette, announcing that he won't seek re-election in 2011. Hebert is known for... more »
With less than a month before qualifying begins for elections in Abbeville, Police Chief Rick Coleman announced he will not seek re-election. He says he has enjoyed his job but he is retiring to spend more time with family members.
Republican Sen. David Vitter raised more than $1.2 million for his 2010 re-election campaign from July through September, giving him a strong financial lead over his Democratic rival, Rep. Charlie Melancon (mel-AHN'-sohn), who raised just over $751,000.
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Governor Bobby Jindal will be on the fundraising trail again this week. He is planning three events in Washington, D.C. The governor's office says two of the three events are for Jindal's 2011 re-election campaign.