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  • Louisiana's Primary Could Make a Difference This Year

    January 30, 2012 11:21 PM

    Historically, a presidential nominee has already emerged by the time Louisiana holds a primary election. But this year could be different, and Louisiana's primary could actually matter this time around. As the Republican National Convention nears,with no one candidate as a clear nominee, it's more apparent that every vote... more »
  • District 22 Election Will Likely Change State Senate

    January 21, 2011 11:29 PM

    Saturday is the special election in Iberia and St. Martin Parishes for key State Senate seat, District 22. And it's an important one, because the outcome will mean big changes in Louisiana's State Senate. The District 22 seat has been held by a Democrat, but after Saturday, it's most... 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 »
  • Jindal among Republican governors attending rally

    October 27, 2010 6:24 PM

    OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - Republican governors from three southern states are in Wisconsin to rally voters behind the governor's campaign of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appeared at a rally Wednesday in suburban Milwaukee that drew... more »
  • Fayard raises more, outspends Dardenne

    October 26, 2010 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democrat Caroline Fayard outpaced Republican Jay Dardenne in fundraising for the lieutenant governor's race in the latest campaign finance reports. But she's also burned through cash faster than Dardenne, leaving her with less money in her account. Fayard reported bringing in $383,000 in contributions from... 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 »
  • Jindal Traveling to New York to Meet Fellow Republican Governor

    October 14, 2010 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to New York to meet with his fellow Republican governors, after a stop in New Hampshire to stump for a GOP gubernatorial candidate. Jindal's office says the governor was in New Hampshire on Thursday to attend a campaign event... 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 »
  • Jindal Attending Republican Governor's Summit

    September 20, 2010 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is meeting with his fellow Republican governors in Ohio. Jindal's office says the governor was traveling to Cincinnati on Monday to attend the Republican Governor's Association Policy Summit. He'll return to Baton Rouge on Tuesday. On the agenda are discussions about federal... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 2012 Republican Convention Will Be Held In Tampa, Florida

    August 6, 2010 2:14 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Republican National Committee has made its 2012 convention city official. The committee voted to approve a plan to hold its presidential nomination convention in Tampa, Fla. It was a formality. The RNC had announced the decision earlier. Florida is a crucial swing state -... more »
  • Republican Senator Says he Backs Birther Lawsuits

    July 12, 2010 7:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship in court. Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town hall-style event in Metairie, La., on Sunday when a constituent asked what he would do about what... more »
  • Tea Party Shaping Republican Party, Fall Faceoffs

    June 11, 2010 4:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The tea party movement shows some growing pains, but it still wields remarkable powers to shape the Republican Party and set up a fall election with unconventional candidates and stark choices for voters. In two high-profile primary elections Tuesday, establishment GOP candidates were stunned by come-from-behind winners... 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 »
  • Porn Star: Democrat To Republican

    April 6, 2010 5:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana-born porn star says that if she goes through with a run for the U.S. Senate, she'll run as a Republican. In a Tuesday news release making light of a recent Republican spending controversy, Stormy Daniels notes that the Republican National Committee picked up a... more »
  • State Head Republican Running For Lt. Governor

    March 30, 2010 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the state Republican Party announced Tuesday that he is running for lieutenant governor this fall. Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere said he was launching a campaign focused on economic development, tourism promotion and conservative values. "We need strong, principled leaders who... more »
  • Texas Republican Shouts "Baby Killer" During Debate

    March 22, 2010 4:42 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer acknowledged Monday that he is the lawmaker who shouted out "baby killer" during a floor speech by Rep. Bart Stupak, an anti-abortion Democrat whose vote was crucial to passage of the Democratic health care bill Sunday evening. Neugebauer, in his third term... more »
  • Boustany part of health summit

    February 25, 2010 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana Republican will be among dozens of Congress members attending the White House health care summit. Rep. Charles Boustany, a physician from southwestern Louisiana, opposes the plan backed by President Obama and Democratic members of Congress. Among Boustany's proposals is a plan to allow individuals... more »
  • Vitter holds fund-raising lead

    October 16, 2009 12:08 PM

    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. The figures are in campaign finance report summaries filed with the Federal... more »
  • Obama aide accuses Fox of operating as GOP arm

    October 12, 2009 1:20 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - One of President Barack Obama's top aides says Fox News Channel acts like a wing of the Republican Party. White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday that Fox News operates "almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of... more »
  • Letterman threw spitballs from his own glass house

    October 7, 2009 9:38 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Turns out David Letterman doesn't just live on a TV show. He also lives in a glass house, where for years he's hurled comedy zingers at misbehaving politicians, even as he brashly engaged in hanky-panky of his own. In March 2008, Letterman was taking potshots at... more »

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