Congressman Ralph Abraham says he's looking at the option of running for governor in 2019
Posted on 12/12/2017 11:45:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
There's been some buzz of late about the possibility of Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish running for governor in 2019. He would join other potential GOP candidates going up against Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards such as US Senator John Kennedy, AG Jeff Landry and Congressman Garret Graves.
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Former Gov. Blanco in the fight for her life after being diagnosed with liver cancer
Posted on 12/10/2017 11:15:00 AM.
Former Governor Kathleen Blanco has disclosed that her previously diagnosed eye cancer has spread to her liver and she says there's no cure. Blanco says she has a difficult battle ahead of her.
 
"I have begun a treatment program that hopefully, over time, will quell these cancer demons," Blanco said in a letter to Louisiana residents. "No treatments have yet been identified to actually cure this type of melanoma, so a variety of treatments will likely be necessary over time." 
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Senator Sharon Hewitt calls for investigation into sexual harassment polices
Posted on 11/29/2017 3:52:00 PM.
State Senator Sharon Hewitt of Slidell is asking for a full audit of the state’s sexual harassment policies including the hiring of Johnny Anderson who served as the governor’s chief of staff for programming and planning. Anderson resigned last week amid accusations of sexual harassment. Hewitt says Anderson’s past is easy to find and wonders why Governor Edwards hired him in the first place.
 
 
 
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Governor Edwards disappointed with low voter turnout in recent elections
Posted on 11/25/2017 10:35:00 AM.

On Governor John Bel Edwards’ monthly call in radio show, Ask the Governor, he voiced his frustration with the 13% turnout for the November 14th election. Edwards says there were important elections like the state treasurer's race, New Orleans mayoral runoff and a state representative seat in St. Tammany Parish.
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Former aide to governor denies sexual harassment allegations
Posted on 11/24/2017 2:47:00 PM.

An aide to Governor Edwards has resigned as a result of sexual harassment allegations. The news of Johnny Anderson’s resignation occurred when many are focused on a four-day holiday. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says political action committees will remind voters when Edwards runs for re-election in two years.
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Governor Edwards' staff member resigns over sexual harassment allegations
Posted on 11/23/2017 7:07:00 AM.
A member of the governor's staff has resigned as a result of sexual harassment allegations. LaPolitics.com learned Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Planning Johnny Anderson turned in his resignation on Wednesday. Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Carbo said in a statement that they take these allegations very seriously.
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Governor seeks campaign donations on 2nd anniversary of his election
Posted on 11/21/2017 2:28:00 PM.

Two years ago today, John Bel Edwards was elected as Louisiana’s 56th governor. Edwards’ approval ratings are solid, but political analyst Clancy Dubos says there’s no guarantee the Democrat from Amite will be re-elected.
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Gov. Edwards announces 2,000 jobs coming to NOLA
Posted on 11/13/2017 3:11:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that 2,000 new jobs will be created as DXC Technology will open a digital transformation center in January of 2018 in New Orleans. Edwards says this has been in the works for over two years and is a great addition to the state.
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This time in 2019, Louisiana voters will cast their ballot for Governor
Posted on 11/13/2017 3:30:00 AM.

This week, two years from now, voters will cast their ballots for Louisiana’s next governor. Current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is planning to run again. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry could challenge Edwards and tensions between the two continue to escalate. He says expect GOP leaders to keep attacking the governor on various issues.
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Two years from now, Louisiana voters likely getting ready for a gubernatorial runoff
Posted on 10/17/2017 11:24:00 AM.

Two years from now, Louisiana voters will likely be gearing up for a gubernatorial runoff election. GOP Chairman Roger Villere says they plan to go after current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in a big away. He says Edwards does not share many of the conservative beliefs of Louisiana voters.
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