Kennedy decision leaves wide open GOP field
Posted on 12/4/2018 2:28:00 AM.

The Republican side of the 2019 governor’s race is now wide open after Senator John Kennedy bowed out yesterday, leaving the GOP with no clear standard-bearer to lead the charge against the southeast’s only Democratic governor.
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Senator Kennedy will NOT run for Governor
Posted on 12/3/2018 9:22:00 AM.

Senator John Kennedy says he will not run for governor, ending months of speculation that he would challenge Governor John Bel Edwards in the 2019 contest. Kennedy says after much consideration, he’s decided he can get the most done for Louisiana, and the country, in the Senate.

“It was a tough call. I can’t do both jobs, so I tried to trust my gut in terms of serving where I think I can do the most good right now.”
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Analysts predict Kennedy will join the 2019 race this week
Posted on 11/25/2018 1:35:00 AM.

Senator John Kennedy is expected to announce this week on whether he’ll run for Governor in 2019 against John Bel Edwards. Earlier this year, Edwards reported five-million dollars in his campaign war chest. Southeastern Louisiana Professor Dayne Sherman says Kennedy will do well in fundraising and one of the reasons is because he’s a US Senator. 
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AG Jeff Landry to run for re-election
Posted on 11/15/2018 4:02:00 AM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry announces he’s running for re-election, after dancing with the idea of running for governor in late summer. The former Republican Congressman has served in the office since 2016. Political Analyst Clancy DuBos said the declaration was unambiguous, and timely for a reason.
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Gwen Collins-Greenup confident heading into Sec. of State run-off
Posted on 11/9/2018 11:38:00 AM.

Secretary of State candidate Gwen Collins-Greenup is the surprise of the midterms, as the Democrat will head to a run-off against Interim Secretary Kyle Ardoin. While some candidates fundraised and sought high profile endorsement’s Collins-Greenup says she just went door to door, talking to constituents about their needs.
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Analyst: Dems unlikely to gain momentum in Louisiana in near future
Posted on 11/8/2018 3:03:00 AM.

Democrats came up well short of challenging any of Louisiana's five Republican incumbent Congressmen this year, with none of their candidates even cracking 40 percent of the vote. It’s the continuation of a decade trend that’s led to Republican dominance of the Bayou State, and political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says that’s not likely to change any time soon.
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Lack of polling leaves open possibility of some shockers today
Posted on 11/6/2018 3:34:00 AM.

In other states, several Congressional races are set to come down to the wire, but in Louisiana, the state's six U-S House members are expected to win re-election with relative ease.

UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the only district showing signs of life is southwest Louisiana’s 3rd, where incumbent Clay Higgins faces a well-funded Republican challenger. 
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Louisiana's Congressional delegation watching mid-term elections elsewhere
Posted on 11/6/2018 1:36:00 AM.

National pollsters predict a tight race for Congress today, giving Democrats a slight edge to retake the lower chamber, but next to no chance to gain control of the Senate. Democrats are cautious, but confident of their chances in the House, and New Orleans Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond says that’s due to a strong pro-working class message.
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Rep. Morris: Kennedy needs to run in 2019
Posted on 10/31/2018 12:16:00 PM.

Monroe Representative Jay Morris is publicly calling for U.S. Senator John Kennedy to jump into the 2019 governor’s race against John Bel Edwards. The north Louisiana Republican says it’s clear the Senator would be Edwards most formidable challenger, and…
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Should felons be allowed to run for office right out of prison?
Posted on 10/29/2018 11:43:00 AM.

The November 6th ballot includes an amendment that allows voters to decide whether or not convicted felons should be allowed to run for office right out of prison. The number one amendment option would bar felons from elected or appointed office for five years after their sentence. Public Affairs Research Council Louisiana President Robert Scott says we’ve had that law in the past, but…
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