Gov. Edwards Rep. Eric Holl responds to Ralph Abraham pursuing the governorship
Posted on 12/7/2018 3:06:00 PM.

US Representative and now candidate for governor, Republican Ralph Abraham, says Governor John Bel Edwards has been relentless in his effort to raise taxes.

But Eric Holl, spokesperson for the 2019 Democratic Coordinator Campaign team, says Abraham’s proposal for over a billion dollars in across the board cuts would have devastated the state…
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Piece of Louisiana highway named after legendary blues-man Buddy Guy
Posted on 12/7/2018 12:37:00 PM.

The state has declared Saturday “Buddy Guy Day,” and the Blues Legend will attend a ceremony for himself in his hometown of Lettsworth, Louisiana. Guy is a seven-time Grammy award winner, who influenced the likes of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix.

In an interview with a Baton Rouge radio station, Guy says he’s thrilled about being honored in his native Pointe Coupee Parish town while he’s still around.
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Abraham talks with LRN about entering the race
Posted on 12/6/2018 1:11:00 PM.

Monroe born and Alto based Congressman Ralph Abraham says he’s a conservative Republican, and he’s running for governor, and intends to win. He says he’s been concerned about the direction the state since Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards took over in 2015, the same year he was elected to Congress.

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Governor Edwards hopes Senator Kennedy will now focus on his duties in Congress
Posted on 12/4/2018 12:43:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards  hopes Senator John Kennedy’s decision to stay out of the 2019 governor’s race and remain in D.C. will give the Senator a new-found focus on his federal responsibilities, instead of using his time to verbally spar with state leaders. Edwards responded to the news as a guest on WWL's Newell Normand show. 

“I wasn’t surprised, I guess I wouldn’t have been surprised ether way. He has a lot of work to do in the Senate if he would just focus his attention there and get it done.”
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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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Kennedy beats Edwards in new poll
Posted on 11/29/2018 2:14:00 PM.

A statewide poll of 500 Louisiana chronic voters finds that Republican US Senator John Kennedy leads Democratic incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards 49-to-45-percent in a head-to-head race for governor. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Kennedy has several advantages in his favor, including an increase in popularity

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Kennedy pushes back gov's race announcement
Posted on 11/29/2018 11:53:00 AM.

Senator John Kennedy is delaying his announcement on whether or not he’ll run for governor until Monday, siting travel issues. The 2019 race is now less than a year away, and only one Republican, Eddie Rispone, has declared against Governor Edwards. ULM Poli Sci Professor Joshua Stockley says the Senator’s repeated delays are beginning to look like non-interest.

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House Republicans reportedly considering rolling back sales tax
Posted on 11/28/2018 5:30:00 PM.

Some House Republicans are discussing legislation for the next session that would roll back the .45 percent sales tax passed in June because of a rosier than expected revenue forecast for the state. Alexandria Representative Lance Harris did not confirm that such legislation will be brought, but says he has heard talk of phasing out last session’s sales tax over a few years.

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Governor Edwards sounds the alarm over food bank shortages
Posted on 11/28/2018 3:12:00 PM.

Governor Edwards is putting out a call to action for Louisiana citizens to start stocking their local food banks for the holidays, as a series of natural disasters have devastated stores just at the time when banks usually can begin stocking up for spring and summer. Edwards says he’s gravely concerned after touring the half empty Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank yesterday.

“Food banks traditionally struggle to keep the shelves full heading into the summer, but heading into the holidays with depleted shelves is a bit unusual, and frankly unnerving.”

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