Scalise wins Whip vote
Posted on 11/14/2018 3:13:00 PM.

Congressman Steve Scalise will be House Minority Whip for the 116th Congress after winning in a unanimous vote. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross says as the current Majority Whip, it's a role Scalise is very familiar with. 

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Rep. Scalise expects a tight national mid-term race
Posted on 10/16/2018 5:14:00 AM.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says the mid-term election will be a tight one, with record spending and surging voter enthusiasm likely to push the control of Congress to a last second finish. Scalise has been touring the country helping his GOP colleagues in tough re-election campaigns.

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Medicare for All becoming a new norm for Louisiana Democrats
Posted on 7/30/2018 3:44:00 AM.

Medicare for All may have been a fringe position just two years ago, but a survey of Louisiana’s 2018 Democratic congressional candidates shows nearly unanimous support for the policy. 3rd district candidate Mimi Methvin, who’s running against Congressman Clay Higgins, says it may take some time to build consensus for a Medicare expansion, but says the Affordable Care Act as is isn’t enough.

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New group hopes to train Democratic women how to run successfully for political office
Posted on 11/8/2017 4:46:00 AM.
Emerge Louisiana is a new group that will train female Democrats on how to run a successful campaign for political office. Executive Director Melanie Oubre says any interested females can apply for the training program through November 18th and 20 to 25 women will be selected. She says Emerge Louisiana’s program will take place one weekend each month for the next six months starting in January.
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Will Louisiana's presidential primary matter after Super Tuesday
Posted on 3/1/2016 4:17:00 AM.

Today is Super Tuesday, so will Louisiana’s presidential primary still matter on Saturday, March 5th? Pollster John Couvillon of JMC Analytics says Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are in a strong position to receive their party’s nomination as people in 12 states will vote today. Couvillon says it’s possible the democratic nomination will be sewn up after tonight.

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Qualifying begins for Louisiana's presidential primary
Posted on 12/2/2015 3:10:00 AM.

Today begins a three day qualifying period for candidates to sign up and get on the ballot for Louisiana’s March 5th Presidential Primary Election. Political Analyst Clancy Dubois says since Louisiana’s presidential primary falls a few days after “Super Tuesday,” Louisiana will not have a strong say on who the parties will nominate.

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Judge says Houma candidate cannot run as both Democrat and Republican
Posted on 8/17/2015 11:12:00 AM.
A state district judge has thrown out the lawsuit of a candidate for the State House of Representatives who wanted to be listed as both Democrat and Republican on the ballot.  Houma attorney Damon Baldone filed the suit after the Terrebonne Parish registrar of voters listed his party affiliation as "other".  
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