Senator John Kennedy speaks with consultant about next year's governor's race
Posted on 9/10/2018 6:13:00 AM.

An announcement from Senator John Kennedy on his intentions to run for governor next year may be coming soon. According to senior campaign staffers, Kennedy has met with advisors and gave the OK for media consultant Fred Davis, who has worked with the governor in the past, to begin work on the 2019 cycle. When asked, Kennedy didn’t deny that talks have happened.
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Edwards Allies Discuss 2019 Governor's Race
Posted on 7/11/2018 7:52:00 PM.

With the race for the governor’s mansion just fifteen months away, allies of Governor John Bel Edwards are discussing the variables of the campaign trail, laying out their pitch for voters.
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U.S. Rep. Abraham says Edwards suffers from a 'lack of trust'
Posted on 2/20/2018 3:49:00 AM.

North Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham made no bones about his intentions to take a hard look at running for Governor. On the day when Governor John Bel Edwards took center stage at the capitol and opened the special legislative session, Abraham decided to take a swipe at his potential opponent while speaking to the Baton Rouge Press club.
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Gov Edwards campaign raises $3.6 million in 2016
Posted on 2/16/2017 10:19:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards re-election campaign announces he raised $3.6 million in campaign funds during his first year in office. According to finance reports, the governor ended 2016 with $3.2 million on hand. UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says it’s an impressive haul for Edwards’ first year.
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Edwards and Vitter hit homestretch of governor's race
Posted on 11/15/2015 9:53:00 AM.
It's the final week of the gubernatorial campaign as Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter will make their case on why they should be the state's next governor. Edwards says his campaign is not about political parties, but putting Louisiana first.
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Some outside political forecasters no longer consider governor's race a lock for Republicans
Posted on 10/29/2015 4:53:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Three major national political forecasters say they don't believe a win for Republicans in gubernatorial election is as certain as they felt it once was. Some classify the race as a "toss-up" or a downgrade from "Likely Republican" to "Leans Republican."
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Vitter ties Edwards to Obama; Edwards ties Vitter to Jindal
Posted on 10/26/2015 12:48:00 PM.
Despite finishing second in the October 24th primary, Republican Senator David Vitter is confident he will be elected as the state's next governor on November 21st. Vitter believes voters will choose him over Democrat John Bel Edwards, because Edwards does not represent the values that Louisiana is seeking.
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Louisiana leads the nation in spending on TV campaign ads
Posted on 10/22/2015 10:56:00 AM.
According to analysis from the Center for Public Integrity, Louisiana leads the country in political TV advertising this year at 15.8 million dollars. Jeremy Alford, with lapolitics.com, says he's a seen a report that if you include radio and TV, nearly 16-million dollars has spent in the governor's race alone. Alford says the ads have been effective, especially for Republican Scott Angelle.
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What to expect as Election Day nears
Posted on 10/22/2015 3:55:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
We're two days away from the gubernatorial elections, so is there anything the candidates can do at this point to sway voters? ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says, this late in the cycle, it's rare that people hitting the polls would change their minds about how they are going to vote.
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David Vitter opts out of tonight's televised LBP debate
Posted on 10/14/2015 11:56:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Republican David Vitter will be missing tonight's televised gubernatorial debate to be aired statewide by Louisiana Public Broadcasting. His campaign has come under fire by opponents for frequently opting out of such forums.
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