State House candidate apologizes for black face costume
Posted on 2/28/2017 12:10:00 PM.

A picture has surfaced of Robbie Gatti, who is a white Republican running for a seat in the state legislature, wearing black face as part of a Tiger Woods costume. Gatti says this photo was taken 15 years ago during a church function when the golf star was at the height of his career. (photo courtsey The Hayride)

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Analyst: Special session revolves around use of rainy day fund
Posted on 2/13/2017 10:42:00 AM.

Tonight Louisiana lawmakers will convene for their third special session in just one year, as they attempt to resolve a $304 million midyear budget deficit. ULM political science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says one of the biggest battles will be whether or not to tap into the rainy day fund, and how much. He says if they do not use the fund, lawmakers will face some tough decisions.

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Kennedy's victory gives Republicans bigger majority in Senate
Posted on 12/11/2016 10:12:00 AM.
Republican John Kennedy’s victory in the U.S. Senate race gives the GOP a larger majority in the upper chamber, 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats. ULM political science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says this is an important win for Republicans because it gives them a larger cushion to deal with issues as they arise in the Senate.
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Gov Edwards makes the case on why Campbell should be next US Senator
Posted on 12/6/2016 5:26:00 AM.

In a new ad, Governor John Bel Edwards asks residents to vote for Democrat Foster Campbell in Saturday’s US Senate race. In the 30-second spot, Edwards says Campbell could be the deciding vote against substantial cuts to social security and Medicare. ULM political science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says as popular as the governor is, this ad likely won’t do much to help Campbell.

Joshua Stockley, Foster Campbell, John Bel Edwards, Senate race

Five Senate candidates to debate on LPB
Posted on 10/18/2016 6:04:00 AM.

Five of the 24 candidates for US Senate will go head to head tonight in the first statewide televised debate of the race. Republicans Charles Boustany, John Fleming and John Kennedy, along with Democrats Foster Campbell and Caroline Fayard are the candidates who will participate tonight.

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Clinton and Trump square off in their first presidential debate
Posted on 9/26/2016 9:37:00 AM.

Presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, will duke it out tonight in their first debate. The debate will air from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Central Time. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley expects viewers will see the combination of information and candidate sparring.

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Analyst: Slow start to US Senate race
Posted on 5/8/2016 2:21:00 AM.

We’re six months away from Louisiana’s U.S. Senate election and it’s been a slow race so far. That’s the opinion of ULM Political Science Professor, Dr. Joshua Stockley, who says we haven’t seen or heard much from the nine declared candidates. He says this election is very similar to last year’s governor’s election.

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Poll shows Governor Edwards approval rating at 52%
Posted on 3/30/2016 3:09:00 AM.

A new poll shows Governor John Bel Edwards’ approval rating is at 52%. The poll was paid for by Rebuild Louisiana, which is a pro-Edwards organization. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says a previous poll found Edwards’ support at 42%, so these numbers are not outside the realm of possibility.

Joshua Stockley, Governor John Bel Edwards

Stakes are high for Louisiana Presidential Primary
Posted on 3/3/2016 3:46:00 AM.

Louisiana’s Presidential Primary is Saturday March 5, so what kind of impact will Bayou State voters have on who receives the Republican and Democratic nomination? ULM Political Science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says Louisiana will be a critical state for the candidates, especially for Republicans.

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Governor Edwards to give Thursday night speech on Louisiana TV and radio stations
Posted on 2/10/2016 12:12:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards will discuss the state's huge budget deficit during a special address to the public that will air Thursday night at 6:30 on major television and radio stations. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says it's rare for a governor of Louisiana to give a televised speech, but he needs to explain the situation to a mass audience.

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