Candidates in 2nd Congressional race square off at Baton Rouge Press Club
Posted on 10/31/2016 3:49:00 PM.

Election Day is right around the corner and the race for the 2nd Congressional District seat has been quiet between Democrats Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden and incumbent Cedric Richmond.

2nd Congressional District, Kip Holden, Cedric Richmond

Mayor Kip Holden speaks out after scrutiny following his trip to Taiwan
Posted on 9/12/2016 12:10:00 PM.

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden is under scrutiny for being in Taiwan last week rather than speaking before Congress with the mayors of Central, Denham Springs and Walker about flood relief. Holden says he went out of the country to attend a forum about building sustainable port cities. He says he did not go to Washington D.C. because his office was not invited.

The Great Flood 2016, Kip Holden, Baton Rouge, mayor

Tearful goodbye for fallen Baton Rouge Officer Matthew Gerald
Posted on 7/22/2016 12:45:00 PM.

A tearful goodbye was given today to the first of three law enforcement officers killed on Sunday’s police ambush. Thousands attended the funeral service of Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden spoke and said it’s time for the community to come together. He says we need to put aside our differences and start to understand respect.

Officer Matthew Gerald, BR shooting, Montrell Jackson, Brad Garafola, Carl Dababie, Kip Holden, JD Leach

Verbal jabs exchanged between 2nd Congressional District candidates
Posted on 7/21/2016 10:23:00 AM.

Verbal jabs are already being exchanged in the 2nd Congressional District race that features two Democrats, US Representative Cedric Richmond and challenger Kip Holden. Holden has served as the mayor of Baton Rouge since 2005 and is term-limited. Holden is criticizing Richmond for not taking part in the discussions or the recovery in the Capital City following both the Alton Sterling shooting and the ambush on police.

2nd Congressional District, Cedric Richmond, Kip Holden, Election 2016

Baton Rouge mayor announces candidacy for Congress
Posted on 5/18/2016 11:15:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden has announced his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District Seat, challenging incumbent Cedric Richmond. Holden says he has accomplished great things Baton Rouge in his 12 years as mayor, and he hopes to do the same in Congress. Holden adds he’s worked with other mayors up and down the Mississippi River to improve southeast Louisiana and intends to do that as a US Representative.

Kip Holden, 2nd Congressional District, Cedric Richmond

Big political day of announcements
Posted on 5/18/2016 2:10:00 AM.

Youtube sensation and law enforcement officer, Captain Clay Higgins, is expected to announce tonight he will run for political office. Higgins recently told a Lafayette TV station he’s considering a run for either Congress or US Senate. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross believes Higgins will run for the seat being vacated by Senator David Vitter. He says Higgins has a big personality and is looking for the biggest stage.

Clay Higgins, Pearson Cross, Foster Campbell, Kip Holden, Cedric Richmond, Congress, Senate

BR Mayor files paperwork to run for Congress
Posted on 5/9/2016 10:53:00 AM.

Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden has filed his paperwork to run for Congress. Holden is expected to challenge fellow Democrat and incumbent US Representative Cedric Richmond, who represents the 2nd District which covers New Orleans and parts of the River Parishes and Baton Rouge. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Holden, who is term-limited as a mayor, is a strong candidate.

Kip Holden, Bernie Pinsonat, Cedric Richmond, Congressional race

Baton Rouge mayor could run for US House
Posted on 3/18/2016 10:53:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden says he is 90% sure he’ll run for the 2nd Congressional District seat this fall. Holden would be challenging US Representative Cedric Richmond, who has held the seat since 2011. The term-limited Baton Rouge mayor is expected to make an official decision next week. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says if Holden gets in, it will make for an interesting race.

Clancy Dubos, Kip Holden, Cedric Richmond,

Nungesser elected Lt. Governor, while Landry defeats Caldwell in AG's race
Posted on 11/21/2015 10:24:00 PM.
Former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser was elected as the state's next Lt. Governor. Nungesser defeated East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, 55-45%. 
In the attorney general's race, Republican Jeff Landry defeated two-term GOP incumbent Buddy Caldwell, 56-44%
Billy Nungesser, Kip Holden, Jeff Landry, Buddy Caldwell, Attorney General, Lt. Governor

Candidates for Lt. Governor discuss priorities
Posted on 11/18/2015 4:44:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Another one of the big items on the 2015 runoff ballot on Saturday is the race for Lt. Governor. In a recent forum, both Republican Billy Nungesser and Democrat Kip Holden were asked what the first thing they planned to do if they were elected to the state's second highest post.
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