House takes up bill to protect confederate monuments
Posted on 5/15/2017 3:39:00 AM.

Today the state House takes up a controversial bill aimed at protecting Louisiana’s confederate monuments. Debates quickly became heated in committee, where the measure narrowly passed on a 10-8 vote. US Air Force Col. Rob Maness spoke in support of the measure, saying these monuments are not about some long-lived racial issue, though they may have been in the past.

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The governor's CAT tax dies in the House Ways in Means Committee
Posted on 4/25/2017 12:57:00 PM.

The centerpiece to Governor John Bel Edwards’ tax plan fails to receive support from the House Ways and Means Committee and the legislative sponsor decides not to move forward with the legislation. Franklin Representative Sam Jones says the Commercial Activity Tax proposal would provide a stable revenue stream for the state, but the legislature doesn’t support it.

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Pro-Donald Trump rally scheduled for Saturday on the State Capitol steps
Posted on 3/3/2017 4:23:00 AM.

A Spirit of America Rally will be held on the steps of the State Capitol tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. to show support for President Donald Trump. Similar rallies have taken place throughout the week, leading up to this event. Leader of Gator PAC Col. Rob Maness says Trump supporters will address what they hope will be a large gathering.

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Maness officially joins Senate race
Posted on 1/28/2016 3:20:00 AM.
Republican Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness officially announces his bid for Louisiana's soon to be vacant US Senate seat.  Maness placed third in 2014's US Senate primary election behind incumbent Mary Landrieu and eventual winner Bill Cassidy.  
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A big week for politics in Louisiana
Posted on 1/15/2016 12:05:00 PM.
It was a huge week for politics in Louisiana.  John Bel Edwards was sworn in as the state's 56th governor and President Barack Obama visited Baton Rouge Thursday. 
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First 2016 US Senate poll shows Kennedy/Campbell lead
Posted on 12/10/2015 5:32:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The first published poll on next year’s US Senate race shows Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, a Democrat, and Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy leading the field in a hypothetical matchup. The survey was commissioned for the super PAC supporting Kennedy.
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Rob Maness leaning towards running for US Senate again
Posted on 12/9/2015 1:36:00 PM.

Republican Col. Rob Maness has filed a statement of candidacy for the open Louisiana senate seat being vacated by Senator David Vitter next year. Maness unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in 2014. He says the experience of people running and being elected these days is very limiting and he believes it’s his duty to provide leadership and expertise.

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US Senate race expected to go into a runoff
Posted on 11/3/2014 5:31:00 PM.
Tuesday is Election Day and most political observers believe there will be a runoff in Louisiana's US Senate race. Analyst Clancy Dubos says, as with anything on the ballot, it'll all come down to voter turnout.

"I think all three of the best known candidates are doing everything they can to have identified their voters and get them to the polls," said Dubos.
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UNO poll shows 1-in-5 voters undecided about US Senate race
Posted on 10/31/2014 3:26:00 AM.
A new poll on the US Senate race conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center shows 21-percent of the voters are undecided heading into the November fourth election. UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak says it's a sign voters are not happy with the two main candidates in the race, Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Bill Cassidy.
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Final televised US Senate debate tonight
Posted on 10/29/2014 4:49:00 AM.
Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu will face off with Republican challengers Congressman Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness in a televised US Senate debate tonight.  

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