Mixed reactions to the presidentís speech based on party lines
Posted on 3/1/2017 12:37:00 PM.

Louisiana’s Republican delegation believes President Donald Trump sent the right message in last night’s address in front of Congress. Mr. Trump laid out his plans to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system, increase military spending and create jobs. Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish says the President’s speech should ease the minds of many skeptics.

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Party leaders on both sides facing similar struggles as election approaches
Posted on 10/25/2016 10:39:00 AM.

We’re two weeks away from Election Day, and party leaders on both sides are facing similar struggles. Candidates for US Senate have been going at it with opponents from their own party. Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party Stephen Handwerk says those vicious blows will make it harder for the party to come together after November 8th.

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LA Democratic Party Leader believes Clinton has a chance in Louisiana
Posted on 10/25/2016 5:57:00 AM.

Recent polls show Republican Donald Trump will defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in Louisiana on November 8th. But Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk, says they are not throwing in the towel yet.

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Democrats use Duke's debate invitation as a way to raise dollars
Posted on 10/23/2016 8:47:00 AM.

Former KKK leader and Republican U.S. Senate candidate David Duke has been invited to participate in a November 2nd televised debate because he received 5-percent of the vote in a Raycom Media poll. Louisiana Democratic Party executive director Stephen Handwerk says they’re using this as an opportunity to raise money to get the word out to voters that Duke has this much support.


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New Louisiana GOP deputy chairman remains a loyal supporter of Donald Trump
Posted on 10/11/2016 12:29:00 PM.

The new Republican Party deputy chairman of Louisiana, Tim Breaux, says he will stand by Presidential candidate Donald Trump amid an 11-year-old recording recently released with the businessman making lewd comments about women. Breaux, from Lafayette, says he’s been around Trump on many occasions and has never heard him make statements of this nature.

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Republican Party seeks to distribute ad that shows Gov Edwards breaking campaign promises
Posted on 2/16/2016 6:00:00 AM.

The Republican Party is raising money to promote an ad that shows Governor John Bel Edwards saying on several occasions he would not raise taxes. The comments were taken when Edwards was running for governor. Louisiana Republican Party Executive Director Jason Dore says Governor Edwards campaigned on a platform of not raising taxes.

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US Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act subsidies
Posted on 6/25/2015 11:23:00 AM.
The US Supreme Court upholds tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act which supporters say preserves health care for thousands of Louisianians.  Opponents argued subsidies should not be available in the 34 states that did not set up their own health insurance marketplace, which includes Louisiana.  
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Republicans sending reinforcements to Louisiana
Posted on 11/12/2014 11:45:00 AM.
The Republican National Committee has announced that they are sending more than 200 people to Louisiana to aid Bill Cassidy in the US Senate runoff election.  RNC Louisiana Communications Director Ben Voelkel says these people will focus on getting out the vote.

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LA Dems attack District 5 candidate Clyde Holloway for breaking campaign cash promise
Posted on 10/9/2013 5:48:00 PM.
The state Democratic Party is attacking 5th District congressional candidate Clyde Holloway; saying he's breaking a campaign promise made in 2009. The party's executive director Stephen Handwerk says when Holloway ran for Public Service Commission, he swore he'd take no campaign cash from utilities, "...and guess what? He did. As a matter of fact - if my math is correct - 70% of the donations he's received have come from the people that he regulates."
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