Edwards forms transition team
Posted on 11/23/2015 11:11:00 AM.

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards names longtime state senator Ben Nevers of Boglausa as his chief of staff when he takes office. Nevers will also lead the new governor’s transition team. Edwards says Nevers has been a mentor to him in the legislature…

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Edwards and Vitter square off in last televised debate before election
Posted on 11/16/2015 7:51:00 PM.

In the final televised debate before the November 21st runoff, Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter, made their case to voters why they should be elected as the state’s next governor. Edwards says his experience in the military will be beneficial for Louisiana.

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Saturday is last day to early vote
Posted on 11/13/2015 1:27:00 AM.

Early voting ends tomorrow and Secretary of State Tom Schedler urges everyone to go out and exercise your right to vote. Schedler says it’s important to early vote, because November 21st is the weekend before Thanksgiving, which will be a busy time for many.

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Edwards and Vitter to appear in televised debate
Posted on 11/10/2015 4:02:00 AM.

The first televised debate between gubernatorial candidates Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter will air tonight on LPB stations around the state. The debate will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross predicts the candidates will be aggressive, especially because of recent attack ads.

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Vitter addresses prostitution scandal
Posted on 11/9/2015 2:31:00 PM.

In response to a question about his prostitution scandal, Republican Gubernatorial candidate David Vitter said he failed his family 15 years ago. But Vitter says the good news is that he asked and received forgiveness. 

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LA GOP not happy with Dardenne's endorsement of Edwards: Dems thrilled
Posted on 11/6/2015 3:51:00 AM.

The Republican party of Louisiana is not happy with Republican Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne’s endorsement of Democrat John Bel Edwards for Governor. Chairman Roger Villere says he feels as if this is an act of betrayal to the Republican Party for all the years they supported Dardenne as a Republican elected official.

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Former Gov. Foster backs Vitter for governor
Posted on 11/5/2015 12:24:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Former Governor Mike Foster says he is strongly supporting Republican David Vitter in the November 21st gubernatorial runoff. Foster, who is also a Republican, served as Louisiana’s governor from 1996-2004. He says the idea that the national Democratic Party would have an inroad to our state if John Bel Edwards is elected, scares him.
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What's next for Angelle?
Posted on 11/4/2015 3:21:00 AM.

After nearly missing out on making the gubernatorial runoff, what’s next for Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle? Jeremy Alford of LApolitcs.com says he could see Angelle running again next year for a federal office.

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Another poll shows Edwards with a double-digit lead
Posted on 11/4/2015 1:51:00 AM.

Another poll shows Democrat John Bel Edwards with a double-digit lead over Republican David Vitter in the gubernatorial runoff. The Baton Rouge Advocate published a poll from Market Research Insight, which found Edwards leading Vitter 54 to 38-percent if African-American voter turnout is at 25-percent. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Vitter is in trouble, but the race isn’t over yet.

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AARP Louisiana releases video showing candidate stances on older voters issues
Posted on 10/29/2015 3:25:00 AM.

Michelle Southern reporting. The AARP of Louisiana has released a “Video Voter Guide” which features the two candidates for governor discussing their views on policies which impact older voters. AARP Louisiana spokesman Andrew Muhl says they want the electorate to know where Republican David Vitter and Democrat John Bel Edwards stand on critical issues. 

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