Over half the ballot for Oct 14 election already settled
Posted on 7/19/2017 12:02:00 PM.

Three months ahead of the October 14 election, more than half of the races have already been settled. Candidates in 41 races had no opponents, while 16 saw no candidates at all. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says they saw a similar rate just over a year ago when 44 percent of the races were settled before reaching the ballot.
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Candidates begin qualifying for state treasurer
Posted on 7/12/2017 5:35:00 AM.

Qualifying begins today for the state treasurer race, after John Kennedy vacated the office to become a US Senator. UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says this is the first time this post has been open since 2000, so it should be interesting. He says the fact that Kenner Representative Julie Stokes dropped out, could open it up to other contenders.
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Qualifying for the October 14th election begins today; including race for New Orleans Mayor
Posted on 7/12/2017 3:02:00 AM.

Qualifying begins today for the October 14th statewide and municipal elections. One of the big races is for the seat being vacated by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Political Analyst Clancy Dubos says the biggest surprise with this election is the big names that have decided not to run.
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Record 52 people in one day qualified for Louisiana's federal elections
Posted on 7/21/2016 11:15:00 AM.

A state record was set at the Secretary of State’s office during the first day of qualifying, as 52 people entered one of the federal races. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says open seats for high office always draw large fields. But he says it could be voter frustration as well that’s embodied by the Trump movement.
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Qualifying for fall elections begins today
Posted on 9/8/2015 3:58:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Qualifying for the fall elections begins today and runs through Thursday. The gubernatorial primary is October 24th and in the event of a runoff, voting day would be November 21.
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On first day of qualifying, analyst says voter turnout will decide US Senate race
Posted on 8/20/2014 2:07:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The three day qualifying period for the November election begins today. The "big one" of course is the US Senate race between major players the incumbent Dem. Mary Landrieu and Rep. challenger Bill Cassidy. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says this race has been seesawing back and forth and that will continue.
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Nov. 4th Qualifying one month away
Posted on 7/21/2014 2:36:00 AM.
The three day qualifying period for the November 4th election is now one month away. Thus far the US Senate race between the incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy has been an extremely close one according to most polls. LSU Political Science Professor Dr. Wayne Parent says it's a toss up.
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