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  • Baton Rouge gets ready to welcome Donald Trump Play Video

    February 11, 2016 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Presidential candidate Donald Trump is in town today for a campaign event at the Baton Rouge River Center. The event will open to the public at 5 p.m., with Trump expected to take the stage at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free, but guests... more »
  • Spokeswoman: Christie quits presidential race

    February 10, 2016 5:14 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A spokeswoman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's campaign for president says he is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination. Christie's decision to exit the race comes a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire. Campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith says Christie broke... more »
  • Fiorinia Tweets that she's quitting GOP race

    February 10, 2016 3:20 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Carly Fiorina is dropping out of the 2016 Republican presidential race. The former technology executive announced on Twitter that she is suspending her campaign. Today, I am suspending my campaign. My full statement is here: https://t.co/8QElLZoc1W — Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) February 10, 2016 ... more »
  • Chris Christie expected to quit GOP race

    February 10, 2016 12:55 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to drop out of the 2016 race for the White House after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary. That's according to a two people familiar with his plans, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of... more »
  • Trump to hold campaign rally Thursday in Baton Rouge

    February 7, 2016 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in the Capital City Thursday for a campaign rally at the Baton Rouge River Center. The schedule on his campaign website indicates the rally at the 10,000 seat arena will start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at... more »
  • Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate

    February 7, 2016 2:59 PM

    MANCHESTER - Marco Rubio faced withering criticism of his readiness to be president and his policy depth in the last Republican debate before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other candidates launched an aggressive campaign to slow the Florida senator's rise. Rubio's responded with an... more »
  • Cruz: border security needed to stop addiction 'epidemic'

    February 4, 2016 4:58 PM

    HOOKSETT, N.H. - Republican Ted Cruz says government can only do so much to battle "an epidemic" of addiction that has affected lives and families, including his own. He says in New Hampshire Thursday that, "it's not going to be the government that solves this," and that "people have to... more »
  • Rand Paul runs for president, has to settle for a caucus

    February 4, 2016 11:24 AM

    FRANKFORT - Rand Paul has ended his presidential campaign after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. But the lasting impact of his once promising presidential bid could be a caucus in his home state. Kentucky Republicans changed their election calendar to hold a presidential caucus March 5 so Paul... more »
  • Shadowy companies, big bucks: Election mystery money returns

    February 3, 2016 11:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - Campaign money from shadowy sources is back this presidential election. And more than $4 million of it channeled to outside groups helping candidates came from unknown or masked donors. An Associated Press analysis of new campaign finance data finds more than two dozen obscure groups gave at least... more »
  • Sanders says Iowa gives campaign a kick-start

    February 2, 2016 8:37 AM

    MANCHESTER, N.H.- Bernie Sanders says his razor-thin contest against Hillary Clinton in Iowa is giving his campaign a "kick-start." The Democratic presidential candidate says it shows the American people that "this is a campaign that can win." Sanders tells reporters traveling aboard his flight to New Hampshire early Tuesday that... more »
  • Sanders campaign opens Louisiana HQ in suburban New Orleans

    January 31, 2016 9:09 PM

    METAIRIE - U.S. Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign has opened its Louisiana headquarters in Metairie. Spokesman Gregory Minchak says the campaign's first Louisiana office opened at noon Sunday, with king cake for volunteer phone bank workers and visitors. He says about 60 people stopped by early in... more »
  • Poll: Trump leads GOP field in Iowa, Clinton tops Sanders

    January 30, 2016 8:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - It's the last major preference poll before the Iowa caucuses on Monday. The Iowa Poll, published today by The Des Moines Register and Bloomberg, says Republican Donald Trump has the support of 28 perfect of likely caucus-goers, with Ted Cruz at 23 percent and Marco Rubio at 15... more »
  • Clinton takes on Sanders over guns, to appear with Giffords

    January 30, 2016 2:50 PM

    DAVENPORT - As the Iowa caucuses draw near, Democrat Hillary Clinton is highlighting rival Bernie Sanders' votes against tougher gun restrictions. Her presidential campaign says Clinton will appear Saturday in Ames, Iowa, with Gabby Giffords, the former Democratic congresswoman from Arizona. Giffords was gravely wounded in a shooting five years... more »
  • America and its politics in flux as 2016 voting begins

    January 30, 2016 2:44 PM

    DES MOINES - First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama's historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington's ways after the 2010 tea party wave. But for some Americans, the change and disruption have come too slowly, or failed altogether. On the eve of the... more »
  • Biden calls GOP candidates "gift" for Democrats

    January 28, 2016 3:05 PM

    BALTIMORE - Vice President Joe Biden says Democrats may have "been given a gift from the Lord" in the form of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Biden is riffing on the 2016 race as he addresses House Democrats at their annual retreat in Baltimore. Biden says between Cruz and Trump,... more »
  • Trump looks to grab attention as GOP rivals debate

    January 28, 2016 11:10 AM

    DES MOINES - It looks like Republican presidential candidates will be debating without their front-runner. Donald Trump hopes to starve his rivals of attention at a critical juncture in the campaign by holding a competing event of his own. Trump's abrupt decision to boycott the final debate before Monday's Iowa... more »
  • Fighting in Iowa, Hillary Clinton fears repeat of 2008 loss

    January 27, 2016 11:35 AM

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The campaign for Monday's presidential caucuses in Iowa is beginning to resemble a bad flashback for Hillary Clinton. Once again she finds herself barnstorming through the state's frozen stretches with a diminished lead in the polls and an underdog rival on the rise. Last time, in... more »
  • Trump not backing down from Fox debate boycott

    January 27, 2016 11:02 AM

    IOWA CITY - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump isn't backing down Wednesday from his threat to boycott this week's GOP debate, where candidates have the opportunity to make their closing arguments before voting begins in Monday's Iowa caucuses. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said in a pair of television interviews... more »
  • Obama says he doesn't yearn for third term

    January 24, 2016 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he wouldn't run for a third term even if he could. He says the presidency takes a toll on family life, and the office "should be continually renewed by new energy and new ideas." Obama tells CBS' "Sunday Morning" that he's not yearning for... more »
  • Trump: My supporters would stick with me through shooting

    January 23, 2016 3:16 PM

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his supporters are so loyal they would stick with him even if he stood in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shot somebody. Trump was addressing a rally Saturday at a Christian school, Dordt College, in Sioux Center, Iowa. In... more »
  • Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid

    January 23, 2016 3:12 PM

    NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward launching an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the White House amid the rise of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. The billionaire media executive, who served three terms as mayor of... more »
  • Clinton, Sanders shadowing each other across Iowa

    January 23, 2016 2:55 PM

    DES MOINES - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are shadowing each other across eastern Iowa, eager to carve out an advantage in a race that's deadlocked with just over a week until the state's lead-off caucuses. The candidates' overlapping campaign schedules underscore the close eye the rivals are keeping... more »
  • Cruz offers his vision for election face-off with Clinton

    January 23, 2016 2:53 PM

    HOLLIS, N.H. - Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is dreaming of a face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, even before the first primary votes are cast. He warns his supporters about what he thinks America will look like under a Clinton administration, predicting a nuclear-armed Iran, amnesty for millions of... more »
  • Sanders health plan would be more generous than Medicare

    January 21, 2016 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his plan for a government-run health care system from cradle to grave is like Medicare for all. But with full coverage for long-term care, most dental care included, no deductibles and zero copays, the Sanders plan is considerably more generous. Think of... more »
  • Palin joins Trump for campaign rally in Oklahoma

    January 20, 2016 4:51 PM

    TULSA - Sarah Palin has joined Donald Trump on the campaign trail, a day after endorsing the Republican front-runner. She asked a crowd of thousands today in Tulsa, Oklahoma, if they are "ready to work to make America great again" -- an echoing of Trump's campaign mantra. Palin had earlier... more »
  • Trump tells 3,000 in Reno NFL has gone 'soft' like the US

    January 10, 2016 7:21 PM

    RENO, Nev. - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he doesn't watch professional football much anymore because the NFL has gone "soft" like the United States. Trump drew the analogy during a campaign speech to more than 3,000 people in downtown Reno on Sunday while casino sportsbooks were jammed with... more »
  • Benghazi Republican 'hopeful' that Clinton will be indicted

    January 8, 2016 12:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Republican member of the House Benghazi committee says he is "hopeful" that the Justice Department will indict Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for having classified information on her private email server. Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas says there is increasing evidence that "an enormous amount of information"... more »
  • For Democrats, a stable of surrogates ready to campaign

    January 8, 2016 12:33 PM

    CEDAR RAPIDS - While Hillary Clinton has been rallying Democrats out West, former President Bill Clinton has been carrying her campaign's message through Iowa. Next week, when the Democratic front-runner returns to Iowa herself, her daughter, Chelsea, will be courting supporters in New Hampshire. The family tag-team across the early... more »
  • $50M spent on Louisiana governor race, campaign records show

    January 7, 2016 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's most recent governor's race appears to be the most expensive in state history as unfettered spending from outside political groups boosted total campaign spending to $50 million. The latest campaign finance reports were filed with the state ethics administration office this week. The reports document dollars... more »
  • Ted Cruz to hold Baton Rouge rally Monday

    January 7, 2016 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The campaign for Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz said he will be in Baton Rouge on Jan. 11 for a rally. The Texas senator will meet with Louisiana supporters at the BR Marriott's Grand Ballroom from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Organizers posted a link... more »
  • Delgado using crime, toll loop to stump for EBR mayor-president Play Video

    January 7, 2016 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council member John Delgado announced Thursday morning he's running for the East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's office. Delgado was elected to the Metro Council in 2012. He would replace Kip Holden, who is term-limited. He said Thursday he plans to tackle crime and transportation issues... more »
  • Police say Trump issues 20k tickets for 1,400-seat VT venue

    January 6, 2016 5:37 PM

    MONTPELIER - Burlington, Vermont, police say Donald Trump's presidential campaign has given out 20,000 tickets for his event at a venue that has 1,400 seats. Security will be tight for Trump's scheduled visit Thursday to the lakeside city, hometown of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Seating at the downtown Flynn... more »
  • GOP candidates call for end to stigma around drug addiction

    January 5, 2016 2:02 PM

    HOOKSETT, N.H. - Republican presidential hopefuls are calling for a more compassionate discussion around drug addiction that focuses on substance abuse as a curable disease, not a moral failing. Candidates are gathering Tuesday for a forum on addiction in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary and a state... more »
  • Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

    January 5, 2016 12:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is pledging to break up the country's largest financial institutions within the first year of his administration if he is elected to the White House. In a fiery speech just a few subway stops from Wall Street, Sanders characterized the financial industry as... more »
  • Bill Clinton to stump for his wife, bringing old controversy

    January 4, 2016 11:41 AM

    KEENE, N.H. - Bill Clinton is back on the presidential campaign trail - and so is his baggage. For months, the former president has largely stayed out of the 2016 race, mentioned mostly in passing by Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Now, following days of attacks over his sexual history from... more »
  • Ben Carson's campaign manager, spokesman leave GOP campaign

    December 31, 2015 1:39 PM

    DES MOINES - The campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he and another top aide have resigned. Barry Bennett says he and communications director Doug Watts left the campaign on Thursday morning. Bennett says he left because of mounting frustration that Carson was listening more to his... more »
  • Christie-backed changes in gun rules get mixed reaction

    December 25, 2015 11:24 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie is fighting his image as weak on gun rights as he works to build support in New Hampshire, a key primary state. This week, the New Jersey governor endorsed the recommendations of a commission he established to examine his state's strict permitting... more »
  • Carson suggests campaign shake-up is coming

    December 23, 2015 3:45 PM

    UPPERCO - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday morning he is moving toward a major shake-up of his struggling campaign, with less than six weeks to go until early voting begins to select party nominees. Yet by Wednesday evening, he tried to steer away from that message, announcing that... more »
  • Lindsey Graham ends presidential campaign

    December 21, 2015 12:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - He's picked up such a small level of support in the presidential race, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham didn't even qualify for the undercard debate last month. And now, Graham is ending his campaign, while saying he remains committed to achieving security for the American people. Graham... more »
  • Bernie Sanders struggles to gain edge in presidential bid

    December 20, 2015 3:08 PM

    MANCHESTER - The third Democratic presidential debate opened with an apology and ended with compliments. For months, the Democratic primary contest has been a relatively civil affair - which party leaders believe offers a much-needed contrast with the raucous Republican field. A day after a rancorous dispute over a breach... more »
  • Clinton must choose how to address data breach in Dem debate

    December 19, 2015 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Revelations that four members of Bernie Sanders' campaign staff improperly accessed voter information compiled by Hillary Clinton's campaign have shaken up the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. It is a development that has the potential to transform a sleepy Saturday night debate into something far livelier. The... more »
  • Trump's mix of business, politics makes for unorthodox bid

    December 19, 2015 3:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - It's hard to see where Donald Trump the business ends and Donald Trump the presidential candidate begins. The Republican front-runner has made more use of corporate resources than previous candidates. That has federal regulators asking questions. And campaign finance experts say some of what he's doing could be... more »
  • Data breach has Sanders, Clinton campaigns pointing fingers

    December 18, 2015 6:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - A data breach in the Democratic National Committee voter database led to a firing, a lawsuit, and a lot of pointed fingers between the top two Democrats running for president. The DNC temporarily barred Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign this week from accessing their massive trove of... more »
  • Culprit destroying signs of Baker police chief candidate Play Video

    December 18, 2015 5:50 PM

    BAKER - More than $2000 in political funding is down the drain for Darryl Rainwater, who's running for the chief of police in Baker. An unknown culprit, or culprits has started damaging campaign signs at the beginning of this month and Rainwater told News 2 it's costing him money. The... more »
  • Lawmakers: Remove Donald Trump's name from NY state park

    December 17, 2015 3:04 PM

    ALBANY - Two Democratic New York lawmakers say an undeveloped state park named after Donald Trump should be rechristened because of what they say are discriminatory proposals from the Republican presidential candidate. State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Charles Lavine say they'll push legislation to rename Donald J. Trump State... more »
  • Republicans gather in Las Vegas, with national security a key issue

    December 15, 2015 5:47 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Donald Trump will once again be standing at center stage when nine Republican presidential candidates debate tonight in Las Vegas. The debate will be the first for Republicans since the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, that increased concerns about terrorism in the United States. Trump's... more »
  • Clinton vows to defeat Islamic State if elected

    December 11, 2015 4:12 PM

    TULSA - Hillary Clinton says her opponents "talk a lot" about defeating terrorists but that when it comes to defeating the Islamic State group, she's the lone candidate with a specific plan. Clinton says she's "been in the situation room" of the White House and knows what it will take... more »
  • Ben Carson threatens to leave Republican Party

    December 11, 2015 11:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - In what would be a nightmare scenario for the GOP, presidential candidate Ben Carson threatened Friday to leave the Republican Party amid reports of deepening concerns from GOP officials about the splintered 2016 electorate. The retired neurosurgeon lashed out at Republican leaders who discussed the possibility of a... more »
  • Clinton makes new plea for tougher gun laws

    December 3, 2015 4:30 PM

    MANCHESTER - Hillary Clinton is issuing a fresh plea for stricter gun control after yesterday's mass shooting in California. She told a Women's Economic Opportunity Summit in New Hampshire that there's no way to "stop every incident of gun violence" -- but added that "we can stop a lot of... more »
  • Trump drops event with black pastors after some object

    November 29, 2015 9:10 PM

    JERSEY CITY - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman. An Ohio... more »
  • Edwards campaign launches official transition website

    November 25, 2015 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana’s new governor-elect is searching for people interested in serving his administration. John Bel Edward’s campaign launched its official transition website OnwardLouisiana.com Wednesday. The website features a newsletter sign-up form and a news archive so users can track announcements from the transition team. Users... more »
  • Edwards wins governor's race, Vitter won't seek Senate re-election Play Video

    November 21, 2015 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - John Bel Edwards declared victory over David Vitter Saturday night as he was projected to win the governor's seat. Edwards pulled in around 140,000 votes more than David Vitter in the final unofficial tally, a 56-44 margin. Edwards' camp in New Orleans erupted into cheers... more »
  • Republican hoping to defy polls in Louisiana governor's race

    November 20, 2015 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is trying to rally last-minute support from conservative voters in advance of Louisiana's Saturday runoff election for governor. The race remarkably shows Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards in the lead in a state that usually votes Republican. The competition has become... more »
  • Democrat draws straw, winning tiebreaker in state election

    November 20, 2015 3:35 PM

    JACKSON - A Democrat has won an election tiebreaker in Mississippi by drawing a big green straw from a bag. Bo Eaton, a 20-year incumbent, defeated Republican challenger Mark Tullos in the drawing Friday in the governor's office. Eaton, a farmer from Taylorsville, said before the drawing that he would... more »
  • Louisiana governor's race top of Saturday ballot

    November 20, 2015 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's runoff election features three statewide races on Saturday's ballot, with most attention focused on the governor's race. But competitions for lieutenant governor and attorney general also await decisions. LOUISIANA GOVERNOR A competitive runoff between Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards and Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter... more »
  • Clinton: Would send no US troops into Syria

    November 19, 2015 3:07 PM

    NEW YORK - If she's elected president, Hillary Rodham Clinton says, she will keep American troops out of Syria. In a sweeping foreign policy address in New York, Clinton today said she would resist sending forces to fight Islamic militants even if there's another terrorist attack in the U.S. She... more »
  • Refugee flap overtakes state issues in La. governor's race

    November 18, 2015 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana governor's race has taken a surprising turn into foreign policy ahead of Saturday's election. TV political ads and campaign rhetoric in the race has shifted this week to the Paris terrorist attacks and the wisdom of allowing Syrian refugees into U.S. borders. Republican U.S. Sen.... more »
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign Play Video

    November 17, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday evening he is suspending his campaign for the presidency. Jindal made the announcement on Fox News, saying "This is not my time. I've come to the realization that this is not my time." Jindal had polled at around one percent... more »
  • WATCH: The cost of trailing the governor out of town Play Video

    November 17, 2015 12:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has spent millions on sending a team of State Troopers with the governor when he travels outside of Louisiana. In the last few years, there has been an increased amount of travel as Bobby Jindal built a platform to run for president. He traveled... more »
  • Cruz says he, not Trump, is race's true conservative

    November 12, 2015 3:58 PM

    CONCORD - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is making a more forceful case that he - not Donald Trump - is the candidate true conservative voters will coalesce behind in the 2016 presidential race. Cruz worked to align himself with Trump earlier in the campaign and isn't smacking the billionaire with... more »
  • Vitter lags Edwards in latest governor's race fundraising

    November 12, 2015 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democrat John Bel Edwards is outraising Republican rival David Vitter in the Louisiana governor's race runoff campaign, as Edwards remains the surprise front-runner in the election. Campaigns for the two candidates announced Thursday how much money they've raised for the Nov. 21 runoff, as new fundraising reports... more »
  • Rubio releases GOP charge card statements from 2005-06

    November 7, 2015 7:39 PM

    MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has released two additional years of charge card statements in response to questions about his personal spending as a state lawmaker in Florida. The American Express card statements were released by the campaign Saturday and cover expenses in 2005 and 2006. During that... more »
  • Protesters gather in NYC to protest Trump's 'SNL' appearance

    November 7, 2015 7:08 PM

    NEW YORK - Demonstrators are marching through the streets of New York City to protest Donald Trump's views on immigration hours before he hosts "Saturday Night Live." Dozens of protesters held signs and chanted Saturday evening as they marched from Trump Tower to NBC's studio in Rockefeller Plaza. Outside Rockefeller... more »
  • Vitter to host two rallies across La. Saturday

    November 6, 2015 6:15 PM

    METAIRIE – Senator David Vitter announced Friday that his campaign will be hosting two rallies across the state on Saturday, as the race for the governor’s office enters its final stretch. According to his campaign, Vitter will be in Shreveport Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Wyndham Garden hotel.... more »
  • Clinton faces protest as she courts black voters

    October 30, 2015 6:49 PM

    ATLANTA - As she courts black voters in the South, Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising them that if she's elected, she will be their partner in the White House and follow in the footsteps of her predecessor. In Atlanta, Clinton today called for eliminating sentencing disparities between crack cocaine crimes... more »
  • Biden says he will not run for president in 2016

    October 21, 2015 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he won't run for president in 2016. His decision finalizes the Democratic Party's field of White House candidates and sets Biden on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career. Biden spent months deliberating with his family and political advisers... more »
  • Governor's debate scheduled Thursday with all 4 candidates

    October 15, 2015 10:49 AM

    RUSTON- Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is participating in his second governor's race debate with three major rivals, and he's expected to be hit with criticism for his attack-heavy campaign style. The TV debate set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Louisiana Tech University could be Vitter's last before the Oct.... more »
  • Governor's race accounts for two-thirds of TV political ads

    October 15, 2015 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Spending on TV advertising for Louisiana's Oct. 24 election grew by more than 32 percent over the last week, as candidates and outside groups pour millions into last-minute ads they hope can sway voters. An analysis of ad spending by the Center for Public Integrity shows more than... more »
  • Clinton focuses on health care at rally Play Video

    September 21, 2015 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vowed in Baton Rouge to defend President Barack Obama's health care reforms if she's elected to the White House. Clinton stopped in Baton Rouge to speak to volunteers helping organize the campaign in the area ahead of the state's primary election... more »
  • Jay Dardenne unveils his first TV ad in La. governor's race

    September 16, 2015 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Republican candidate for governor Jay Dardenne has started his TV advertising, pitching himself as a nonpartisan, straight talker who will "make Louisiana proud." With the launch of his 30-second spot Tuesday, Dardenne, the state's lieutenant governor, became the last of the four major contenders for governor to begin... more »
  • In Iowa, Obama looks to leave his imprint on 2016 race

    September 14, 2015 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Presidential candidates are a common sight in Iowa as the 2016 campaign intensifies. But on Monday, the White House hopefuls will have some competition from the man they're running to succeed. President Barack Obama will spend the afternoon in Des Moines, the capital of the kickoff caucus state... more »
  • Jindal campaign video calls out Trump for narcissism

    September 10, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal camp opened up fire on presidential candidate Donald Trump Thursday as they released a video to Facebook with the simple caption "classic narcissist." Set to the beloved Beatles tune "All You Need Is Love", the 49 second clip is a montage of media moments... more »
  • Candidate sign-up reaches final day with few surprises

    September 10, 2015 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The final hours of the candidate sign-up period for the Oct. 24 election are winding down. No unexpected twists have stirred up things at the top of the ballot, where Louisiana has wide open races for governor and lieutenant governor. At least eight candidates already have registered to... more »
  • Clinton says private email was a 'mistake,' she's 'sorry'

    September 8, 2015 4:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton says her use of a private email account was a "mistake," adding that she is "sorry" and takes responsibility for the decision. Clinton offers the apology in an interview with ABC News on Tuesday after declining to do so previously. On Friday, she didn't apologize... more »
  • Candidates, protesters show up for qualifications

    September 8, 2015 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Candidates, their family members, and a few protesters showed up to the Secretary of State's office Tuesday as qualifications for the fall elections began. The top races in Louisiana include the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer and insurance commissioner. Candidates for the eight Board of... more »
  • Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid

    August 31, 2015 2:59 PM

    AIR FORCE ONE - Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president. West claimed he would run for president while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest... more »
  • Pro-Vitter super PAC kicks off $2M TV ad campaign Friday

    August 27, 2015 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The super PAC created to boost David Vitter's candidacy for governor is starting its hefty $2 million advertising blitz a bit unexpectedly, praising the Republican U.S. senator rather than trashing his competitors. Super PACs often are seen as groups that can attack for candidates without the candidates'... more »
  • Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's race

    August 19, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- U.S. Sen. David Vitter is sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race. And now he's finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising. The Republican candidate launches his first 30-second TV ad Thursday. Campaign spokesman Luke Bolar says the spot will run across... more »
  • Kennedy joins Dardenne, says Jindal should pay for campaign security detail Play Video

    August 17, 2015 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last month, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who is also running for governor, said taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for Gov. Bobby Jindal's campaign travel. Now, State Treasurer John Kennedy says Jindal should use his campaign funds for security protection while he's campaigning. According... more »
  • Trump released from New York jury duty, now back to campaign

    August 17, 2015 4:29 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump has been sent home without being picked for a jury. The billionaire candidate for president reported for jury duty in New York City on Monday. He was released at the end of the day without being selected to serve on a case. He has now... more »
  • Jindal piggybacks #CeciltheLion to push Planned Parenthood videos

    July 30, 2015 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What do a lion shot by a trophy hunter in Africa and sting videos of a Planned Parenthood executive have in common? For Governor Bobby Jindal, they were a way to try and get his views out on social media during the crowded GOP presidential race.... more »
  • Jindal suspends presidential campaign after shooting

    July 24, 2015 1:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he is suspending his presidential campaign activities in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. Jindal made the announcement while appearing on Fox and Friends. He did not say how long he would remain off the campaign trail.... more »
  • Trump dismisses editorial calling on him to drop out

    July 21, 2015 1:28 PM

    DES MOINES - Donald Trump is dismissing an editorial in the Des Moines Register as "sophomoric." It calls on Trump to end his presidential campaign -- or what the newspaper calls a "side show." The paper says Trump "has proven himself not only unfit to hold office, but unfit to... more »
  • Bobby Jindal reports raising $597K for presidential race

    July 16, 2015 8:05 AM

    WASHINGTON- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican presidential candidate, has raised about $579,000 for his campaign. That's according to financial reports his campaign filed Wednesday with federal regulators. Most presidential candidates are due to file similar documents by midnight. The GOP field is expected to have 17 candidates. Jindal announced... more »
  • In Iowa, Jindal laughs with voter who asks 'What are you up to?'

    July 1, 2015 11:13 PM

    OMAHA - Governor Bobby Jindal was in a suburb of this metro area Wednesday, shaking hands and taking pictures with voters. Jindal and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee were in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Both discussed issues they see as important to voters, especially gay marriage. "I support federal... more »
  • Christie says he's running in 2016 to 'change the world'

    June 30, 2015 11:37 AM

    LIVINGSTON, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has launched a 2016 campaign for president. The Republican governor formally announced his plans in a Tuesday morning event in the gymnasium of his old high school. He says both political parties "have failed our country" in an announcement speech calling for... more »
  • NBC severs ties with Trump, including Miss USA

    June 29, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEW YORK - NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. NBC said it would no longer air the annual "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants, which... more »

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