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  • Clinton focuses on health care at rally check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • The 2016 list

    June 24, 2015 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Jindal announced he was running for president today in Kenner. He marks the 17th candidate to announce running for the Oval Office. He is the 13th Republican going into the primary. Here is a compiled list of current candidates running for the title in alphabetical order... more »
  • Jindal launches 2016 campaign by blasting big government Play Video

    June 24, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - With Garth Brooks blaring behind him, Governor Bobby Jindal charged into his first speech as a 2016 presidential candidate by blasting big government, Democrats in Washington, and even his own party. In his first speech as a presidential candidate Jindal touted his record of cuts as... more »
  • After white supremacist donation, Cassidy gives money to church victim fund

    June 23, 2015 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Newly-elected U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy said he has donated $1,000 to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund after it was revealed Earl Holt donated to his campaign. Holt, the leader of a white supremacist group, was idolized by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof. Roof is in... more »
  • Jindal strips budget language aimed at his campaign travel

    June 19, 2015 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed state lawmakers' attempt to curb taxpayer spending on the Republican governor's campaign travel as he readies a 2016 presidential bid. Jindal stripped language from next year's budget that would have prohibited the Louisiana State Police from paying for the governor's security detail... more »
  • Trump jumps in 2016 race, bold as ever

    June 16, 2015 1:07 PM

    NEW YORK -The Donald is running for president. Real-estate mogul and reality-television star Donald Trump said Tuesday he will seek the Republican nomination for president. He's the 12th high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race, with more to come in the weeks ahead. "All of my life, I... more »
  • After 6 months of consideration, Jeb Bush ready for '16 race

    June 15, 2015 7:49 AM

    WASHINGTON- Jeb Bush is ready to launch a presidential campaign months in the making with a focus on the "most vulnerable in our society." Six months after he got the 2016 campaign started by saying he was considering a bid, the 62-year-old former Florida governor will formally enter the race... more »
  • Jindal to announce political plans later this month

    June 3, 2015 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Jindal is expected to announce his future political plans in just three weeks. According to his chief political advisor, the governor will reveal if he's running for president on June 24th in New Orleans. Governor Jindal formed a campaign exploratory committee in May, and has hinted... more »
  • Chris Christie visits Baton Rouge for David Vitter Tuesday

    May 5, 2015 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will make two campaign stops in the area for Senator David Vitter Tuesday. Christie will join Vitter, who is running for governor, at an open event at a local brewery then attend a private reception. Earlier in the day, Christie is... more »
  • Vitter brings in another $1.1M for governor's race campaign

    April 20, 2015 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter continues to draw hefty sums for his campaign to be Louisiana's next governor. His campaign said Monday the Republican senator brought in $1.1 million so far this year, boosting his fundraising total to $5.2 million. The campaign said it has $4.2 million in... more »
  • Dardenne not ready to reveal higher education plan check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 6, 2015 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne chose his former junior high school, Westdale Middle in Baton Rouge, as the place to launch a statewide announcement tour for his gubernatorial campaign. Dardenne is one of three Republicans in the race along with Sen. David Vitter and Scott Angelle. State... more »
  • NY village wants to give its Lucille Ball statue a makeover

    April 6, 2015 10:34 AM

    CELORON, NY - They may have loved "I Love Lucy" but many in Lucille Ball's western New York hometown have no affection for her life-size statue in a local park. Since the bronze sculpture was unveiled in 2009 in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, the statue... more »
  • Clinton to start 2016 bid with focus on voter interaction

    April 6, 2015 10:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to launch her campaign for president sometime in the next two weeks and will initially focus on intimate events, rather than soaring speeches to big rallies. That's according to two people close to the Clinton organization. They say her team is looking to... more »
  • Rubio to announce next campaign on April 13

    March 30, 2015 4:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Marco Rubio is set to kick off his next campaign April 13. The first-term Republican from Florida did not explicitly declare himself a presidential candidate during an interview Monday on Fox News Channel, but instead suggested his 2016 plans would be announced in Miami in two weeks.... more »
  • Trump in New Hampshire as he eyes presidential bid again

    March 19, 2015 2:05 AM

    AMHERST, N.H. - Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is heading to New Hampshire as he again considers a presidential run. Trump will attend a reception Thursday at the Amherst home of Republican state Rep. Steve Stepanek. The visit comes one day after Trump announced plans to... more »
  • Cruz hones pitch as he visits rural voters

    March 16, 2015 2:45 AM

    LINCOLN, N.H. - As he prepares for of his expected presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz is hoping voters from rural New Hampshire and his home state of Texas share a similarly dour view of government. The Republican is promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service and scrap the Education Department.... more »
  • Christie building up campaign while sticking close to home

    March 13, 2015 2:56 AM

    NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's team is pushing back against the impression that he's struggling in his expected presidential bid. Lest there be any doubt his presidential prospects are alive, Christie's supporters announced new hires and donors Thursday, as well as the launch of a super PAC... more »
  • In New Hampshire, Bush finds a familiar state for his family

    March 13, 2015 2:55 AM

    CONCORD, N.H. - Seeking support in the state hosting the nation's first presidential primary, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush faces a mixed history of voting for members of his family. Bush arrives in New Hampshire on Friday for two public events and a series of private meetings with party leaders... more »
  • Lawmaker facing spending probe benefited from donor projects

    March 13, 2015 2:51 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - An Associated Press review finds that Illinois congressman Aaron Schock has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors. The Republican has been under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors. Campaign contributors built, financed... more »
  • Activists rally to decriminalize marijuana

    March 7, 2015 6:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - City officials and community activists have kicked off a campaign in support of clemency for Bernard Noble, who is serving 13 years in prison for marijuana possession. Members of the New Orleans City Council, sentencing reform advocates, friends, and family began the campaign with a rally Saturday.... more »
  • Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

    March 3, 2015 4:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks failed to get a hearing in the House last session. With the GOP... more »
  • Bush defends his conservative credentials ahead of CPAC

    February 27, 2015 2:28 AM

    PALM BEACH, FL - Jeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials - tax cuts and smaller government as Florida's governor. But convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he's one of them might be a tougher sell. A sign of what Bush faces at CPAC: His... more »
  • Jindal spends $1.5M from campaign, though no La. race to run

    February 19, 2015 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has been spending handily from his state campaign account, though he isn't up for re-election and doesn't plan to run for any other office in Louisiana. In his latest campaign finance report, the Republican governor documents nearly $1.5 million in spending over 2014. More... more »
  • Sen. Cassidy talks immigration, healthcare and more Play Video

    February 19, 2015 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been whirlwind few months for new U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy. At the end of 2014, the then-representative defeated incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu to earn a spot in the Senate. Now that he's been sworn in, he's in the think of debates over immigration, healthcare and energy.... more »
  • Landry outraises incumbent Caldwell in attorney general race

    February 12, 2015 3:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has fallen behind chief opponent Jeff Landry in fundraising for this fall's election. Both Republican candidates in the Oct. 24 election filed their campaign finance report this week with the Board of Ethics. Landry, a former congressman, has more than three times the... more »
  • Romney Declines a 2016 Bid

    January 31, 2015 8:28 AM

    Washington - Mitt Romney's quest to reach the White House has lasted almost a decade of his life. Now at age 67, Romney has announced that this quest is at an end; he has decided against a third attempt for the White House. Many believe that this shift comes... more »
  • Wistful, humorous Romney looks back as he ponders '16

    January 29, 2015 3:25 AM

    STARKVILLE, MS - Mitt Romney still says he's thinking about running for president again in 2016. But he's doing his best not to tip his hand. At Mississippi State University on Wednesday, Romney acted like a candidate when he shook hands and posed for pictures at a local barbecue joint.... more »
  • Jindal headed to Europe on economic development trip

    January 8, 2015 3:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to Europe this weekend for an economic development mission. The trip also could bolster the governor's international relations credentials as he considers a possible presidential campaign. Jindal's office was announcing the plans Thursday and provided trip details in advance to The Associated... more »
  • Weighing 2016 bid, Bobby Jindal to meet with pastors in Iowa

    January 6, 2015 3:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is headed back to Iowa to meet with local pastors and again look for support among Christian evangelicals for a possible White House campaign. The stated reason for Jindal's trip on Tuesday is to talk about his appearance later this month at a... more »
  • Jindal raises money for Mississippi Lt. Governor

    December 19, 2014 6:55 AM

    GULFPORT, MS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015. A Reeves campaign email says Jindal was appearing at Reeves' fundraiser Thursday evening at a home in Gulfport, with ticket prices ranging from $250... more »
  • Kip Holden kicks off Lt. Governor run check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 10, 2014 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - He's dressed as a cowboy, Santa, and a pirate to promote East Baton Rouge, and now Mayor-President Kip Holden wants to add "lieutenant governor" to his wardrobe. Holden officially kicked off his campaign for the office Wednesday in Baton Rouge. He said he's dedicated to using... more »
  • Roadside accident kills Landrieu campaigner

    December 6, 2014 10:24 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A woman campaigning for Sen. Mary Landrieu died after being hit by a pickup truck in Shreveport. Landrieu noted the death Saturday night during her concession speech after losing her bid for re-election to Rep. Bill Cassidy. KTBS-TV said the victim was 23-year-old Sedestini Monette Fields. Police said... more »
  • Cassidy has $1.3M for final days of Senate race

    November 26, 2014 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has $1.3 million to spend in the final days of his front-runner campaign to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. Cassidy's campaign released its latest fundraising report Wednesday, outlining donations and spending through Nov. 16. The report was due to the Federal Election... more »
  • Texas governor to campaign with GOP candidate Bill Cassidy

    November 20, 2014 3:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy. Perry is scheduled to attend three early voting rallies with Cassidy next week, on Tuesday in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Covington. He'll be... more »
  • Rubio to rally with Senate candidate Bill Cassidy

    November 18, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will campaign with Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy on Saturday, as early voting opens for the Dec. 6 runoff. Cassidy's campaign announced Tuesday that Rubio will attend two rallies this weekend, in Gonzales and Kenner, to urge people to vote early and to... more »
  • Colorado vs. Utah in ski slogan

    November 14, 2014 7:46 PM

    SAL LAKE CITY, UTAH- What's in a name led to a legal fight that ended in a settlement over winter sports marketing. Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado sued, claiming a Utah advertising campaign violated its trademark involving the name Ski Town, U.S.A. Utah dropped the "USA" from its Ski... more »
  • GOP promises Cassidy a committee seat

    November 12, 2014 2:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has been promised a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. The maneuver by incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercuts one of Landrieu's chief campaign arguments - that voters need to re-elect her to keep... more »
  • Maness, Perkins back Cassidy in US Senate runoff

    November 8, 2014 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tea party-backed Rob Maness, the third-place finisher in Louisiana's U.S. Senate primary is endorsing Republican Bill Cassidy in the December runoff against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. So is Family Research Council president Tony Perkins. Cassidy says Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will join him, Maness and other Republicans... more »
  • TV campaign for gay equality starting in Miss

    November 8, 2014 12:14 PM

    BRANDON, Miss. - A civil rights group is launching an advertising campaign aimed at softening religious opposition in the Deep South to equal rights for gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is taking on the region's longstanding church-based opposition to homosexuality in a series of television... more »
  • Senate Democrats dump ads in Louisiana

    November 6, 2014 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats' campaign committee is canceling planned television ads to help Sen. Mary Landrieu in her runoff campaign against Republican Bill Cassidy. But Democratic officials say they still support the endangered incumbent. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had booked nearly $2 million in TV ads to run after... more »
  • Breaking down election results Play Video

    November 5, 2014 7:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The results are in, but what does it all mean? LSU's Bob Mann joined us on 2une In this morning to breakdown Tuesday's biggest races, as well as December's runoffs. One of the most intriguing races is for Louisiana's seat in the U.S. Senate. Three-term Democrat... more »
  • Scandals old and new mark House races

    November 4, 2014 3:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four of the six U.S. House races on Louisiana's ballot are dreary matters by the state's colorful standards, with incumbents in line for easy re-election. But the 6th District race features 87-year-old former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who hopes to overcome memories of his corruption conviction in Tuesday's... more »
  • Election Day may not settle Senate race

    November 4, 2014 3:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sen. Mary Landrieu isn't certain to know her political fate after the polls close in Louisiana's tight Senate race. The Democratic incumbent led the field of candidates heading into Tuesday's election. But polls suggest the race likely will be decided in a December runoff between Landrieu and... more »
  • 1 Dem Senate candidate welcoming Obama's help

    November 1, 2014 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is finding something unusual in his late campaign push before Tuesday's election - a Democratic Senate candidate willing to appear with him. Obama is headlining a Saturday evening rally in Detroit rally for Senate candidate Gary Peters and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer. About 5,000 people... more »
  • John Breaux on the road with Sen. Mary Landrieu

    October 31, 2014 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - He's been out of office for nearly a decade, but former U.S. Sen. John Breaux is back on the campaign trail, urging voters to support his one-time colleague, Democrat Mary Landrieu. Breaux, a Crowley native and now a Washington lobbyist, was traveling Friday to get-out-the-vote events around... more »
  • Jindal to help in South Carolina governor's race

    October 30, 2014 3:11 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on her campaign bus tour. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Jindal is campaigning Thursday with Haley as her bus stops along the South Carolina coast. The campaign's public schedule says the bus will stop at Coastal Carolina... more »
  • Obama kicks off campaign swing with Wisconsin stop

    October 28, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is kicking off a weeklong, six-state campaign spree with a visit to Wisconsin. Obama will attend a rally at a Milwaukee high school Tuesday for Mary Burke. She's the Democrat trying to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Defeating Walker, a potential 2016 presidential contender,... more »
  • Running out of time to early vote Play Video

    October 27, 2014 7:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Plenty of people have already turned out to cast votes for the November election. If you want to join them and cast your ballot early, there's still time. More than 100,000 voters have already punched their votes, but Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he was... more »
  • Senate candidate's Tea Party credentials attacked

    October 23, 2014 3:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A former campaign manager for Senate candidate Rob Maness is striking at the Republican contender's tea party support, saying Maness only sought to appeal to conservative organizations because he needed campaign money. John Kerry, who managed Maness' campaign for six months in 2013, sent an email to... more »
  • RSVP for Clinton and Landrieu campaign event

    October 18, 2014 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign asks voters who plan on attending the campaign rally with Former President Bill Clinton to RSVP before the afternoon event. This will be the second time Clinton visits Louisiana for Landrieu, whose main GOP opponents are U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy and... more »
  • Great-grandmother becomes Sorrento's police chief

    October 14, 2014 4:16 PM

    SORRENTO- A 71-year-old great-grandmother appears to be the de facto police chief of this small town since all of her opponents withdrew. Fern Barnett is now listed as the "unopposed" candidate on the Secretary of State's candidate's list. Barnett is listed as a Democrat. "Different things have been... more »
  • Obama's midterm campaign effort getting off to late start

    October 7, 2014 3:00 AM

    WASHINTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's campaign schedule is getting off to a late start, with midterm elections less than a month away. Obama is raising money for Democrats this week from coast to coast, but he is steering clear of any public campaign events with Democrats, which would hand... more »
  • Reproductive rights on center stage for Democrats

    October 3, 2014 3:40 AM

    DENVER, CO - Democrats defending their Senate majority this year are increasingly relying on an issue once seen as a wash with voters: reproductive rights. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado has made it a centerpiece of his campaign to stave off a strong challenge from GOP Rep. Cory Gardner.... more »
  • First Lady in New England to boost Democrats

    October 3, 2014 2:16 AM

    BOSTON, MA - First lady Michelle Obama is making a political visit to New England on behalf of Democrats running for governor in Massachusetts and Maine. Obama's first stop on Friday will be the Strand Theatre in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, where she is scheduled to highlight a rally for state... more »
  • Obama talks economy ahead of midterm elections

    October 2, 2014 2:34 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - President Barack Obama is trying to frame the closing economic arguments of the midterm campaign with a speech at Northwestern University. The speech Thursday is designed to let voters know that he hasn't forgotten about their financial struggles despite weeks of being consumed by global crises. A... more »
  • Jindal campaigns in New Hampshire

    September 26, 2014 8:59 PM

    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Gov. Bobby Jindal has joined Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein on two education-related campaign stops, and both were quizzed by youngsters. Jindal, who's likely considering a run for president in 2016, and Havenstein visited a charter school in Manchester on Friday before touring US FIRST, a student... more »
  • Vitter on the campaign trail against Landrieu

    September 26, 2014 3:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter will be out knocking on doors this weekend with anti-abortion activists encouraging people to vote against his colleague, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. National anti-abortion group the Susan B. Anthony List announced that Vitter will be door-knocking Saturday morning in Baton Rouge... more »
  • Palin to visit La. for GOP Senate candidate Maness

    September 25, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness is getting campaign help this weekend from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The Maness campaign says Palin will visit a Jefferson Parish restaurant on Saturday to eat alligator with Maness. The event is a nod to a Maness TV ad that... more »
  • Landrieu repays part of questioned travel costs

    September 12, 2014 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu says her campaign has reimbursed the federal government nearly $34,000 for flights she took that included political fundraising events dating to 2002. Landrieu says Friday that she apologizes and takes full responsibility for "mistakes stemming from sloppy bookkeeping." Landrieu is seeking a... more »
  • Jindal traveling to New Hampshire this weekend

    September 5, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading this weekend to the pivotal presidential campaign state of New Hampshire. Louisiana's Republican governor, considering a 2016 White House bid, planned to make several stops across New Hampshire on Saturday. The schedule of events was released by Jindal's political action committee, Stand... more »
  • 71-year-old great-grandmother campaigning for police chief spot

    August 20, 2014 10:04 PM

    SORRENTO- A 71-year-old great-grandmother has entered the race for police chief in this small town. Fern Barnett, who had been a clerk for the city and the department, qualified for the election on the first day candidates could sign up. By Wednesday evening, she was the only person listed... more »
  • Landrieu reimbursing Senate for charter flights

    August 14, 2014 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is under scrutiny for billing private chartered planes to her Senate office when she used the flights to attend campaign fundraisers. The Democratic senator spent $3,200 in taxpayer money for a flight from New Orleans to Lake Charles for a November fundraiser, though... more »
  • Landrieu says taxpayer-funded flight a mistake check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2014 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senator Mary Landrieu found herself with some explaining to do regarding a chartered flight she took across the state last November that was paid for with taxpayer money. Her staff calls it a mistake but others are saying she should've known better. Senator Landrieu mistakenly used... more »
  • La.'s Senate candidates share stage at convention

    August 2, 2014 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her two Republican competitors, Congressman Bill Cassidy and tea party favorite Rob Maness, have made their campaign pitches to Louisiana's mayors and town leaders. Saturday's speeches at the Louisiana Municipal Association convention were a rare moment where all three contenders in the... more »
  • AgCenter campaign: move toward healthier lives

    July 22, 2014 3:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter is using billboards, banners and posters to encourage people in low-income areas to take easy steps toward healthier lives. Diane Sasser runs the AgCenter education program for people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. She says the campaign has three messages: eat more fruits... more »
  • More Clinton White House records to be released

    July 16, 2014 9:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Archives says it will release previously restricted records from the Clinton White House on Supreme Court nominations, Osama bin Laden and Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign. About 1,000 pages of documents will be released Friday through the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock,... more »
  • Kissing congressman short on cash for campaign

    July 16, 2014 3:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Incumbency hasn't helped U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister boost his campaign coffers. The Republican congressman, who represents Louisiana's 5th District, reported Tuesday he had less than $4,800 in his campaign account when the latest fundraising period wrapped up June 30. In office less than a year, McAllister initially... more »
  • Cassidy edges closer to Landrieu in campaign cash

    July 15, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu continues to outraise her chief Republican competitor, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, but she's spending more money as well. The Democratic incumbent is heading into the most heated portion of the Senate race with a narrowing advantage in her cash on hand. Landrieu's campaign... more »
  • "Click it or Ticket" campaign set to begin

    May 16, 2014 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Beginning Monday May 19, Officers from law enforcement agencies throughout Louisiana will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists. It's all part of the "Click it or Ticket" campaign, to increase seat belt use and help save lives. Louisiana's seat belt use increased to 82.5 percent of... more »
  • Judge rules in favor of pro-Vitter super PAC

    May 2, 2014 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has ruled that a super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter can raise unlimited amounts of money for Vitter, who is running for governor in 2015. Judge Martin Feldman issued the decision Friday, declaring that the Fund for Louisiana's Future won't have to... more »
  • Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states

    April 26, 2014 12:29 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is planning what it calls the "Project One America" in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. Each state is controlled... more »

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