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  • AP: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders win New Hampshire

    February 9, 2016 8:06 PM

    NEW HAMPSHIRE - Based on early returns, the Associated Press projects Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders as the winners of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. Trump and Sanders were considered the frontrunners for the Republican and Democratic parties, respectively. Only about 4% of the vote is in... 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 »
  • Voter registration ends today for Louisiana's presidential primary

    February 3, 2016 9:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Today is the last day for Louisiana residents to register to vote for the state's upcoming presidential primary. Voters will cast their ballots on March 5th. People who still need to register can do so online through the Secretary of State's Office or at the parish registrar of... more »
  • Cruz takes Iowa; Clinton & Sanders nearly tied

    February 2, 2016 12:17 AM

    DES MOINES, IA - The Iowa caucus was full of surprises on both side of the political aisle. A record number of republican voters showed up to caucus. Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) led a crowded field of candidates with 28% of the vote. Donald Trump, who led most polls... 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 »
  • Former ATC Commissioner Hebert announces Senate intentions

    January 28, 2016 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former state senator and ATC Commissioner, Troy Hebert, announced Thursday his intention to run for the U.S. Senate next fall. Hebert has served as Alcohol & Tobacco Control Commissioner for the past five years. His joining of the race will add the first non-Republican candidate to... 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 »
  • Drug abuse bill raises hopes for election-year achievement

    January 27, 2016 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - There's a glimmer of hope that a bill aimed at fighting heroin and opioid addiction will let Congress claim an achievement this election year, despite the likelihood that lawmakers will gridlock over most other issues. Bills in both the Senate and House creating grants to combat abuse and... 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 »
  • Planned Parenthood backing Clinton in primary race

    January 10, 2016 4:13 PM

    HOOKSETT, N.H. - Planned Parenthood says its endorsement of Hillary Clinton won't result in negative campaigning against her Democratic primary opponents. President Cecile Richards says the group's political arm is endorsing early so it can begin reminding voters about what she calls the Republican candidates' "extreme" positions on women's health.... 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 »
  • Holden gives last State of the City Address Play Video

    January 6, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kip Holden claims a number of accomplishments during his time in office including a lower crime rate, improved traffic and a revitalized downtown. The mayor-president gave his last State of the City address Wednesday at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club. He gave credit to those who came... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Albany could get new school and upgrades Play Video

    December 10, 2015 6:04 PM

    ALBANY - The Livingston Parish School Board plans to ask Albany voters to approve a bond to pay for a new school and several upgrades across the area. The school board will call an election in April for the $13.5 million bond that would build a new $7 million elementary... more »
  • Rep. Fleming officially announces for Louisiana Senate race

    December 7, 2015 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Rep. John Fleming has launched his campaign for the Louisiana U.S. Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter. Fleming is positioning himself as a contender willing to take on Washington's GOP leaders. In a video posted Monday, Fleming - in office since 2009 - says... 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 »
  • Louisiana presidential primary sign-up period begins

    December 2, 2015 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Presidential candidates interested in being on Louisiana's March 5 primary ballot have started signing up. Qualifying for the presidential primary runs from Wednesday through Friday. Candidates either send a representative to qualify them by proxy or mail their paperwork into the Secretary of State's office. Democrats signing... 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 »
  • No recount for Ascension Parish president's race Play Video

    November 24, 2015 10:24 AM

    GONZALES - After losing the Ascension Parish president's seat by only 115 votes over the weekend, Clint Cointment officially conceded Tuesday morning and said he will not seek a full recount of the vote. Kenny Matassa won the election for parish president Saturday night, but the margin was close... more »
  • Entirely new council ready to take over Livingston Parish Play Video

    November 23, 2015 6:01 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Newly elected Livingston Parish council members have pledged to work together as the entirely new council will take over in January. Voters replaced three incumbents who did not seek reelection and ousted six others. For the first time ever the parish will bring in nine new members. John... more »
  • November 23, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 23, 2015 6:54 AM

    Here are today's top stories: 2015 Election Results NOPD: 16 injured after gunmen open fire at music video filming LSU drops 3rd straight football game Chilly but clear to mild but moody Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Landry unseats Caldwell in attorney general's race

    November 21, 2015 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Acadiana congressman Jeff Landry unseated Louisiana's incumbent attorney general Buddy Caldwell in Saturday night's election. Landry defeated Caldwell 609,883 to 473,165 in the unofficial results, a 56-44 percent margin. Landry honed in on Caldwell's connections during his campaign, accusing the incumbent of a "Buddy... more »
  • Nungesser wins lieutenant governor's seat Play Video

    November 21, 2015 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser defeated East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden in the runoff for lieutenant governor Saturday night. Nungesser won by a 55-45 percent margin over Holden -- 628,596 to 505,514 in the unofficial tally. In his victory speech Nungesser called Holden... more »
  • 100-year-old casts vote Saturday Play Video

    November 21, 2015 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A one-hundred year old man braved unfriendly weather Saturday to cast a ballot in the statewide governor's race. Willie Johnson has been voting since the law allowed him to vote, after the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Since, he has made sure to participate in the... 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 »
  • Lieutenant governor's runoff a low-key affair in Louisiana

    November 19, 2015 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Though Louisiana is in the midst of a lieutenant governor's race, it's been hard to tell, overshadowed by the state's competitive race for governor. Democrat Kip Holden and Republican Billy Nungesser have been running quieter campaigns for lieutenant governor, trying to build off grassroots support and... 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 »
  • Runoff set for final Livingston Parish Council seat Play Video

    November 18, 2015 6:04 PM

    WATSON - There's one race left to decide the final seat for the Livingston Parish Council, and voters in the Watson area will decide between two republicans Saturday. Voters will pick either incumbent Jim Norred or Garry "Frog" Talbert. In October, Talbert received 12 more votes than Norred taking 42... more »
  • Final governor's race debate marked by exchange of attacks

    November 17, 2015 4:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter did little to mask their distaste for each other in the final statewide TV debate of the governor's race ahead of Saturday's election. Edwards, a state representative, at one point described Vitter as lacking a "moral compass" and in another... more »
  • Syrian refugees becoming an issue in the La. governor's race Play Video

    November 16, 2015 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republicans are turning a national debate over the resettlement of Syrian refugees into a point of attack against Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards in the Louisiana governor's race. Both GOP contender David Vitter and Edwards have released statements saying Louisiana should block Syrian refugees from entering the... more »
  • Lt. Governor candidates set to speak at Press Club today

    November 16, 2015 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The candidates for Lt. Governor are speaking at the Press Club of Baton Rouge Monday. It's one of the final times East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President, Kip Holden and former Plaquemines Parish President, Billy Nungesser will square off before election day on November 21. The press club forum... more »
  • November 16, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 16, 2015 8:16 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Baton Rouge citizens gather downtown in solidarity after terrorist attacks in France Thousands of people take advantage of early voting Tax Amnesty program offers delinquent taxpayers a fresh start Monitoring a severe storms threat Updates all day, every day: ... more »
  • Bobby Jindal won't endorse in Louisiana governor's race

    November 13, 2015 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Term-limited Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't endorse a candidate in the Nov. 21 runoff election to choose his successor. Jindal, a Republican running for the presidential nomination, said Friday that "voters can make up their own minds" without him announcing who he supports in the... more »
  • Fire district pushing for fee renewal from voters Play Video

    November 12, 2015 5:26 PM

    WALKER - Fire fighters in Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 are pushing for voters to renew a service charge that makes up 30 percent of the district's budget. The $32 yearly fee generates $713,000 a year for Fire District 4. District 4 covers one-third of the parish including Walker,... 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 »
  • Latest Vitter ad for governor features 'Duck Dynasty' star

    November 12, 2015 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican David Vitter has turned to reality TV star Willie Robertson to try to help him move past a years-old prostitution scandal that has been revived in the Louisiana governor's race. Robertson, one of the bearded men of "Duck Dynasty," is featured in Vitter's latest TV... more »
  • Edwards draws criticism for use of military background in ad

    November 11, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Afghanistan war veteran speaking at a Veterans Day ceremony took aim at governor's candidate John Bel Edwards, who has made his military resume key to his election effort. Mike McNaughton, a retired National Guard soldier, urged candidates in his Wednesday speech to "not use our... more »
  • In some North Carolina elections, heads or tails decides a race

    November 11, 2015 2:44 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - In at least five North Carolina town council elections, the winner came down to a simple coin flip because the races were deadlocked. The News & Observer of Raleigh explains that state law dictates that municipal election tie votes must be determined "by lot." County elections officials... more »
  • Prime-time gubernatorial debate ends like daytime tabloid show Play Video

    November 10, 2015 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Political arguing over records became a spirited tête-à-tête where debate moderators had to sternly warn candidates for Louisiana governor to follow procedures. The emotional discussion came in the last five minutes of one of two televised debates between Republican David Vitter and Democrat John Bel Edwards.... more »
  • Vitter, Edwards to meet Tuesday in first TV debate of runoff

    November 10, 2015 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican David Vitter is seeking to gain ground in the Louisiana governor's race against Democrat John Bel Edwards in the first televised debate of the runoff campaign. The hour-long debate, to air statewide Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Louisiana Public Broadcasting stations, comes with fewer than... more »
  • David Vitter acknowledges prostitution scandal in new TV ad

    November 9, 2015 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After months of attacks about the issue, Republican candidate for governor David Vitter is addressing his prostitution scandal in a new television ad - though without using the word prostitution. The 30-second spot, released Monday, features Vitter sitting at a kitchen table as he talks to... 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 »
  • Voting opens Saturday in Louisiana's Nov. 21 runoff election

    November 6, 2015 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting begins Saturday for the Nov. 21 runoff election, with competitions for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general on the ballot. Secretary of State Tom Schedler is hoping to draw more voters in the runoff, after a low 39 percent turnout for the primary election last... more »
  • Edwards hits Vitter on prostitution scandal in new TV ad

    November 6, 2015 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic candidate for governor John Bel Edwards is using the high-profile Saturday college football clash between LSU and Alabama to unveil a new TV attack ad against GOP rival David Vitter, striking at Vitter's prostitution scandal. The 30-second spot, to air statewide, is Edwards' first direct... more »
  • It's the last day to vote early

    November 6, 2015 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Early voting ends this Saturday if you're planning to vote early before the general election. The governor's race is expected to be the main event, but the ballot contains quite a few other run-offs and other propositions as well. Statewide, Kip Holden and Bill Nungesser are... more »
  • Springfield could get new high school campus Play Video

    November 5, 2015 4:56 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town of Springfield in Livingston Parish will get a new high school campus if voters in the area approve a $14 million bond issue. The Livingston Parish School Board will announce plans to call an election in April Thursday night. Most buildings on the current Springfield High... more »
  • Rubio says he'll release charge card records in coming weeks

    November 4, 2015 5:35 PM

    MANCHESTER - Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio says that in the next few weeks he'll release the statements of an American Express card he shared with the Florida Republican Party. Rubio had the party-issued card from February 2005 to November 2008. During his 2010 U.S. Senate bid, news broke... more »
  • Caldwell gets support from Legislature's black caucus

    November 4, 2015 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has picked up the backing of a group of Democratic state lawmakers for his re-election bid. The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus announced Wednesday its endorsement of Caldwell in the Nov. 21 runoff against Republican challenger Jeff Landry. Nearly all members of... more »
  • Vitter runs against Louisiana politicians in governor's race

    November 4, 2015 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - As he looks for a message to gain ground with voters, Republican candidate for governor David Vitter has returned to a strategy that served him well in past elections: criticizing other politicians. He's described Baton Rouge as "broken and dysfunctional" and lacking in adult leadership. In his... more »

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