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  • 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 »
  • Council makes decision on two temporary members

    December 17, 2014 10:49 PM

    GONZALES- In an unheard of unanimous vote by the city council Wednesday night, two people were nominated for open positions on the council. Barbara Duhe, a retired city worker, was appointed to fill the seat left vacant when Timothy Vessel was recalled earlier this month. Seventy-five percent of voters... more »
  • Council to tackle open seats, special election Wednesday

    December 15, 2014 9:49 PM

    GONZALES- Governor Bobby Jindal will need to appoint someone to fill the council seat of Gary Lacombe since the deadline for the city to appoint someone passed at midnight. Mayor Barney Arceneaux said he will suggest someone to the governor's office. The city had twenty days to appoint someone... more »
  • Livingston schools need tax renewal Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:20 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish school board plans to call a special election in the spring for a tax renewal that pays for maintaining schools. Recently voters in the parish shot down two tax renewals. In the Holden area voters turned down a renewal that would pay for fire... more »
  • Sports complex's future dim after tax fails Play Video

    December 8, 2014 4:10 PM

    WATSON - A sports complex in Livingston Parish will struggle to survive after voters turned down a tax renewal Saturday. The renewal would have lasted ten years and provided $850,000 a year to maintain and improve the Live Oak Sports Complex. People who use the complex say it offers... more »
  • Edwards says defeat his political swan song

    December 6, 2014 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana governor, former federal prison inmate, and former reality TV star Edwin Edwards can add "former politician" to his list of titles, after a stinging defeat in Saturday's runoff election. Edwards said Saturday that he didn't intend to seek public office again, after losing the... more »
  • Ex-Gov. Edwards, Monroe Mayor seek House upsets

    December 6, 2014 6:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two open congressional seats remained up for grabs in Louisiana after last month's elections, and two veteran Democrats - former Gov. Edwin Edwards and longtime Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo - were hoping for upset runoff victories in the conservative, Republican-leaning districts. The 87-year-old Edwards sought a political... more »
  • Landrieu, Cassidy make final campaign pitches Play Video

    December 5, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters head to the polls Saturday to select Louisiana's next U.S. senator, choosing between Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy. As the two candidates made their final campaign arguments to voters Friday, their approaches were strikingly different. Growing hoarse from non-stop campaign appearances over the... more »
  • Landrieu can't settle on message in Senate runoff

    December 5, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With hours to go before Saturday's runoff election in Louisiana, underdog Sen. Mary Landrieu is running through her talking points. Seniority and clout. Energy committee leadership. The Keystone XL pipeline. Her opponent's timesheets. And a slap at the national Democrats who abandoned her bid for reelection. She's... more »
  • Candidates make push to polls Play Video

    December 3, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Candidates for both the 6th District Congressional race and the Senate race canvased Louisiana Wednesday in a bid to gather more voters before the polls open on Saturday. Mary Landrieu spent her day in New Roads asking supporters to vote against her opponent Bill Cassidy and... more »
  • Early voting for Dec. 6 election ends Saturday

    November 29, 2014 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Voters have one more day to cast their ballots early for the Dec. 6 election. Louisiana's early voting period wraps up Saturday, running from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., after shutting down Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. People can vote at their parish registrar... more »
  • What to know as early voting starts Saturday

    November 21, 2014 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting opens Saturday for any of Louisiana's 2.9 million registered voters seeking to cast their ballots in advance of Louisiana's December runoff. The Dec. 6 election will settle the hotly-contested U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Bill Cassidy, along with U.S.... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Deadline for removal of election signs is tomorrow Play Video

    November 10, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It seems that nearly every major street and intersection in the Capital City is lined with campaign signs from the November 4 election, but tomorrow is the deadline for the signs to be gone. Campaign signs cause headaches for the Department of Public Works as they... more »
  • Fetus removed from freezer after WBRZ report Play Video

    November 10, 2014 4:27 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Less than a week after a WBRZ Investigative Unit broke a story about a fetus being held in a freezer for the past six years, it was removed late this evening and shipped to a funeral home. It happened after Judge Guy Holdridge signed a court order... more »
  • Republicans unite to support Cassidy Play Video

    November 10, 2014 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy is getting some help in his seat from both local and national GOP leaders in his quest to unseat Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. One of the noteworthy guests at today's Republican Unity Rally: Former Senatorial candidate Rob Maness. The Tea Party favorite... more »
  • Cassidy agrees to debate Landrieu on Dec. 1

    November 6, 2014 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy announced Thursday he will engage Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu in a Dec. 1 debate. Landrieu challenged Cassidy to a total of six debates in the period leading up to the Dec. 6 runoff between the two candidates on election night.... more »
  • New Congress to include at least 101 women

    November 5, 2014 4:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - After winning a special election, Democrat Alma Adams of North Carolina will take office next week as the 100th female member of Congress. That's the most women Congress has ever had. It will be a short-lived record. With several races still to be called, the next Congress will... more »
  • McConnell cites trade agreements, taxes for action

    November 5, 2014 1:29 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, in line to be the next majority leader, says voters expect newly empowered Republicans and the Democratic White House to find common ground for fast action. McConnell says he spoke with President Barack Obama Wednesday and says he looks forward to finding areas... 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 »
  • Voters reject many amendments

    November 5, 2014 12:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters overwhelmingly denied a series of constitutional amendments Tuesday night. More than half of the proposals failed. Of fourteen on the ballot, only six passed. Eight were rejected. -Amendment 1: Approved. Sets a minimum level for Medicaid patient reimbursements paid to nursing homes, pharmacies and institutions for... more »
  • EBR School Board incumbents headed to runoff

    November 4, 2014 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In East Baton Rouge, two school board incumbents forced to run against one another after the board was cut back will head into a runoff. Republican "Jerry" Arbour and Democrat Evelyn Ware-Jackson received the most votes Tuesday night, but neither broke the 50 percent barrier needed... more »
  • Walker survives challenge in Wisconsin

    November 4, 2014 10:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - As Republicans make gains in the House and Senate, one of the potential Republican presidential contenders in 2016 has survived a challenge in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker was a top target of Democrats, after angering labor groups by enacting a measure reducing the power of public sector unions.... more »
  • Richmond picks up 2nd Dist. win

    November 4, 2014 9:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rep. Cedric Richmond, Louisiana's lone Democrat in the House, picked up an easy re-election win Tuesday night. With more than half the precincts reporting, Richmond had 63 percent of the vote against his three challengers. The 2nd District extends from New Orleans northwest and into... more »
  • Voters choose to shut down Sorrento Police Play Video

    November 4, 2014 9:19 PM

    SORRENTO - People in Sorrento voted overwhelmingly in favor of abolishing their scandal-plagued police department Tuesday night. The total was 323-170 to shut down the Sorrento PD, which has been seen its police chief resign amid a sexual assault scandal, its insurance be suspended and its force cut down... more »
  • GOP to control Senate

    November 4, 2014 7:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans have captured their sixth Senate seat that had been held by Democrats - and that's enough to give Republicans control of the Senate next year. The GOP will now have full control of Congress during the final two years of President Barack Obama's second term. And their... more »
  • Mayoral races decided in Denham Springs, Albany

    November 4, 2014 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Voters decided several local races in Livingston Parish Tuesday night. In Denham Springs, Gerard Landry defeated John Wascom 1779-1668 in that city's mayoral race. In Albany, mayoral candidate Gene Glascock defeated Thomas Dillard Stewart by just six votes, 193-187. Voters will also choose five... more »
  • Myer wins re-election in New Roads

    November 4, 2014 3:30 PM

    NEW ROADS - After a contentious few weeks of campaigning, Mayor Robert Myer held on to his seat handily in New Roads. He captured 67 percent of the vote over his opponents, Cornell Dukes and Paul D'Aquila. The mayoral race grew heated after dueling accusations between Dukes and... more »
  • Edwards, Graves to face off in Dist. 6 runoff

    November 4, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District sent former governor Edwin Edwards and former coastal restoration official Garret Graves into a runoff Tuesday night. The two netted the highest totals as early results came in out of a crowded field for the seat, which incumbent Rep. Bill... more »
  • Landrieu, Cassidy headed to runoff

    November 4, 2014 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy both vowed to gear up for their runoff challenge as results continued to come in Tuesday night in the Louisiana midterm Senate race. Landrieu pulled 42 percent of the vote while Cassidy picked up about 40 percent. Tea party-backed retired... more »
  • VOTE 2014: Constitutional Amendments

    November 4, 2014 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters in Louisiana had 14 constitutional amendments to wade through on the 2014 November ballot. Several of the amendments were intended to protect more portions of the state budget. Critics said this would give fewer options for lawmakers trying to balance the budget with mid-year cuts,... 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 »
  • Senate control is top prize in midterm election

    November 4, 2014 2:09 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Public campaigning gives way to the privacy of the voting booth Tuesday with control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships at stake. President Barack Obama is not on the ballot midway through his second term. But even he said his policies... more »
  • Campaigns bring ground game as elections near Play Video

    November 3, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It's an all-out rush to the polls as the final hours before the elections wane and volunteers go into overdrive to get the vote out. Some campaign volunteers are using apps to go door-to-door and speak with people they know support their candidate, encouraging them to get... more »
  • Group wants your vote 4 for the Roads Play Video

    November 3, 2014 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You'll have to decide on 14 amendments when you head to the polls tomorrow. One group wants to make things easier by encouraging voters to improve Louisiana's roadways. 4 for the Roads wants voters to approve Amendment Four. It gives the state treasurer the power to... more »
  • Hillary Clinton rallies with Sen. Mary Landrieu

    November 1, 2014 5:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Trying to fire up her Democratic base, Sen. Mary Landrieu is getting some big name help from Hillary Rodham Clinton with only days remaining before Election Day. The former secretary of state and likely 2016 presidential candidate was the draw Saturday at a rally for Landrieu in... 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 »
  • Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race

    October 31, 2014 2:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is trying to remind voters of her effort six years ago to draw billions in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, Landrieu has lost much of that post-Katrina goodwill. As Election Day nears, Landrieu and Democratic Party surrogates have... more »
  • Before midterms, Obama to plug policies for women

    October 31, 2014 2:31 AM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. Four days before midterm elections in which Obama's fellow Democrats need a big turnout from female voters, Obama is delivering a speech Friday in Rhode Island on growth in the U.S.... 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 »
  • EBR in top 2 of early voting numbers

    October 29, 2014 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish ranked among the top two in early voting turnout for the last week. In EBR, 22,051 votes were cast early. Orleans Parish voters cast 23,149. Statewide, a little more than 230,000 voters cast a ballot early and most were Democrats. While... more »
  • Constitutional amendments explained Play Video

    October 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters will have to consider 14 constitutional amendments when they hit the polls next Tuesday, and with a three-minute time limit behind the curtain it could prove difficult to tackle the ticket without some studying ahead of time. Some of the amendments only affect the New Orleans... more »
  • Guide to voting on amendments this election Play Video

    October 29, 2014 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The November 4th election is now less than a week away and there is plenty on the ballot, including 14 constitutional amendments. Robert Travis Scott with the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana stopped by 2une In this morning to alleviate some confusion. "When you walk... more »
  • Early voting ends with huge turnout in EBR

    October 28, 2014 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Secretary of State's Office said Tuesday that more voters in East Baton Rouge Parish had gone to the polls early than anywhere else in the state. Tuesday, the last day of early voting, brought out double the amount of people than any other day this... 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 »
  • Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era Play Video

    October 28, 2014 1:41 AM

    TORONTO, Canada - The Rob Ford era is over as Toronto elected a new mayor, someone who is unlikely to ever make headlines for illegal drug use and public drunkenness. John Tory, a straight-laced, button-down moderate conservative, won Monday's election with 40 percent of the vote, compared to 33 percent... more »
  • Above average turnout expected for La. midterm election

    October 27, 2014 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he expects about half of Louisiana's 2.9 million registered voters to cast ballots for the Nov. 4 election. That's above turnout in the last midterm congressional election, but still well below the 68 percent of voters who showed up at... more »
  • Democrats look for hope in votes cast early

    October 27, 2014 3:51 PM

    ATLANTA - Democrats hold early voting leads in a handful of states that will help determine who controls the U.S. Senate in January. But Republicans have narrowed their historical gap in Iowa, where Joni Ernst is vying for a Democratic-held Senate seat. The GOP also maintains that its overall strength... more »
  • 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch cuts TV ads for nephew

    October 27, 2014 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Phil Robertson, patriarch of TV's "Duck Dynasty" family, is the star of two new congressional campaign ads in Louisiana, hoping to boost support for his nephew, Republican Zach Dasher. Dasher's campaign says the pair of 15-second ads will begin airing Tuesday and run through election day next... more »
  • Cassidy won't say who he backed in 6th District

    October 27, 2014 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After he cast his ballot in early voting, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy wouldn't say who he chose to replace him in Congress. Cassidy, a Republican, is running for the U.S. Senate, leaving his Baton Rouge-based 6th District seat up for grabs. Eleven candidates are vying for the... 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 »
  • Polling locations and information for EBR early voters Play Video

    October 24, 2014 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The early voting period for the Nov. 4 election continues through the weekend as some Baton Rouge voters will surely use the open polls to make their voice heard. On Friday and Saturday, early voting locations in the Capital City will be open from 8:30 a.m.... more »
  • Candidates talk weed, terrorism at 6th congressional debate Play Video

    October 23, 2014 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Seven of the candidates vying for the 6th congressional seat took time this afternoon to answer questions in front of voters. The forum, hosted by Leaders with Vision and broadcast on WBTR, focused on questions from a panel of journalist and the candidates themselves. Three... 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 »
  • GOP candidates in La. not embracing Bobby Jindal

    October 22, 2014 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While Democrats in Louisiana are largely dodging ties to President Barack Obama this election season, Republicans aren't necessarily embracing Gov. Bobby Jindal. Asked to grade the Republican governor's performance, GOP congressional contenders have answered with middling marks to outright avoidance of the question as support for Jindal... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Economy, foreign affairs at center of midterm elections

    October 1, 2014 2:37 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's escalating militarism in the Middle East has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign... more »
  • Afghanistan swears in new president

    September 29, 2014 3:34 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been sworn in as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban. Ghani Ahmadzai became president of Afghanistan in a peaceful transition Monday after a six-month election season that... 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 »
  • Landrieu skips endorsement of Edwin Edwards

    September 23, 2014 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Democratic Party may have endorsed former Gov. Edwin Edwards for Congress, but the state's highest elected Democratic official won't be doing the same. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu dodged talk Monday of backing the convicted felon for an open Baton Rouge-based congressional seat. She said Edwards... more »
  • Cassidy agrees to 2 TV debates in the Senate race

    September 10, 2014 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has agreed to two statewide TV debates against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu in advance of the Nov. 4 election, fewer than the senator sought. The GOP congressman's spokesman John Cummins said Wednesday that Cassidy will face off with Landrieu and tea... more »
  • In La.'s Senate race, will the candidates debate?

    September 9, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With two months before November's election, the three major candidates in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race have rarely appeared at the same events - and never in a head-to-head debate. How many of those will happen remains unclear. Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, seeking a fourth term in office,... more »
  • Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    September 8, 2014 2:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress is returning for a short September session in between its summer break and the November elections. The must-do list includes preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers also will find time for votes conveying political messages primed for... more »
  • Judge considers lawsuit to disqualify Landrieu Play Video

    September 5, 2014 3:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A judge will consider whether U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is able to run for re-election in Louisiana after a state lawmaker who once ran against Landrieu challenged her qualifications for office. Republican state Rep. Paul Hollis filed a lawsuit against the three-term Democratic senator, saying she... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Some candidates election qualification questioned Play Video

    September 2, 2014 5:49 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Questions are being raised over the qualifying process for candidates running in the November election. The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered some didn't meet guidelines to qualify. Currently, the Secretary of State is reviewing 53 challenges where a candidate is accused of falsely qualifying. The deadline to contest... more »
  • St. George Organizers: We've got the signatures Play Video

    August 25, 2014 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George organizers say they've got the nearly 18,000 signatures needed for the issue to appear on the ballot in December. This is good news for supporters who had hoped to vote on the breakaway city in November but fell short. The group is expected to... more »
  • Three vying for chief of officer-less police department

    August 22, 2014 9:01 PM

    SORRENTO - Three people have qualified to run for a job that, in its current form, has no responsibilities. Fern Barnett, Jerry LeBlanc, and "C.J." Martin are running for police chief in this small Ascension Parish town. Earlier this summer, the town council cut the department's budget to nothing... more »
  • Final day for election qualifying Play Video

    August 22, 2014 7:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the final day for candidates to qualify to run for political office in Louisiana in November 4th elections. There has been a steady flow at the Secretary of State's Office the past two days. On Thursday, Zach Dasher joined the 5th Congressional District race... more »
  • Election sign-up period continues into second day

    August 21, 2014 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The field of candidates vying to oust Louisiana's embattled congressman, Vance McAllister, has grown larger on the second day of the election sign-up period for the Nov. 4 election. Zach Dasher, a relative of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV clan, officially qualified Thursday for the 5th District... more »
  • Landrieu, Cassidy, others qualify on opening day

    August 20, 2014 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, traded jabs over leadership and effectiveness as they signed up for the November election. Qualifying for the Nov. 4 ballot opened Wednesday and continues through Friday. Landrieu, a Democrat, talked of her 18 years of... more »
  • Candidate wants Edwards out of 6th District race

    August 19, 2014 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Candidate for Congress, Cassie Felder, has asked Edwin Edwards to quit the race for the 6th District. Felder, in a news release Tuesday, called Edwards' probable success through the primary a media circus. Edwards, a convicted felon, faces Felder and a list of others in the upcoming... more »
  • Jefferson Parish leader running for lt. governor

    August 12, 2014 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Republican president of Jefferson Parish has launched his campaign to be Louisiana's next lieutenant governor, joining what is shaping up as a crowded field for the 2015 election. John Young announced his candidacy Tuesday with an online video saying he'll offer a strong voice for the... more »

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