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  • Republicans lead fundraising for governor's race

    February 13, 2014 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Republicans considering or already in the 2015 governor's race are sitting on more sizable campaign war chests than the lone Democrat who's announced plans to run. Campaign finance reports have been trickling into the state ethics board. Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who says he'll be in the... more »
  • Religious about-face: school district approves books

    November 26, 2013 10:25 PM

    AMITE- A Christian author will be able to sell her books as part of a school fundraiser the school board in Tangipahoa Parish decided recently. The board previously told Angela Bertone she could not sell her books because of the contents. Bertone argued it was unfair. "I felt... more »
  • Author brawls with school district over Halloween books Play Video

    October 18, 2013 10:31 PM

    HAMMOND - A Christian author is fighting with the Tangipahoa Parish School District over what she claims to be a violation of her religious freedom. Angela Bertone offered her children books for fundraising purposes but the district tossed them aside because of their Christian message and federal law preventing... more »
  • New effort to restore Lincoln Theater begins Play Video

    May 24, 2013 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new effort to restore the Lincoln Theater in Baton Rouge kicks off with a fundraising reception tonight. The Lincoln Theater Foundation will have plans for display showing the two phases of restoration. The first phase would remove lead paint and pipes, asbestos and mold from... more »
  • After speech, supporters to promote Obama agenda

    February 11, 2013 9:58 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House and outside supporters of President Barack Obama are launching simultaneous social media, public outreach and fundraising campaigns tied to Tuesday's State of the Union address. The efforts will focus on jobs and the budget, gun control, immigration and climate change. The outreach reflects a decision... more »
  • Small companies use crowdsourcing to raise big bucks Play Video

    January 30, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local video game company is hoping to fund its latest project using crowdsourcing and the internet. Pixel Dash Studios is currently working on their latest game, "Road Redemption," and hopes to raise six figures to fund the development of their game using the website Kickstarter, which... more »
  • GOP groups take stock after $380 million loss

    November 8, 2012 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican-leaning independent groups were supposed to be a key to victory for Mitt Romney. But they ended up being among the big losers of the presidential race, spending an eye-popping $380 million on ads to oust President Barack Obama only to come up short. The groups were unleashed... more »
  • Register now for "St. Jude Give thanks. Walk."

    November 1, 2012 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Join WBRZ and St. Jude for the annual "St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk." The walk helps raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and takes place Saturday, Nov. 17 at BREC's Forest Community Park located at 13900 S. Harrells Ferry Road in Baton Rouge. ... more »
  • Romney says no more fundraising in San Diego

    September 22, 2012 5:57 PM

    DEL MAR, Calif. - Mitt Romney says he's done raising money in San Diego. The Republican presidential nominee told donors gathered in the San Diego area that Saturday's fundraiser there is his last one. Romney is expected to launch a more aggressive campaign schedule targeting swing states in the coming... more »
  • Jindal going to Romney fundraising retreat in Utah

    June 22, 2012 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining Mitt Romney this weekend in Utah, for a retreat with top GOP donors and other Republican heavyweights. Jindal spokesman Kyle Plotkin said Friday that the Republican Louisiana governor will be attending. But he didn't respond to further questions about the trip. The... more »
  • GOP 'super PACs' overtaking campaigns' fundraising

    February 21, 2012 7:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - An unmistakable dynamic is playing out in the money game among Republican presidential candidates: New "super" political action committees are growing more powerful than the campaigns they support. For two of the leading GOP front-runners, their supportive super PACs raised more money and have more cash left in... more »
  • Obama raises $29 million for campaign, Dem Party

    February 17, 2012 9:58 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama raised $29 million for his campaign and for the Democratic Party in January. It was a strong fundraising month that put him ahead of the pace he set in the last quarter of 2011. In a Twitter message Friday morning, the Obama campaign announced the... more »
  • Jindal fundraising for Rick Perry presidential bid

    December 6, 2011 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal headed to Texas to attend fundraisers for Rick Perry's bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Jindal's office says the governor traveled Tuesday to Houston and Corpus Christi to help Perry raise campaign cash. Perry, the Texas governor, has slipped in recent polls tracking... more »
  • Jindal has $6M in campaign account for final days

    October 12, 2011 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal spent more than $1.3 million on advertising over the last month, even as he faces no major competition to his re-election bid. In his latest campaign finance reports, Jindal shows more than $6 million remaining in his campaign account leading into the Oct.... more »
  • New Jersey governor fundraising for La. GOP

    September 29, 2011 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a rising national GOP star, is helping Louisiana's Republican Party fundraise for the fall elections. Christie and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will hold a rally Thursday afternoon before heading to the private cash-generating event for the state GOP, where tickets range... more »
  • Vitter group targets 14 seats in state Legislature

    August 4, 2011 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Republican fundraising group created by U.S. Sen. David Vitter has targeted 10 state House seats and four state Senate seats this fall, hoping to switch them to the GOP and boost the party's majorities in both chambers of the Legislature. The Senate seats sought by... more »
  • Dems outpace GOP in Fundraising

    June 20, 2011 7:46 PM

    The Democratic National Committee says it raised $10.5 million in May compared to the $6.2 million Republicans raised in the same month. Part of the Democrats money is for a joint fund with President Obama's re-election campaign. The Obama campaign has set a goal of raising $60 million through the... more »
  • Jindal fundraising in Texas and Missouri

    February 17, 2011 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to Missouri and Texas to raise campaign cash, to add to an account that already tops $9 million for the fall election. The governor's office said Thursday that Jindal headed to Kansas City, Mo., and Texas City, Texas for fundraisers for... more »
  • Forever LSU campaign raises more than $750 million

    November 12, 2010 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU leaders and alumni gathered to celebrate the end of the school’s most ambitious fundraising effort to date, and call on the state’s government to continue their support of the school. Organizers of the LSU Forever campaign said they had collected around $753 million in private donations... more »
  • Fayard raises more, outspends Dardenne

    October 26, 2010 12:35 PM

    Democrat Caroline Fayard outpaced Republican Jay Dardenne in fundraising for the lieutenant governor's race in the latest campaign finance reports. But she's also burned through cash faster than Dardenne, leaving her with less money in her account. Fayard reported bringing in $383,000 in contributions from Sept. 13 through... more »
  • Latest fundraising totals in lieutenant governor's race

    September 23, 2010 2:32 PM

    Democratic political newcomer Caroline Fayard brought in the most campaign cash in the latest fundraising period for the lieutenant governor's race. But Republican Secretary of State Jay Dardenne has the most money on hand as the race heads into its final week. Dardenne raised $72,000 from Aug. 24 through Sept.... more »
  • Sen. Vitter reports $5.4M in fundraising

    August 16, 2010 1:18 PM

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter reports having nearly $5.4 million in his campaign coffers in advance of this month's primary election. The Republican is seeking a second term in office. His campaign released its latest round of finance reports Monday, detailing activity from July 1 to Aug. 8 and showing Vitter... more »
  • Vitter outpaces Melancon fundraising

    April 15, 2010 4:49 PM

    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter continues to outpace his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, in fundraising for this fall's Senate race, with Vitter again raking in twice as much campaign cash in the most recent reporting period. Vitter raised $1.1 million in the first quarter of the year,... more »
  • Justice's wife cited

    March 19, 2010 8:18 PM

    A conserative advocacy group led by the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was cited for fundraising without being registered by Virginia law. Virginia's Office of Consumer Affairs sent a letter to Virginia Thomas who is president of Libery Central, Inc., telling her the group has to follow the... more »
  • 9th Ward field gets big support

    February 5, 2010 5:45 AM

    The plan to build a football stadium and track that would be used by the Carver High School teams as well as the public, picked up a couple of big supporters. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and former NFL running back Marshall Faulk hope to raise the money necessary... more »
  • Vitter holds fundraising lead

    February 2, 2010 2:07 PM

    Republican Sen. David Vitter continues to hold a strong lead over his Democratic challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, in fundraising for this fall's Senate race. According to finance reports provided Tuesday by the campaigns,Vitter raised $1.2 million in the last quarter of 2009, compared to $600,000 for Melancon. Melancon has... more »

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