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  • 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 »
  • Spending reaches $13.5M by candidates for Louisiana governor

    October 14, 2015 7:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's four major candidates for governor have spent $13.5 million on the race, with Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter's campaign shelling out more than $6 million. The latest fundraising reports were due Wednesday. Candidates have raised nearly $24 million through Oct. 4. And the pace... more »
  • Caldwell, Landry in close fundraising competition in AG race

    September 25, 2015 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- In Louisiana's attorney general's race, Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell is locked in a tight fundraising competition with one GOP opponent, former Congressman Jeff Landry. Caldwell ended the latest two-month fundraising period ahead of the Oct. 24 election with nearly $1.2 million in the bank after raising $179,000. Landry... more »
  • Vitter sitting on $4M for governor's race campaigning

    September 24, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The only major Democratic contender in the Louisiana governor's race, John Bel Edwards, had the largest haul in the latest fundraising period. But Republican David Vitter still has the heftiest campaign account. Fundraising reports were due Thursday. They offer a look at money available to the... more »
  • LSU sets fundraising record with $193 million

    August 4, 2015 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- In the past year, LSU has shattered several major fundraising records. University leaders say money will help the school grow and improve programs even as state funding remains relatively stagnant. Faced with the possibility of potentially catastrophic cuts to its state funding, LSU managed to take in $193... more »
  • Republicans draw in more money for top La. statewide races

    July 28, 2015 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Republicans are out-raising Democrats in Louisiana's races for governor and lieutenant governor. The latest campaign finance reports were due Monday. In the governor's race, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter reported raising $1.3 million, while donors gave GOP Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne $408,000. Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle... more »
  • Vitter: $1.3M raised in latest quarter for governor's race

    July 20, 2015 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter continues his strong fundraising in the Louisiana governor's race. The Republican candidate for governor said Monday he raised more than $1.3 million in the most recent fundraising quarter ending July 16. Vitter's campaign says it closed the period with $5 million in the... more »
  • Britney Spears tickets used to attract donors for Edwards

    July 1, 2015 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Donate baby one more time? One of Louisiana's candidates for governor is trying to draw campaign donors with a Britney Spears ticket giveaway and backing from the superstar's mom. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, one of four major gubernatorial candidates and the only Democrat, released a fundraising... more »
  • Dardenne brings in $519,000 for governor's race campaign

    April 24, 2015 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne brought in $519,000 for his governor's race campaign in the latest fundraising quarter. His campaign said Friday that the Republican has raised $2.8 million for the race so far, including the half-million dollars received since the start of this year. The campaign said... 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 »
  • Jindal economic development leader leaving for LSU position

    March 16, 2015 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's economic development secretary, Stephen Moret, is leaving the job in May to lead LSU's chief fundraising organization. The university announced Monday that Moret has been named president and CEO of the LSU Foundation. Jindal hasn't named a new secretary of the Department of Economic... 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 »
  • Fundraising for fire victims as school reopens

    November 12, 2014 5:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fundraising efforts are under way for family members of three children and two adults killed in a New Orleans house fire. Meanwhile, grief counselors were set to be on hand as classes resumed Wednesday at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. Three of the school's students died in... more »
  • Landrieu raising and spending more in Senate race

    October 15, 2014 2:29 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Sen Mary Landrieu continues to draw in more campaign cash than her GOP competitors, but she's also spending at a faster clip. That gives her chief opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, more money in the bank as the Nov. 4 election draws near and erases any fundraising advantage for... 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 »
  • Bill Clinton raising money for Sen. Mary Landrieu

    September 4, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is getting fundraising help this weekend from a Democratic Party heavyweight, popular former President Bill Clinton. Clinton is the special guest at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser being held Saturday in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for Landrieu and the Democratic State Central... more »
  • GOP, Democrats unite to seek fundraising changes

    July 26, 2014 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican and Democratic parties rarely agree on much, but they've found common ground on an issue that hits both of them in the pocketbooks. Leaders of the two state parties are aligned in their push to get fundraising rules changed. The parties want to compete with... more »
  • Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

    July 24, 2014 2:06 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college. Obama is also attending a Democratic National Committee event Thursday before returning to Washington. Obama attended six... more »
  • Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

    July 22, 2014 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is embarking on a mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday is starting a three-day West Coast trip, during which he is scheduled to attend fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and... more »
  • Obama's day trip highlights economy, courts donors

    June 17, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is embarking on a two-stop day trip to highlight technological developments and to raise money for the Democratic Party from a newly energized gay community. Obama on Tuesday is traveling to Pittsburgh, where he will visit a workshop designed to give entrepreneurs, inventors and... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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