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  • Rodney Alexander resigns as state VA chief

    June 3, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rodney Alexander stepped down from his position as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday, according to Governor Bobby Jindal's office. The governor appointed David LaCerte, who's served as deputy secretary since 2010, to replace Alexander effective immediately. "Rodney has been a strong... more »
  • Sign-up begins for 5th District congressional race

    August 19, 2013 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two state lawmakers have made their candidacies official for the special election to fill the 5th District congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana. Republican state Sen. Neil Riser showed up at the Secretary of State's Office before qualifying even opened Monday. Hours later, Democratic state Rep.... more »
  • Marksville lawmaker jumps into 5th District race

    August 14, 2013 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another state lawmaker is joining the field of candidates for Louisiana's 5th District congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana. State Rep. Robert Johnson, a Democrat from Marksville, said Wednesday that he will formally announce his campaign on Thursday at a local public high school. Johnson, a... more »
  • Monroe lawmaker says he's running for 5th District

    August 13, 2013 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Republican state lawmaker from Monroe says he will run in the October special election for a congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana. Rep. Jay Morris says he thinks Gov. Bobby Jindal and Congressman Rodney Alexander tried to orchestrate Alexander's resignation to benefit GOP state Sen.... more »
  • Congressmen endorse Sen. Riser for 5th District

    August 8, 2013 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The special congressional election hasn't even been called yet, but a state senator running for the post already has picked up support from two Louisiana congressmen. Republican state Sen. Neil Riser of Columbia received the endorsement Thursday of GOP U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, of Lafayette, in the... more »
  • Alexander announced as new state VA secretary

    August 7, 2013 1:13 PM

    MONROE - A day after he announced he was through with Congress, U.S. Rep Rodney Alexander has been announced as the new head of the state's veterans affairs office. The governor's office said Alexander would resign from his position on Sept. 26 and start his new job, which has... more »
  • La. Congressman tired of Washington 'gridlock,' won't run again

    August 6, 2013 4:34 PM

    MONROE- Louisiana will lose its most senior member of the U.S. House since Rodney Alexander (R) announced he will not seek re-election today. Alexander represents the 5th Congressional District, which covers part of the Florida Parishes and mostly north east and central Louisiana. The lines of his district were... more »
  • Fiscal cliff averted but taxes rise for all Play Video

    January 2, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers reached a deal last night in Washington, averting the fiscal cliff, which included tax hikes for the middle class. The deal did not include an extension of the payroll tax cut. Beginning January 1st, one tax went up for everyone. It's a two percent increase... more »
  • Candidates sign-up for upcoming La. elections

    July 7, 2010 10:07 AM

    Three incumbent congressmen were among the first candidates to sign up for their races on the opening day of qualifying. Republican U.S. Reps. Joseph Cao of New Orleans, Rodney Alexander of Quitman and Charles Boustany of Lafayette registered for their re-election bids Wednesday morning. One of Cao's challengers,... more »
  • Veteran Louisiana political figure dies

    October 1, 2009 11:13 AM

    Lee Fletcher, a well-known veteran of north Louisiana politics, died Wednesday in Monroe after a long battle with cancer. Fletcher worked in many congressional campaigns, serving as chief of staff for former Louisiana congressman, Dr. John Cooksey. He also was chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Dr. John Flemming... more »
  • Update: Tiger baseball team at White House

    September 30, 2009 4:58 PM

    The 2009 NCAA National Champion LSU Tigers baseball team was greeted by Vice President Joseph Biden at the White House today. The team also posed for a photo with members of Louisiana's congressional delegation and their staff, while visiting the Capitol building and other national monuments on their victory... more »

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