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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Jeremy Alford July 2, 2015 0

Geymann Looks To Future Having just hammered out what was thought to be an impossible compromise on Common Core, and with term limits awaiting him this fall, Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, is starting

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FIELD FOR GOVERNOR

FIELD FOR GOVERNOR

Jeremy Alford June 18, 2015 0

Not Settled Tony Clayton, a special prosecutor for the 18th Judicial District Court, is considering a run for governor as speculation grows about the impact an African-American Democrat would have on the early, all-white

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DARDENNE BRINGS ON FOSTER HANDLER

DARDENNE BRINGS ON FOSTER HANDLER

Jeremy Alford June 4, 2015 0

Old-timers on press row will certainly recognize the name of Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s new communications director for his gubernatorial campaign. Consultant George Kennedy has hired Marsanne Golsby, press secretary to former Gov. Mike

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RACE FOR HOUSE SPEAKERS

RACE FOR HOUSE SPEAKERS

Jeremy Alford May 14, 2015 0

Although the governor has traditionally enjoyed tremendous influence over whom the House selects as its leader — and even though the gubernatorial contest is far from being decided — there are already 10 representatives

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A DUCK DYNASTY CANDIDATE?

A DUCK DYNASTY CANDIDATE?

Jeremy Alford April 30, 2015 0

Since his showing last year in the 5th Congressional District race, when he was barely edged out of the runoff, Duck Dynasty cousin Zach Dasher’s political future has been wide open. Now it includes

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ANOTHER ALARIO MIRACLE COMING UP SOON?

ANOTHER ALARIO MIRACLE COMING UP SOON?

Jeremy Alford April 16, 2015 0

The story about Senate President John Alario’s ability to strike 11th-hour deals, forge unlikely alliances, and turn a finger jab into a thumbs up, has been written and rewritten repeatedly over the years by

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AD PULLS JINDAL INTO GOVERNOR’S RACE

AD PULLS JINDAL INTO GOVERNOR’S RACE

Jeremy Alford April 2, 2015 0

State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, has thrown the first media jab in the race for governor with a radio spot that started airing on black radio stations in Acadiana recently. The buy overlaps

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UNION DUES FIGHT GOES ON

UNION DUES FIGHT GOES ON

Jeremy Alford March 25, 2015 0

The reshuffling of members and the chair of the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee has given a new life to the debate over union dues. Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, told LaPolitics he’s returning

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GOVERNOR’S FIELD WAITING ON LANDRIEU

GOVERNOR’S FIELD WAITING ON LANDRIEU

Jeremy Alford March 5, 2015 0

Some say he will. Others call it downright unfathomable. Most simply have no idea what he’ll do. So until New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gives a definitive answer on the question of whether he’ll run

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PUBLIC SPLIT ON BUDGET FIX

PUBLIC SPLIT ON BUDGET FIX

Jeremy Alford February 19, 2015 0

“There’s no consensus.”  That’s the opinion of opinion-finder Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research. His firm recently polled 600 likely voters on the budget situation, and learned that participants were as mixed

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