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The Farm Bill: Questions Answered

The Farm Bill: Questions Answered

Jeremy Alford December 6, 2018 Comments Off on The Farm Bill: Questions Answered

By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais  LaPolitics: As a conferee on the Farm Bill, you have been directly involved in the negotiations around the bill. What, in your opinion, is the biggest impasse that

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Scalise Becoming GOP Rainmaker

Scalise Becoming GOP Rainmaker

Jeremy Alford November 16, 2018 Comments Off on Scalise Becoming GOP Rainmaker

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been breaking Capitol Hill fundraising records this election cycle and filling his war chest at a rate that most candidates can only dream

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Louisiana’s Newest Legislator

Louisiana’s Newest Legislator

Jeremy Alford November 2, 2018 Comments Off on Louisiana’s Newest Legislator

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais Dr. Wayne McMahen of Springhill is Louisiana’s newest lawmaker, having won election unopposed to the open seat in House District 10, which was vacated by former Rep. Gene Reynolds.

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‘I Had No Political Ambitions’ –  Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana’s First Woman Governor Reflects

‘I Had No Political Ambitions’ – Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana’s First Woman Governor Reflects

Jeremy Alford October 19, 2018 Comments Off on ‘I Had No Political Ambitions’ – Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana’s First Woman Governor Reflects

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais Born to a carpet cleaner in the French-speaking hamlet of Coteau, La., Kathleen Babineaux first viewed a small piece of her native Louisiana in 1942, just 10 days

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Kennedy Activates Campaign Team

Kennedy Activates Campaign Team

Jeremy Alford October 5, 2018 Comments Off on Kennedy Activates Campaign Team

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais        An actual announcement may or may not be forthcoming, but various bits and pieces for a gubernatorial bid by U.S. Sen. John Kennedy are being

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Another Session Unlikely

Another Session Unlikely

Jeremy Alford September 21, 2018 Comments Off on Another Session Unlikely

By Jeremy Alford, Mitch Rabalais and Sarah Gamard It’s been about three months since this year’s legislative finale at the Capitol, which was plenty enough time for the Legislature’s leadership to recover and assess

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Nungesser: Old Ticket-Style Politics

Nungesser: Old Ticket-Style Politics

Jeremy Alford September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Nungesser: Old Ticket-Style Politics

By Jeremy Alford, Mitch Rabalais and Sarah Gamard Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor should consider running for office together on an old-fashioned ticket, and next year’s incumbents should be watching their backs for

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Candidates Of Faith As Candidates

Candidates Of Faith As Candidates

Jeremy Alford August 16, 2018 Comments Off on Candidates Of Faith As Candidates

By Jeremy Alford, Sarah Gamard  and Mitch Rabalais A rather holy wave may be building for the 2019 election cycle in the form of pastors and faith-based advocates qualifying as candidates; that’s according to Rev.

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State House Facing Changes

State House Facing Changes

Jeremy Alford August 2, 2018 Comments Off on State House Facing Changes

By Jeremy Alford, Sarah Gamard And Mitch Rabalais With the 2019 election cycle approaching, special interests and party operatives who traditionally play in legislative contests are more confident than ever that big changes are coming

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Kennedy Gets Some Help

Kennedy Gets Some Help

Jeremy Alford July 19, 2018 Comments Off on Kennedy Gets Some Help

By Jeremy Alford And Mitch Rabalais How does $250,000 sound? That was the one-night take for U.S. Sen. John Kennedy at a recent New Orleans fundraiser. The event’s headliner, however, had as much political

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