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“Like Socks On A Rooster”

“Like Socks On A Rooster”

Jeremy Alford February 8, 2019 Comments Off on “Like Socks On A Rooster”

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais Among the zaps and zings dinging around the Bayou State’s caverns of political lore are countless phrases and quotes that have outlived the political souls who first uttered them.

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Moon Griffon Lands In Red Stick

Moon Griffon Lands In Red Stick

Jeremy Alford January 24, 2019 Comments Off on Moon Griffon Lands In Red Stick

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais Moon Griffon, the fiery and sometimes controversial radio host, is bringing his brand of conservative punditry back to Louisiana’s capital region after several short, unsuccessful runs in the premier

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When Coozan Dud Met The Pope

When Coozan Dud Met The Pope

Jeremy Alford January 11, 2019 Comments Off on When Coozan Dud Met The Pope

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais In the wild world of Looziana politics, there has never been, and probably never will be, a character quite like Dudley Joseph LeBlanc, Sr., who the late Gov. Earl

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Unprecedented Louisiana Turnover

Unprecedented Louisiana Turnover

Jeremy Alford December 21, 2018 Comments Off on Unprecedented Louisiana Turnover

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais By the spring of 2019, voters residing in 44 percent of Louisiana’s parishes will have participated in a special legislative election. And that statistic could swell before the ongoing

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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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