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Thomas Perumean
November 05, 2019 - 6:00 am
(AP) — Louisiana's Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone says a radio ad linking him and President Donald Trump to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is "disgusting." Rispone blames Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards for the advertising by the New Orleans-based Black Organization...
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Thomas Perumean
October 30, 2019 - 7:10 am
Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards and Republican Challenger Eddie Rispone will share the stage tonight for the first and only gubernatorial run-off debate. University of Louisiana, Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross expects the candidates to take a much more aggressive posture...
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Thomas Perumean
October 29, 2019 - 5:11 am
According to JMC Analytics Governor Edwards is polling at 48% to Eddie Rispone's at 46% with a little under three weeks to Election Day. Pollster John Couvillon says it’s the first time he’s seen Edwards make real progress towards the 50% + 1 he will need on November 16th to keep his job. “For...
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October 16, 2019 - 7:36 am
Louisiana's Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone (ris-POH-nee) have released their first ads for the runoff election. Both candidates went on the attack in their TV spots. In his ad, Edwards says Rispone would repeat the budget cuts and deficits of former Gov...
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Thomas Perumean
October 09, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Congressman Ralph Abraham, who is currently in third place in the gubernatorial polls, introduces a resolution calling for the expulsion of Speaker Nancy Pelosi from the House of Representatives and for the Speaker’s Office to be vacated. Political analyst Clancy DuBos says it appears to be an 11th...
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Thomas Perumean
October 08, 2019 - 5:31 am
A Mason-Dixon poll shows Governor Edwards topping Eddie Rispone 51%-43% and Ralph Abraham 53%-38% in a potential post-primary run-off. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat warns it’s just too early to trust any run-off polling. He says given the poor track record of Louisiana governors in run-offs,...
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Thomas Perumean
October 07, 2019 - 7:01 am
President Trump visits Louisiana Friday, but his son Don Trump, Jr. will be part of a rally in Lafayette today. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross says those close to the President are stepping up efforts to unseat Gov. Edwards. “Sending these surrogates like Vice President Pence and...
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Thomas Perumean
October 02, 2019 - 6:48 am
President Trump is wading in to the Louisiana Governors race. On Tuesday the President tweet his support for Eddie Rispone and Ralph Abraham. The President's tweet also bashed Governor John Bel Edwards rejecting the idea that he is a conservative Democrat calling him "...a Nancy Pelosi/Chuck...
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Thomas Perumean
September 27, 2019 - 6:16 am
The three candidates for Governor of Louisiana took the stage at UL-Lafayette last night and didn't hold back as they repeatedly went after each other's allegations and attack ads. Congressman Ralph Abraham lead a two-front battle with Eddie Rispone and Governor John Bel Edwards over commercials...
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Associated Press
September 26, 2019 - 5:48 am
The Legislature's chief economist says Louisiana's $500 million budget surplus stems mainly from federal tax changes, not a booming economy. Greg Albrecht told Louisiana's income forecasting panel Wednesday the better-than-expected tax collections come from personal income and corporate tax...
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