Hard Right: GOP House Speaker candidates campaign behind closed doors
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Thomas Perumean
December 13, 2019 - 7:25 am
Four candidates for the top job of Louisiana House Speaker will make their final pitch for the votes of their compatriots later today. The reviews and interviews will be held behind closed doors at a GOP delegation meeting. Two candidates, state Representatives Clay Schexnayder and Sherman Mack,...
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Louisiana GOP House pumps the budget brakes
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Associated Press
December 13, 2019 - 5:49 am
Louisiana's income forecasting battles are continuing into Gov. John Bel Edwards' next four-year term. The House's Republican budget committee chairman Cameron Henry refused Thursday to boost the state's revenue projections as sought by the Democratic Edwards administration. Henry says the state...
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Thomas Perumean
October 28, 2019 - 6:43 am
Lead by Jefferson Republican Whip Steve Scalise, Louisiana House Republicans are leading the way in defense of President Donald Trump from Democrat accusations as they conduct their impeachment investigation. Louisiana's two Republican Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy have added their names...
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Don Ames
October 24, 2019 - 8:53 pm
Congressman Ralph Abraham tells the USA Today Network that he has not made a decision on whether he will seek to return to the House. ULM Poli Sci Professor Joshua Stockley, who has followed Abraham’s political career, says the Congressman has good reason to decline a potential fourth term, as his...
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WWL Newsroom
October 13, 2019 - 11:54 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards is telling his supporters to brace for a barrage of national Republican efforts trying to unseat him in the five weeks leading to Louisiana’s runoff election. The Deep South’s only Democratic governor fell below 50% voter support Saturday night. He was forced into a Nov. 16...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 04, 2019 - 8:43 pm
The Republican Party of Louisiana and local GOP politicians are inviting supporters to a rally with Vice President Mike Pence. "Join me, Vice President Mike Pence and fellow Louisiana Conservatives at the Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center in Kenner to show your support for our Louisiana...
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April 11, 2019 - 9:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has faced one of his Republican gubernatorial challengers for the first time, squaring off with Congressman Ralph Abraham in a policy-focused forum that touched on health care, infrastructure and taxes. Edwards, who is running for reelection, painted...
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March 31, 2019 - 6:15 am
( - The Republican candidates for Governor made appearances last week at an event in Baton Rouge hosted by the Pelican Institute. Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone was the first GOP contender to announce his campaign. When asked what makes him stand out from the other candidates,...
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February 06, 2019 - 10:54 am
Which one of the President’s three SOTU addresses did you like best? Was it the speech that called for unity and a vow to work together - not as two parties but as one nation with "an agenda for the American people?" Or was it the speech that told stories about true American heroes as they stood to...
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