Pearson Cross

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Associated Press
November 16, 2019 - 11:20 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a race that has become a nail-biter, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards battled Saturday to defy the partisan odds in the ruby red South and win reelection to a seat that President Donald Trump desperately wants returned to Republicans. Trump has made the runoff election...
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Don Ames
November 09, 2019 - 10:38 am
Governor Edwards’ campaign is highlighting recent tweets from the White House touting the success of the Louisiana economy, a sentiment that runs counter to local Republican messaging. The tweets celebrate the state’s “booming” economy. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross says that’s not...
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Jim Hanzo
October 15, 2019 - 1:52 pm
How much work does Governor Edwards have to do if he wants to cut into the 52% share of the vote Republicans won in the primary? According to UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross, Edwards will be bombarded by partisan attack ads and national Republicans, but Cross says he could use that to...
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Chris Miller
October 11, 2019 - 10:56 am
The clock is running out on the primary election campaign, and the three major candidates for governor are racing to the finish. Call it the two-minute warning: candidates are in the final moments of their campaigns with election day one day away. The ads have been running for weeks, the final...
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WWL Newsroom
August 29, 2019 - 1:56 pm
A recent poll is showing that Governor John Bel Edwards' support has slipped leaving him within the margin of error for the potential of heading into a runoff. Edwards sits at 52 percent in the latest survey from Verne Kennedy. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross say that is dangerously...
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WWL Newsroom
August 10, 2019 - 10:23 am
Statewide incumbents appear to have gotten off pretty easy this year with few high profile, or well-funded challengers signing up to run for their seats. Prominent Republicans sat out this cycle with all statewide offices expect for Governor controlled by the party. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor...
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March 12, 2019 - 3:22 pm
(WWL.com) The gubernatorial primary is seven months from today. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is facing two G-O-P challengers, Congressman Ralph Abraham and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says it’s hard to say who will be in a...
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January 02, 2019 - 7:51 am
(WWL.com) A major story in 2019 will be the governor's race. Democrat John Bel Edwards is up for re-election and there's two announced Republican challengers, Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says it's unclear who will be Edwards' biggest...
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January 03, 2018 - 9:17 am
2018 could be a volatile year in Louisiana politics. It’s a somewhat quiet year for elections, but UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the Legislature and Governor John Bel Edwards have a long road facing them after the one cent sales tax falls off the books June 30th,...
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