Ralph Abraham

Jim Hanzo
December 06, 2018 - 9:37 am
The Advocate reports that U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has thrown his hat in the ring for governor. Abraham will be challenging Gov. John Bel Edwards in the 2019 election. Abraham, a Republican has represented Louisiana's 5th Congressional district in the northeastern part of Louisiana since 2015. He...
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November 19, 2018 - 12:30 pm
(WWL.com) Work continues during the lame duck session of Congress on approving a new Farm Bill, but work requirements for food stamp recipients continue to be a major stumbling block. Republican Representative Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is pushing for work or educational requirements for...
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November 06, 2018 - 10:20 am
(WWL.com) National pollsters predict a tight race for Congress today, giving Democrats a slight edge to retake the lower chamber, but next to no chance to gain control of the Senate. Democrats are cautious, but confident of their chances in the House, and New Orleans Democratic Congressman Cedric...
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September 05, 2018 - 7:26 pm
(WWL.com) - A conference committee has started discussions on a new Farm Bill on Capitol Hill, with Republicans pushing for major reforms to food stamp eligibility. Congressman Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is on the committee and he supports a work or educational requirement for an able...
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July 20, 2018 - 6:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A candidate who had just registered to run for one of Louisiana's congressional seats was arrested after signing up for the race. Billy Burkette, an independent from Pride, qualified Friday for the 5th District congressional race representing northeast Louisiana. Shortly...
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July 02, 2018 - 9:32 am
(WWL.com) Now that the state has found a solution to the fiscal cliff with the passage of a sales tax bill, the focus in state politics will turn towards next year's governor's race. GOP House Chairman Lance Harris says Republicans remain committed towards reducing the size of state government, but...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:24 pm
(WWL.com) - The proposed Federal Farm bill working its way through Congress contains work requirements for able-bodied 18- to 59-year-olds who receive SNAP benefits. A beneficiary would have to work or be enrolled in a work training program at least 20 hours a week. 5th District Republican...
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March 01, 2018 - 11:30 am
A Mason Dixon Polling and Strategy poll finds Democratic Governor Edwards has a 55% approval rating, 31% disapprove and 14% say they are unsure. Pollster Brad Coker says the high approval rating doesn’t mean Edward will be re-elected in 2019, if his opponents are either popular Republicans Steve...
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David Blake
January 11, 2018 - 2:25 pm
The election for Governor of Louisiana may be nearly two years away but the political wheels never stop turning. A list of potential Republican challengers came out today. Among those said to be interested, U.S. Senator John Kennedy and Congressman Ralph Abraham. Even Congressman Steve Scalise's...
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January 10, 2018 - 11:47 am
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Nearly two years before Louisiana's next election for governor, possible Republican contenders already are sizing up the race, hoping they can keep Democrat John Bel Edwards from a second term. U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, a popular statewide...
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