Ralph Abraham

February 15, 2019 - 6:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Late to enter the Louisiana governor's race, Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has some catching up to do on the fundraising front. Abraham has less personal wealth than his GOP competitor Eddie Rispone and nowhere near the millions that Democratic incumbent John Bel...
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January 09, 2019 - 4:58 pm
(WWL.com) - After a 2015 GOP gubernatorial blood bath that saw the ascendance of The South’s only Democratic governor, Louisiana Republican operative Scott Wilfong said the party is taking a hard look in 2019 at throwing their weight behind just one candidate before the October open primary...
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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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December 27, 2018 - 10:39 am
(WWL.com) Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Ralph Abraham holds a fundraiser in Monroe tonight to beef up his campaign war chest, as he attempts to catch up to the at least five million dollars in campaign funds reported by the Edwards re-election campaign earlier this year. ULM Poli Sci...
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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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