Republicans Kennedy, Higgins & Johnson punch ticket to Washington in December 10th runoff
Posted on 12/10/2016 11:22:00 PM.
The 2016 federal elections are over now that Louisiana has wrapped things up with Saturday's runoff. Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy will be the new US Senator. He had this to say today when addressing supporters following his victory.
election 2016, john kennedy, clay higgins, mike johnson, john bel edwards, louisiana

Early voting wraps up with low voter turnout
Posted on 12/2/2016 3:35:00 AM.

Early voting ends tomorrow and turnout has been lower than expected. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says we’re seeing about 22,000 voters at the polls a day during this early voting week, down 10,000 a day from the primary. He says that doesn’t mean things can’t pick up today and tomorrow.

election 2016, early voting, Tom Schedler, runoff

Vice President-elect Pence to hold get out and vote rally in New Orleans
Posted on 12/2/2016 2:37:00 AM.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be in New Orleans tomorrow hosting a get-out-the vote rally to spotlight the U.S. Senate race. Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere says Pence will voters to head to the polls on December 10th and cast their ballot for Republican Treasurer John Kennedy.

Election 2016, Mike Pence, Stephan Handwerk, Roger Villere

Election season nearing the finish line
Posted on 11/28/2016 4:32:00 AM.

Early voting is underway and Election Day is less than two weeks away, so candidates are campaigning in full swing. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says now is the time for a dash to the finish line.

election 2016, early voting, Pearson Cross

National polling firm predicts Louisiana runoff winners
Posted on 11/21/2016 5:29:00 AM.

A survey from a national polling firm on the 2016 runoffs in Louisiana predicts winners. Pollster Robert Cahaly with the Trafalgar Group says some national pollsters thought Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards victory last year meant Democrat Foster Campbell had a shot
in the US Senate runoff. But he says there were unusual circumstances surrounding that election.

Robert Cahaly, the Trafalgar Group, election 2016

Major GOP endorsements announced in Louisiana's Senate, congressional runoffs
Posted on 11/14/2016 11:17:00 AM.

A couple of key endorsements were announced today in Louisiana runoff elections. Congressman John Fleming says he endorses Republican Mike Johnson in the race for the seat he is leaving after 8 years. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat isn’t surprised the Republican Congressmen

Bernie Pinsonat, runoff, election 2016

Will President-elect Trump be successful with his immigration plan?
Posted on 11/11/2016 3:33:00 AM.

President-elect Donald Trump was elected to the White House partly because of his hard stance against illegal immigration. LSU Assistant Professor of Immigration Law Lauren Aronson anticipates Trump will issue an executive order that gives local law enforcement officers the ability to contact federal authorities when they come across illegal immigrants.

election 2016, Donald Trump, immigration, Lauren Aronson

Could Jindal be in Trump's cabinet?
Posted on 11/10/2016 12:08:00 PM.

Reports have surfaced that former Governor Bobby Jindal is being considered for President-elect Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. Jindal was very critical of Trump when he was also running for president. LSU Political Communications Professor Martin Johnson says after dropping out of the race, Jindal publicly supported Trump.

election 2016, Donald Trump, Bobby Jindal, Martin Johnson

Trump supporter believes Louisiana has a friend in the White House
Posted on 11/10/2016 11:08:00 AM.

Co-Chairman of the Louisiana Donald Trump for President Campaign says our state will have a friend in the White House. Eric Skrmetta, also a member of the Public Service Commission, says Trump was quick to visit Louisiana after the floods.

election 2016, Donald Trump, Eric Skrmetta

Louisiana voters decide not to give tuition autonomy to universities
Posted on 11/9/2016 11:16:00 AM.

Constitutional amendment number two was shot down in last night’s election. The proposal would have given tuition autonomy to colleges and universities, rather than the legislature. Higher Education Commissioner Joe Rallo says its clear voters don’t want to see tuition go up, but he says he doesn’t think they’re opposed to funding higher ed. He believes the public wants to see colleges and universities funded at the level they used to be.

Joe Rallo, higher education, constitutional amendment, election 2016

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