Republicans Rallying Behind Governor Edwards Despite Trump’s Support of Rispone; Ralph Abraham’s Family Member Donates to Governor John Bel Edwards

November 15, 2019

It’s no secret that Governor John Bel Edwards has enjoyed substantial crossover support from notable conservatives such as Newell Normand, former sheriff of Jefferson Parish, and former Republican primary rivals, Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle. That’s right. Despite the senior  Republican Senator David Vitter running for Governor initially against Governor John Bel Edwards, both Republican […]

Governor John Bel Edwards Faces Jindal-like candidate in Runoff Election

October 14, 2019

On Election Day, John Bel Edwards attained nearly 47 percent of the vote, falling short of the 50 percent threshold he needed to win the election outright. The result wasn’t unexpected though. Pre-election polling showed Edwards with between 45-48 percent of the vote with Rispone and Abraham trailing. The actual election results showed Rispone with […]

John Bel Edwards Responds to Criticism from Trump on Twitter

October 11, 2019

President Donald Trump is usually quick to campaign for Republicans who profess their support for him. He’s been vocal in many Congressional races where the outcome could swing either way. Considering his eagerness to campaign for loyal candidates, many found it a bit odd for the President to wait until the final weeks before Louisiana […]

Oil and Gas Firm Becomes First to Reach Coastal Restoration Settlement; Critics Respond

September 27, 2019

According to a report from, Carmouche & Marcello, a Baton Rouge-based law firm representing Louisiana’s coastal parishes, reached a landmark settlement with the oil and gas firm Freeport McMoRan that is aimed at restoring damage to Louisiana’s coast. The mining giant agreed to pay a total of $100 million dollars in cash and environmental […]

Louisiana Gubernatorial Candidates Respond to Trump’s Racist Tweets

July 18, 2019

On Wednesday, Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards was joined by gubernatorial candidates Rep. Ralph Abraham, and Eddie Rispone in issuing responses to a series of racist tweets sent out by President Trump. Trump had attacked four Congresswomen – all women of color, and three of whom were born in the United States – to “go […]

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