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La. treasurer’s race is down to two candidates

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Democrat Derek Edwards has claimed that he ranks as the best qualified candidate for Treasurer, and, more importantly, that he

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New Orleans mayoral candidates pursuit of the white vote

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Desiree Charbonnet, LaToya Cantrell, Troy Henry, and Michael Bagneris have each adopted a “wedge issue” to demonstrate their individual palatability

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NOLa politics: Leger mulls mayoral bid, while Carter-Peterson says no
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Only one true victor emerged from the recent special legislative session, and if Rep. Walt Leger III is smart, the Speaker Pro Tem can ride his victory ...
The South’s political clout is rising under Trump
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — In the 2016 elections, Southern states delivered 160 Electoral College votes to Donald Trump, more than half of the 306 total ...
Jeff Sessions is rolling back basic rights
By Jesse Jackson TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist As Donald Trump nears the end of his first 100 days, media commentary focuses primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents. ...
PACs focus on getting more Blacks into politics
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — In the aftermath of former-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s crushing defeat last November, a number of groups were launched to encourage ...
Candidates for La. Treasurer race for funds
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Two Republican state representatives have been eyeing one another across the floor of the House throughout this legislative session, Representatives Julie Stokes and John Schroder. And ...
CAT is not in the House
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer When the legislature reconvenes on Monday following the Easter break, with just 53 days remaining, some legislators have begun to wonder if the administration is ...
Ballots cast in recent CDC primary races were along racial lines
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer White voters in Orleans Parish turned out to the polls at a rate nearly three times higher than African-American voters did in the March 25, 2017 ...
Legislative CAT fight is looming
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In his “2017 Budget Stabili-zation Plan,” Louisiana’s Governor split the difference on his tax reform proposal. In a press conference less than two ...

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