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Louisiana’s Top 10 political stories of 2015

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Per tradition here at The Louisiana Weekly, here are the ten stories that impacted the Pelican State’s political world in

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Maness hopes Tea Party will put him in run-off for Vitter’s seat

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The 2016 U.S. Senate race to succeed David Vitter swelled this week with both GOP Congressmen John Fleming and Charles

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The reason Bel Edwards chose Dardenne for Commissioner of Administration
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer When Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne commenced his quest to obtain UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status for the Mounds of Poverty Point, most in state government thought the ...
Young, Cazayoux and Hebert consider Vitter’s U.S. Senate seat
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In the looming 2016 U.S. Senate race to replace the retiring David Vitter, Democrats may have a found candidate in Independent State Sen. Troy Hebert, and potentially ...
La.’s sheriffs pivotal in electing John Bel Edwards as governor
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards often voiced a dictum of Louisiana politics. In the Pelican State, the Governor is the King, and the Sheriffs are ...
With fatal flaw, Gov. Jindal ends his presidential bid
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer “Bobby Jindal could have been the greatest Governor Louisiana ever had,” former Louisiana Democratic Insurance Commis-sioner and Sec. State Jim Brown observed to this newspaper. ...
Vitter hopes for Kentucky upset on Nov. 21
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As the U.S. Senator’s gubernatorial polls have plummeted, partisans of David Vitter have replied with two words, “Matt Bevin.” The Republican candidate for Governor of Kentucky ...
Black woman elected lieutenant governor in Kentucky
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Kentucky voters Tuesday elected Jenean Hampton, a Republican Tea Party candidate, lieutenant governor, making her the first African American to win a statewide office ...
Can Kip Holden become the third Black Lt. Governor in the U.S.?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer If ever there was a chance for an African American to win the Lieutenant Governor’s office, it is on the coattails of a popular Caucasian Democratic Gubernatorial ...
Jefferson Parish is reason why Young and Vitter under performed
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer To understand John Young’s narrow 1.1 percent — or 11,486 vote—loss of a runoff slot to fellow Republican Billy Nungesser in the Lt. Governor’s race, and David ...

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