Sue Lincoln

Sue Lincoln is a veteran reporter in the political arena. Her radio experience began in the early ’80s, in “the other L-A” — Los Angeles.

Since her transplantation to Louisiana 25 years ago, she has covered the state, the capital, and its colorful cast of characters for Louisiana Radio Network, LPB and the Southern Education Desk.

Now she’s focusing her experience and expertise on producing WRKF’s Capitol Access.

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WRKF
3:01 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Obamacare Pros and Cons at Play in Senate Runoff

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:21 pm

With a battle cry of “Repeal Obamacare”, Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate earlier this month. Wrangling in Washington over when—or if—to actually act on that campaign promise is part of the backdrop to Louisiana’s Senate runoff.


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4:07 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Cassidy, Landrieu in U.S. Senate Runoff

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:16 am

Much as expected, Rep. Bill Cassidy and Sen. Mary Landrieu were the top finishers in a field of eight, and will be squaring off in a Dec. 6 runoff election.

“We have 32 more days. This is not over yet,” said a smiling, energized Cassidy to a campaign party crowd of several hundred supporters in Baton Rouge.

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WRKF
2:07 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

On the Ballot: Tying Up Hospital Funding

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 3:49 am

Should Louisiana hospitals be guaranteed a set amount of state health care funding—if they put up part of the money themselves? That’s what Constitutional Amendment 2 on Tuesday’s ballot is asking voters to decide.

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WRKF
2:11 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Senate Debate: Fireworks at LSU

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 5:42 am

 With less than a week left before Election Day, the leading candidates for U.S. Senate unloaded their verbal firepower during Wednesday night’s final debate.

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WRKF
10:53 am
Mon October 27, 2014

On the Ballot: To Lock In or Lock Up Care for Elderly?

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 3:50 am

On Nov. 4, Louisiana voters are being asked — as they were in 2012 — to decide whether to protect nursing homes from future budget cuts.


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3:01 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Top 6th District Candidates’ Meet in Forum

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 2:57 pm

The Baton Rouge Press Club hosted a forum Monday for the top five contenders in the 6th congressional district race. It’s one of the only times these candidates will get together, to each answer the same questions on issues including the minimum wage and healthcare.


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WRKF
3:01 am
Wed October 8, 2014

'Remember the Ladies': Women Voters in Louisiana’s 6th District

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 2:59 pm

They are the largest voting demographic in the 6thCongressional District, yet many women voters are frustrated, saying the candidates are ignoring women and their concerns.

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WRKF
3:02 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Edwin Edwards' Encore

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 3:03 pm

50 years after he first won a congressional seat, Edwin Edwards is asking voters to send him back to Washington.

The four-time former governor is a Louisiana legend, but – as Sue Lincoln reports – it won’t be an easy sell.

The 87-year-old carries the baggage of a felony conviction, and he’s trying to mount a political comeback in district that’s become starkly conservative.


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3:35 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

McAllister Makes a Splash on Last Day of Qualifying

Congressman Vance McAllister takes the A-L-S challenge

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 1:24 pm

Embattled Congressman Vance McAllister  made quite a splash when he appeared at the Secretary of State’s office first thing Friday, signing up to run again.  Even after facing down calls for his resignation earlier this year McAllister was quite gracious about the nine challengers seeking to unseat him.

“C’mon! More! The more the merrier!” McAllister said, adding by way of explanation, “When you have more ideas, more people, more views, you learn from it.”

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WRKF
3:07 am
Fri August 22, 2014

U.S. House Whip Qualifies for Re-Election

Congressman Steve Scalise qualifies for re-election

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 4:58 pm

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise qualified for the 1st congressional district race Thursday, seeking his 4th term representing the New Orleans area. The state’s first congress member to hold the leadership post since Hale Boggs in 1971, Scalise says he’s now positioned to do more in Washington for his home state.

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