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
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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NPR Story
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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WRKF
3:02 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Challengers to “Kissing Congressman” Lining Up

5th District candidate Zach Dasher with his wife and kids

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 10:18 am

Louisiana’s 5th District ballot is filling up, with five contenders signed on to challenge embattled incumbent Vance McAllister. Zach Dasher, the nephew of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson, qualified for the race Thursday.

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NPR Story
3:02 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Election 2014 Qualifying: Day 1

Congressman Bill Cassidy

Candidates for U.S. Congress inundated the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office first thing Wednesday, as the 3-day qualifying period for the Nov. 4th election opened. The frontrunners for U.S. Senate didn’t hesitate to start brandishing their swords in the war of campaign words.

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WRKF
3:02 am
Thu August 21, 2014

No Holding Back for Candidates On Day One of Qualifying

Congressman Bill Cassidy

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 5:27 am

Candidates for U.S. Congress inundated the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office first thing Wednesday, as the three-day qualifying period for the Nov. 4 election opened. The frontrunners for U.S. Senate didn’t hesitate to start brandishing their swords in the war of campaign words.

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WRKF
3:56 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Abortion Providers Face Looming Deadline for Admitting Privileges

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 6:47 am

A new law that could close every abortion clinic in south Louisiana goes into effect in less than three weeks, on Sept. 1. Clinics in Baton Rouge and New Orleans are fighting to stay open. 


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NPR Story
6:36 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Jindal Signs Bill to Quash Lawsuit Against Oil and Gas

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 6:56 pm

Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill designed to kill a levee board lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies. Legal scholars say this could imperil the state’s BP claims. 

Despite an opinion from Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urging Gov. Jindal to veto Senate Bill 469 because, “No one can currently quantify or identify all the causes of action which will be swept away if this bill becomes law”, the governor has signed the bill.

Brought at Jindal’s request, the bill seeks to retroactively quash the levee board lawsuit charging oil and gas companies with coastal destruction. Dozens of legal scholars from around the U-S have warned that the measure may also impact pending lawsuits over the 2010 BP oil spill.

Jindal’s signing of the bill is being touted as “a victory” by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. 

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6:35 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Jindal Signs Bill to Quash Lawsuit Against Oil and Gas

Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill designed to kill a levee board lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies. Legal scholars say this could imperil the state’s BP claims. 

Despite an opinion from Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urging Gov. Jindal to veto Senate Bill 469 because, “No one can currently quantify or identify all the causes of action which will be swept away if this bill becomes law”, the governor has signed the bill.

Brought at Jindal’s request, the bill seeks to retroactively quash the levee board lawsuit charging oil and gas companies with coastal destruction. Dozens of legal scholars from around the U-S have warned that the measure may also impact pending lawsuits over the 2010 BP oil spill.

Jindal’s signing of the bill is being touted as “a victory” by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. 

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