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7:40 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Edwards Supporter Was Once A Juror On His Corruption Case

One of the people celebrating election returns with Congressional candidate Edwin Edwards goes way back with the former governor.

All the way back to the federal courtroom where — in 2000 — Edwards was convicted of corruption.

Victor Durand played a key role in that trial. He was known as “Juror 68.”

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Durand has been supporting Edwards in his current campaign to represent Congressional District 6.

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7:39 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Jindal Tells Republicans To Seize The Chance To Show They Can Govern

Governor Bobby Jindal says Republicans should not waste the chance they now have to show the nation they can govern.

Republicans won control of both chambers of Congress.

Jindal says voters across the country want more than just incremental change.

The party will be taking leadership positions in the Senate, and a stronger hold of the House.

The Republican governor Jindal is considering a run for president in 2016.

He says his party must do more than simply rejecting the policies of President Barack Obama.

WRKF
1:49 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Voters Say 'No' to 6 of 14 Amendments

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 10:04 am

On election day, Louisiana voters said yes to protecting state funding for healthcare, and a firm no to measures that would expand the size and reach of state government.


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Red River Radio
9:17 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Ark-La-Tex political scientists sound off on regional election trends

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 7:38 am

Political scientists from the Red River region's universities examine prevailing trends they saw come out of the midterm election.

On the Dec. 6 runoff between Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy:

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Latest News
8:07 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Landrieu, Cassidy In Runoff

The US Senate race is still not over in Louisiana. Incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is gearing up for a runoff with Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy.

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WRKF
3:55 am
Wed November 5, 2014

For Modest 6th District Campaign, a Modest End

Louisiana State Senator and former Congressional Candidate Dan Claitor at campaign party November 4, 2014.

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 2:19 pm

 

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s former coastal chief Garrett Graves was the top Republican finisher in the 6th Congressional District race on Tuesday. While he was celebrating at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge, State Sen. Dan Claitor, another Republican contender, was at a friend's house having gumbo. 

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WRKF
3:45 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Edwards Political Tradition Lives On (At Least Another Month)

Edwin Edwards, with wife, Trina, addresses crowd after news of runoff.

  

   

It'll be Governor Bobby Jindal's former coastal chief, Garrett Graves, who faces former governor Edwin Edwards in the runoff for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District seat. 

As the only prominent Democrat in the 6th district race, Edwin Edwards had always been expected to make the runoff.  

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Politics
10:41 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

La. Constitutional Amendment Results

All results current as of the time and date at the top of this story post.

Proposition 1 - Create Med Assistance Act 439 - 2013 HB 533

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

x-Yes, 695,037 - 56 percent

No, 547,315 - 44 percent

 

Proposition 2 - Create Hospital Fund Act 438 - 2013 HB 532

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

Yes, 432,295 - 36 percent

x-No, 777,829 - 64 percent

 

Proposition 3 - Allow Agent Fees Act 871 - 2014 HB 488

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

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Politics
10:07 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Edwards, Graves In Runoff In La. 6th District

Edwin Edwards, the 87-year-old former four-term Louisiana governor who spent more than eight years in federal prison, has earned a runoff spot against Republican Garret Graves in the state's 6th Congressional District.

Graves and Edwards will face each other on the Dec. 6 ballot.

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