First on CNN: Jindal group to release Obamacare report ahead of 2014
July 14th, 2014
08:51 PM ET
2 weeks ago

First on CNN: Jindal group to release Obamacare report ahead of 2014

updated at 7:25am ET Tuesday

(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is taking a next step forward in his efforts to do away with Obamacare - and closer to 2016 - all while helping fellow Republicans along the way.

CNN has learned Jindal's non-profit group America Next will distribute to members of Congress and select congressional campaigns on Tuesday an analysis of the healthcare law's effect on rising premiums - campaign ammo for GOP candidates and incumbents ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Louisiana • Obamacare
June 30th, 2014
11:48 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Kissing congressman reverses decision, announces plan to seek re-election in Louisiana

(CNN) – Rep. Vance McAllister said Monday he will run for re-election in November despite previously announcing he would not seek another term in Louisiana's 5th Congressional District.

McAllister – who is married with children – was caught on video kissing an aide in his office, sparking calls for the Republican congressman to step down. Three weeks after the video was posted by a local newspaper, he announced he would not seek re-election, only to reverse that decision on Monday.

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Filed under: 2014 • House Republicans • Louisiana • Vance McAllister
Jindal announces plan for Louisiana to back out of Common Core
June 18th, 2014
04:56 PM ET
1 month ago

Jindal announces plan for Louisiana to back out of Common Core

(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he plans to pull his state out of the Common Core academic standards, announcing an executive order aimed at blocking the testing program in the state.

At a news conference, Jindal said he's sent a letter requesting his state's withdrawal from the program to the Partnership of Assessments for College and Career Readiness (PARCC) - a conglomerate of states developing the standards for students in the subjects of English and math.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Education • Louisiana
State GOP rallies behind candidate as it tries to unseat Landrieu
May 31st, 2014
05:38 PM ET
2 months ago

State GOP rallies behind candidate as it tries to unseat Landrieu

(CNN) - As the Senate race in Louisiana draws closer, the state's GOP is trying to unite around one candidate: U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.

Cassidy, a doctor, is one of three Republican challengers trying to unseat three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.

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Filed under: 2014 • Louisiana
Jindal blasts Common Core at GOP conference
May 29th, 2014
09:29 PM ET
2 months ago

Jindal blasts Common Core at GOP conference

(CNN) – Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday he's against Common Core, the academic standards that have many conservatives decrying the program as an overreach of the federal government.

"I'm against the Common Core, and I don't want Louisiana to be in the Common Core,” he said to booming applause at the Republican Leadership Conference - the annual conservative confab, held this year in New Orleans.

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Alligator-wrestling Louisiana Senate candidate gets Palin backing
May 8th, 2014
01:09 PM ET
3 months ago

Alligator-wrestling Louisiana Senate candidate gets Palin backing

(CNN) – Rob Maness, a GOP candidate in the Louisiana Senate race, released his first television ad showing him tying up an alligator - an act he compares to his promise to tackle "career politicians" in Washington.

The retired Air Force colonel also got an endorsement Thursday from conservative firebrand Sarah Palin - another instance this election cycle where the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee threw her support behind the non-establishment GOP candidate.

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Filed under: Louisiana • Sarah Palin • Senate
Conservative group keeps spending big bucks to oust Senate Democrats
April 23rd, 2014
03:30 PM ET
3 months ago

Conservative group keeps spending big bucks to oust Senate Democrats

Washington (CNN) - Americans for Prosperity is definitely putting its money where its mouth is.

The conservative non-profit political advocacy group backed by the deep pockets of billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch announced Wednesday that it will spend around $2.5 million over the next two weeks to run television commercials critical of the federal health care law in four states where Democrats face a challenge in keeping Senate seats in party hands.

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Filed under: 2014 • Americans for Prosperity • Colorado • Louisiana • Michigan • New Hampshire • Senate • Senate Race
New numbers in Senate battles in key southern states
April 23rd, 2014
12:41 PM ET
3 months ago

New numbers in Senate battles in key southern states

(CNN) - New polls in four southern states that could determine whether the Democrats keep control of the Senate in this November's midterm elections indicate close contests.

And according to the New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation surveys, released Wednesday, President Barack Obama's approval ratings are in the low 30's in two of those states and hovering at or just above the 40% mark in the other two states. Republicans are trying to frame the midterm contests as a referendum on the President and on his federal health care law, better known as Obamacare.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Arkansas • Kay Hagan • Kentucky • Louisiana • Mark Pryor • Mary Landrieu • Mitch McConnell • North Carolina • Senate • Senate Race • Tom Cotton
April 15th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
4 months ago

Landrieu touts fight for oil and gas jobs in new ad

(CNN) - Pushing back after months of negative television commercials from pro-Republican outside groups, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is taking to the airwaves Tuesday with a new ad that touts her efforts on behalf of the oil and gas industry, which employs 300,000 people in the state.

The one-minute long spot shows Louisiana residents at home, at a restaurant, and at work, watching news clips of the three-term senator.

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Filed under: 2014 • Louisiana • Mary Landrieu • Senate • Senate Race
April 10th, 2014
01:35 PM ET
4 months ago

McAllister urged to resign by top Republicans

Updated 4:35 p.m ET, 4/10/2014

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana called Thursday on Rep. Vance McAllister to resign after surveillance video surfaced showing the married Louisiana congressman kissing an aide in his office.

"Congressman McAllister's behavior is an embarrassment and he should resign," he said in a statement. "He says he wants privacy to work on his issues with his family. The best way to get privacy and work on putting his family back together is to resign from Congress."
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Filed under: 2014 • John Boehner • Louisiana • Vance McAllister
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