Wesley Chapel, Florida (CNN) – Tropical Storm Isaac may have spared the convention halls in Tampa, but a potentially devastating path through Louisiana has delegates from the Bayou State closely monitoring the situation back home.
At a delegate breakfast outside Tampa Monday, several tables remained empty, an indication that some Louisiana Republicans were headed home to secure their property as Isaac drew closer. Those that remained for the Republican National Convention said they were praying the storm wouldn't bring the same levels of destruction that have ravaged parts of the state in the past.
(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Monday he will not attend this week's Republican National Convention, one day after declaring a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Isaac.
The storm is expected to turn into a hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast within the next two days.
(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is staying in his home state for now as Tropical Storm Isaac heads towards New Orleans.
The two-term governor was to arrive in Tampa on Tuesday to address the delegates of Republican National Convention that evening. Instead of preparing for his high-profile speech, he declared a state of emergency Sunday and asked for voluntary evacuations in 15 low-lying parishes on or near the Gulf Coast.
Washington (CNN) - Ron Paul's presidential campaign isn't done fighting for more delegates at the Republican National Convention.
The Texas congressman's campaign sent a memo to the all RNC members, its counsel's office and the convention's credentials committee Friday evening, ahead of its second appeal to strip Louisiana of its delegates to the convention because of rules that it says were violated during the state convention.
(CNN) – The Ron Paul 2012 campaign is preparing to challenge the entire slate of Louisiana's 46 delegates selected to attend the Republican National Convention next month in Tampa, Florida.
Paul's campaign asserts the final list of delegates released Friday that were selected during the state party's convention last month were chosen against the rules. At the time, Paul supporters held their own rump convention, or protest vote, in the same room, which composed a majority of those attending.
(CNN) - On the final stop of his three-day tour of the western United States, President Barack Obama will attend two campaign fund-raisers in New Orleans Wednesday evening while in town to address the National Urban League.
According to an Obama campaign official, the first event is at the home of Lori and Bobby Savoie. The president will meet at Savoie's home in Metarie where roughly 20 people paid $25,000 each to attend. Savoie is the CEO of Geocent, "one of the largest Information Technology and Engineering Services Companies headquartered in New Orleans," according to the company's web site.
Pittsburgh, Penn. (CNN) – As Mitt Romney's opponents continued to hammer him over details of his business record, the presumptive GOP nominee sought to change the conversation Monday with sharp criticism of President Barack Obama's record in office.
After a weekend dominated by family time, Monday was also a banner day of fund-raising for Romney. He headlined two events that raised roughly $3.7 million, according to pool reports.
New Orleans (CNN) - As the Supreme Court prepares to make a historic ruling on the fate of President Barack Obama's health care law, his top adviser shifted attention on the rest of the White House's legislative agenda rather than the potential dismantling of its signature piece of legislation.
Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser and close family friend, told a group of black journalists Saturday that the administration is prepared for the court's decision – which could come as early as Monday – then went on to attack Republicans in Congress for what she called a strategy of "no."
New Orleans (CNN) – Fresh from rallying public employees and union workers in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden mixed a dose of humor with blunt seriousness at the National Association of Black Journalist convention on Wednesday.
“I believe the differences in this election are stark,” he said. “I believe Romney and this new Republican Party - because this ain’t your father’s Republican Party — (and) their social policy… is a throwback to the ’50’s.”
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden is on the road again Wednesday, attending a fundraising breakfast in California before speaking at a gathering of journalists in New Orleans on Wednesday evening.
At a Tuesday evening fundraiser in Sacramento, Biden sought to defend President Barack Obama and himself from Republican charges they support policies that negatively affect high income-earners.