Former Gov., ex-convict Edwin Edwards to run for Congress
March 17th, 2014
03:38 PM ET
5 months ago

Former Gov., ex-convict Edwin Edwards to run for Congress

(CNN) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday he's running for the state's 6th Congressional district.

Edwards, who was released from federal prison three years ago after serving nearly a decade on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and extortion, made the announcement at a Press Club meeting in Baton Rouge.

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Koch Brothers target another Democratic senator
March 17th, 2014
10:14 AM ET
5 months ago

Koch Brothers target another Democratic senator

Washington (CNN) - Americans for Prosperity is adding Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado to their list of Democratic senators facing tough re-elections this year that the conservative group is targeting.

The group, backed by the deep pockets of the billionaire industrialist brothers, David and Charles Koch, says it's going to spend just under $1 million starting Monday to run a TV commercial that criticizes Udall for his support of the health care law.

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Filed under: 2014 • Americans for Prosperity • Colorado • Louisiana • Mark Udall • Mary Landrieu
First on CNN: Republicans hit Landrieu over climate change talk-a-thon
March 11th, 2014
10:09 AM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Republicans hit Landrieu over climate change talk-a-thon

(CNN) - Nearly 30 senators staged an overnight debate on the Senate floor Monday night through Tuesday morning, trying to bring attention to what they say is a dire need to combat climate change with legislative action.

But Sen. Mary Landrieu, the new chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, was noticeably absent from the demonstration. The vulnerable Democrat faces re-election this fall in Louisiana, a state with large swaths of conservative voters.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • climate change • Energy • Louisiana • Mary Landrieu
2016 watch: Jindal to N.H. next month
February 6th, 2014
09:03 AM ET
6 months ago

2016 watch: Jindal to N.H. next month

(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. and potential 2016 Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal is heading to New Hampshire next month.

Jindal is scheduled to give the keynote address to the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference on March 14. CNN has also confirmed that while in the Granite State, he'll speak at The PLUS Company’s Wild Irish breakfast, an event that raises funds for the empowerment of individuals with developmental disabilities, and which brings together political and community leaders for a St.Patrick’s Day thumbed comedy roast.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Louisiana • New Hampshire
January 27th, 2014
12:52 PM ET
6 months ago

Clinton's biggest regret at State: Benghazi

Updated 1:33 p.m. ET, 1/27/2014

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya was her biggest regret during the four years she served as America's top diplomat.

In a speech to the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Clinton addressed a number of auto-related topics, including some of the more colorful cars former President Bill Clinton has owned and the fact that she hasn't driven a car since 1996.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Louisiana
Sen. Vitter announces bid for Louisiana governor
January 21st, 2014
11:26 AM ET
6 months ago

Sen. Vitter announces bid for Louisiana governor

Updated 5:41 p.m. ET, 1/21/2014

(CNN) - Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana announced Tuesday that he's running for governor of his state in 2015.

"I believe that as our next governor, I can have a bigger impact addressing the unique challenges and opportunities we face in Louisiana," the two-term Republican lawmaker said in a video release by his campaign.

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Filed under: David Vitter • Louisiana
Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry
January 1st, 2014
08:33 AM ET
7 months ago

Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry

(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have a lot riding on Wednesday's Outback Bowl between college football's University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Louisiana State University Tigers.

The two Republican governors have made a friendly wager aimed at helping feed the hungry in Iowa and Louisiana.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Iowa • Louisiana • Terry Branstad
December 27th, 2013
08:37 PM ET
7 months ago

Jindal praises ‘Dynasty’ reinstatement: Left doesn’t have ‘monopoly on free speech’

Updated 12/27/2013 at 9:31pm

(CNN) - Like many conservatives, Louisiana’s Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal was happy to find out Friday that “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s suspension from the show had been lifted.

“I am glad to hear that the folks at A&E came to their senses and recognized that tolerance of religious views is more important than political correctness,” the possible 2016 presidential candidate said in a statement mere hours after the network announced its decision.
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Louisiana
Sarah Palin meets 'Duck Dynasty' 'dudes'
December 9th, 2013
08:56 AM ET
8 months ago

Sarah Palin meets 'Duck Dynasty' 'dudes'

(CNN) - Sarah Palin met some of the stars of the popular television series, "Duck Dynasty," over the weekend while on her book tour in Monroe, Louisiana.

"Had a blast meeting the Duck Commander gang as well as the great folks who came to the book signing yesterday evening," the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee wrote Sunday on Facebook.
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Filed under: Louisiana • Sarah Palin
David Vitter to decide on run for governor in Louisiana
December 4th, 2013
02:22 PM ET
8 months ago

David Vitter to decide on run for governor in Louisiana

(CNN) - Republican Sen. David Vitter is considering running for Louisiana governor in 2015, he said in an email to supporters Wednesday.

Vitter, a two-term U.S. senator who was first elected in 2004, said in the email that he and his family started the decision process last week over Thanksgiving and will continue to weigh his options through the coming holidays.
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Filed under: David Vitter • Louisiana
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