Sarah Palin meets 'Duck Dynasty' 'dudes'
December 9th, 2013
08:56 AM ET
12 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
12 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
Vance McAllister wins special Congressional election
November 16th, 2013
11:49 PM ET
1 year ago

Vance McAllister wins special Congressional election

(CNN) – A Congressional seat from Louisiana will remain in Republican hands - although that was never in question.

With 99% of the vote in, the state's Secretary of State announced a winner in a special election for Louisiana's 5th district that pitted Republican against Republican.
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Filed under: Congress • Louisiana • special election • Vance McAllister
Duck Dynasty star on the campaign trail
November 13th, 2013
07:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Duck Dynasty star on the campaign trail

(CNN) - After briefly flirting with running for the seat himself, “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson is calling on Louisiana voters to support a fellow Republican for the state’s 5th Congressional District.

“Hey this is Willie Robertson reminding you to get out Saturday, November 16 and vote for my good buddy, Vance McAllister,” Robertson said in a YouTube video posted Wednesday.
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Filed under: Louisiana
Lindy Boggs, congresswoman and advocate for women, dies
Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, pictured in 2006.
July 27th, 2013
04:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Lindy Boggs, congresswoman and advocate for women, dies

Washington (CNN) - Lindy Boggs was only 24 when she arrived in Washington as the top political adviser to her husband, newly elected to Congress. Thirty-two years later, the seat became hers after Hale Boggs was presumed dead in a plane crash, and she made her own mark as an advocate for women and minorities.

Boggs died Saturday at the age of 97, according to ABC News, where Boggs' daughter Cokie Roberts is a political contributor. A cause of death was not specified.
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Filed under: House • Louisiana
Landrieu's son arrested for driving drunk and hit and run
June 14th, 2013
11:50 AM ET
1 year ago

Landrieu's son arrested for driving drunk and hit and run

(CNN) – Sen. Mary Landrieu's 21-year-old son was arrested in New Orleans early Friday after police say he failed to stop his car after striking a pedestrian, and subsequently failed a field sobriety test.

Conner Snellings was booked on charges of driving while intoxicated, hit and run, driving the wrong way on a one way street, failing to maintain control of a vehicle, and possession of alcohol in a vehicle, the New Orleans Police Department said.
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Filed under: Louisiana • Mary Landrieu
Battle for crucial Senate seat heats up in Louisiana
April 3rd, 2013
11:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Battle for crucial Senate seat heats up in Louisiana

Washington (CNN) – Bill Cassidy's strategy is simple. The congressman from Louisiana, who Wednesday officially announced his Republican challenge to Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, is tying her to President Barack Obama.

"It's going to be a tough race. I'm running against Sen. Mary Landrieu, who's been there for 18 years, and against the most powerful man in the world, Barack Obama. President Obama wants Sen. Landrieu re-elected. She supports President Obama 97% of the time, has given him a blank for his wasteful spending," says the three term federal lawmaker, who represents Louisiana's sixth congressional district, in a campaign video announcing his bid for the Senate.
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Filed under: Louisiana • Mary Landrieu
Biden lends support to La. Democrat in GOP country
January 26th, 2013
06:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden lends support to La. Democrat in GOP country

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden was back on the campaign trail Saturday, stumping in Louisiana for Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Landrieu, a Democrat in red Louisiana, could face an uphill battle for a fourth term in 2014.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Louisiana • Mary Landrieu
Former New Orleans mayor indicted on federal corruption charges
January 18th, 2013
02:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Former New Orleans mayor indicted on federal corruption charges

(CNN) - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who captured the drama of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with an "SOS" call to the nation, was indicted Friday on 21 federal corruption charges, including bribery, money laundering, fraud and filing false tax returns.

Nagin allegedly defrauded the city through "a bribery and kickback scheme" in which he received checks, cash, wire transfers, personal services and free travel from businessmen seeking favorable treatment, the 25-page federal indictment says.

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Filed under: Louisiana • Ray Nagin
Final House race of 2012 settled with Boustany win
Landry, left, and Boustany
December 8th, 2012
05:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Final House race of 2012 settled with Boustany win

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(CNN) - Rep. Charles Boustany defeated Rep. Jeff Landry in the final unsettled U.S. House race of the 2012 campaign on Saturday, according to unofficial election results from the Louisiana secretary of state.

The 2010 census cost Louisiana a seat, and redistricting led to the two Republican incumbents facing off in a head-to-head bid for re-election.
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana
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