Obama praises New Orleans' resilience on tour of storm damage
September 3rd, 2012
08:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama praises New Orleans' resilience on tour of storm damage

New Orleans (CNN) - President Barack Obama toured storm-damaged St. John the Baptist parish and Laplace, Louisiana, late Monday afternoon, and received a briefing from local officials on the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Isaac.

Speaking to members of the media following his tour, the president thanked local and federal officials for what he called their "extraordinary work" both preparing for and recovering from the devastation caused by last week's hurricane.
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Filed under: Louisiana • President Obama
Obama, Rep. Scalise talk jobs in Labor Day weekend addresses
September 1st, 2012
06:00 AM ET
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Obama, Rep. Scalise talk jobs in Labor Day weekend addresses

(CNN) – President Barack Obama and Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana spoke about jobs in their Labor Day weekend weekly addresses, with Obama focused on jobs performed by members of the military and Scalise on Republican jobs proposals in Congress.

The Louisiana Republican represents part of the state hit this week by Hurricane Isaac, which left many displaced and hundreds of thousands without power Saturday, as well as by Hurricane Katrina seven years before.
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana • Military • President Obama • Texas
Romney tours storm damage in Louisiana
August 31st, 2012
02:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney tours storm damage in Louisiana

(CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney arrived in Louisiana Friday afternoon to tour damage left in the wake of Hurricane Isaac with Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. David Vitter.

Romney, who was accompanied by his wife, Ann, said that the trip was to learn and obviously to draw some attention to what's going [on] here... so that people around the country know that people done here need help."
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Louisiana • Mitt Romney
Romney to survey storm damage in Louisiana
August 31st, 2012
08:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney to survey storm damage in Louisiana

(CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will travel to Lafitte, Louisiana Friday to view storm damage from Hurricane Isaac after his joint morning event with Paul Ryan in Lakeland, Florida, according to his campaign.

Romney will join Gov. Bobby Jindal and meet with first responders to thank them for their work, as well as see areas affected by the storm in Lafitte.
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana • Mitt Romney
Tampa spared, but Louisiana delegates look homewards
August 27th, 2012
03:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Tampa spared, but Louisiana delegates look homewards

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.
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Jindal to stay at home during convention
August 27th, 2012
01:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Jindal to stay at home during convention

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Louisiana
Jindal staying in Louisiana for now
August 26th, 2012
06:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Jindal staying in Louisiana for now

(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.
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Ron Paul campaign files second appeal for Louisiana delegates
August 18th, 2012
09:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Ron Paul campaign files second appeal for Louisiana delegates

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.
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Ron Paul campaign to challenge all Louisiana delegates
July 27th, 2012
08:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Ron Paul campaign to challenge all Louisiana delegates

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana • Republican National Convention • RNC • Ron Paul
Obama hits Louisiana fund-raisers
July 25th, 2012
06:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama hits Louisiana fund-raisers

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Louisiana • President Obama
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