Lake Charles, Louisiana (CNN) – During a question and answer session in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday, a man stood up and said that, among other things, President Obama "is a Muslim."
"I believe that Obama is not stupid," the man began. "I also believe that, number one, Obama is a Muslim."
Schaumburg, Illinois (CNN) - With a decisive win in the Illinois presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney now sets his sights on the bayou where Louisiana holds the next Republican primary.
"We thank the people of Illinois for this extraordinary victory," Romney told supporters in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg Tuesday night. "Elections are about choices. Today, hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois joined millions of people in this country in this cause."FULL STORY
New York (CNN) – As Mitt Romney's allies hope Illinois hands their candidate a major victory, the super PAC backing his Republican nomination bid, Restore Our Future, is investing more in future contests.
The super PAC made its first purchase in Maryland for spots beginning this week. It bought $456,862 worth of broadcast and cable time there and also purchased $47,395 of additional time in Wisconsin bringing its total there to $1,319,025. Both of those states vote in two weeks on April 3rd. Romney campaigns in Maryland on Wednesday.
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) – In between checking out the flamingoes and elephants at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans Friday, Newt Gingrich touched on challenges for Mitt Romney and why his GOP presidential rival is keeping Gingrich in the race.
He made the comments while chatting politics with his zoo tour guide, Audubon Nature Institute head Ron Forman.
Lafayette, Louisiana (CNN) - A beaming Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum declared he "did it again" and "defied the odds" Tuesday night as he took the stage fresh off his wins in the critical Southern states of Alabama and Mississippi.
Speaking to a packed banquet room at a hotel in Louisiana - a state that holds its contest next week - the former Pennsylvania senator told supporters that if they followed in Tuesday's footsteps, he'd be one step closer to clinching the title of 'Republican nominee.'FULL STORY
Atlanta (CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign is looking ahead to a big upcoming contest. Tuesday it purchased almost one million dollars of ad time in Illinois, according to the latest ad tracking numbers.
Romney's campaign bought more than $800,000 of broadcast time for ads beginning to air Wednesday with most of the buy concentrated in the Chicago market, according to a Republican media consultant not associated with a campaign or super PAC. It also purchased $135,000 in cable time throughout the state.
Austin, Texas (CNN) - Mitt Romney has campaigned across Mississippi with Gov. Phil Bryant at his side, but he won't have similar support once the Republican race veers into a neighboring state.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will not endorse a candidate ahead of the state's March 24 primary, a source close to the governor told CNN.
(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was re-elected to a second term Saturday, winning in a landslide with little opposition from nine other candidates.
Jindal, who was widely favored to win, had 66% of the vote with 98% precincts reporting, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Louisiana voters take to the polls Saturday in the state's gubernatorial primary, an election Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is widely expected to win.
The state holds a nonpartisan blanket primary, meaning both political parties run in the same contest and if a candidate wins 50% or more of the vote, then he or she wins the race.FULL STORY