elections

Gov. Edwards travels to D.C. for inauguration of Joe Biden

BY: - January 19, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling to Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris this week, representing the State of Louisiana at the ceremonial transition of power. “Less than two weeks ago, our United States Capitol was besieged by a riotous mob determined to prevent Congress […]

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City of New Orleans will mark inauguration with ceremony at Gallier Hall

BY: - January 19, 2021

The City of New Orleans will hold a small ceremony in front of Gallier Hall on Wednesday to mark the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Mayor Latoya Cantrell announced on Tuesday. New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno will join Cantrell for the ceremony, which will start at 4:30 p.m. […]

Louisiana’s Gen. Russel Honoré to investigate security failures at U.S. Capitol

BY: and - January 15, 2021

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré (U.S. Army – Ret.) was appointed to a commission that will investigate security failures during the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol that sought to forcibly prevent members of Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory as 46th president of the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. Pelosi […]

Jeff Landry

Attorney General Jeff Landry declines to join other AGs in singling out U.S. Capitol attack for condemnation

BY: - January 14, 2021

Attorney General Jeff Landry declined to sign a letter 50 other state attorneys general sent to the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday condemning the right-wing attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Landry had previously declined to participate in a similar gesture by a group of 15 Republican attorneys general condemning that attack. Instead, Landry issued a […]

Head of Republican attorneys general group resigns amid Capitol robocall controversy

BY: - January 12, 2021

The executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) resigned Monday after news outlets exposed that the association played a part in organizing Wednesday’s rally that turned into a riotous mob that ransacked the U.S. Capitol and directly led to five deaths. Executive Director Adam Piper submitted his resignation after initially denying his organization […]

Louisiana Capitol Building

La. Capitol security chief says D.C. counterparts should’ve had ‘much better response’

BY: - January 8, 2021

As sergeant-at-arms for the Louisiana House of Representatives, Clarence Russ is the chief of security at the Louisiana Capitol whose duty it is to protect not only state property but any person — elected official or not — who’s inside.  After witnessing a complete implosion of security at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as a right-wing […]

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry tied to group that summoned ‘patriots’ to Capitol to ‘stop the steal’

BY: - January 7, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry belongs to an association that helped lead, finance and organize the right-wing rally on behalf of President Donald Trump that ended with a violent attack at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The Rule of Law Defense Fund, an affiliate of the Republican Attorneys General Association, for which Landry served as chairman, […]

Louisiana congressional members respond to Trump’s violent mobs at Capitol

BY: and - January 6, 2021

Members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation spoke out against a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in what some lawmakers from other states are describing as an attempted coup incited by President Donald Trump to prevent Congress from certifying the November election results. At least one woman was shot and killed during the chaos, according […]

Louisiana’s GOP lawmakers now support COVID-19 accommodations for upcoming elections

BY: - January 6, 2021

Two state legislative committees on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed emergency election plan that would offer mail-in ballots and other coronavirus-related accommodations for voters to use in municipal races this spring, two special congressional elections and a special state House race in February. Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin presented the plan to the Senate […]

Luke Letlow

Congressman-elect Luke Letlow admitted to ICU with COVID-19

BY: - December 23, 2020

Louisiana’s newly-elected U.S. congressman, Luke Letlow, was admitted into intensive care Wednesday at Ochsner LSU Health Center in Shreveport after he was hospitalized with COVID-19 five days ago, according to Letlow’s spokesman Andrew Bautsch. Bautsch released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying Letlow was transferred from St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe to Ochsner LSU in […]

Politicians quit Congress, but their ‘zombie’ campaigns stagger on with millions in the bank

BY: - December 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — Republican Michele Bachmann hasn’t set foot in the U.S. Capitol as an elected member of Congress from Minnesota for at least six years. Though she recently made news for asking God to help reelect President Donald Trump and telling a television show that “transgender Black Marxists” are trying to overthrow the country, none […]

These Louisiana Democrats are eyeing Cedric Richmond’s congressional seat

BY: - November 18, 2020

Several high-profile Louisiana Democrats are eyeing the soon-to-be vacant seat of the 2nd Congressional District after U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond announced Tuesday that he will resign his post in January to take a senior advisor position in the White House. President-elect Joe Biden tapped Richmond as his senior advisor and director of public engagement. The […]