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    How Tony Clayton’s Run For Governor Could Be A Gift To Jay Dardenne

How Tony Clayton’s Run For Governor Could Be A Gift To Jay Dardenne

A black Democrat jumping in the state’s gubernatorial race could very well be gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s saving grace. High-profile prosecutor Tony Clayton, who serves on the board

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    Did Elliott Stonecipher Really Call For A “Purple Coalition” To Raise Taxes? He Says He Didn’t

Did Elliott Stonecipher Really Call For A “Purple Coalition” To Raise Taxes? He Says He Didn’t

Earlier today, I covered a story about Elliott Stonecipher calling for a “purple coalition” to raise taxes. (UPDATE: the original story was retracted by Baton Rouge Business Report and we

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    The MarblePort/Hayride Louisiana Poll Confirms Vitter’s Growing Lead In The Governor’s Race

The MarblePort/Hayride Louisiana Poll Confirms Vitter’s Growing Lead In The Governor’s Race

We’ve teamed with political consultant and pollster Ethan Zorfas at MarblePort Polling to bring you a wealth of data on some of the more interesting questions in Louisiana politics at

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    VIDEO: John Young’s Campaign Does An Ad With No Talking

VIDEO: John Young’s Campaign Does An Ad With No Talking

This is gonna be my favorite ad of this election cycle, and prolly it’ll be yours as well. I know this because it’s unlikely there’s gonna be another political ad

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    EXCLUSIVE: Harold Ritchie Will Not Become Ben Nevers’ Successor

EXCLUSIVE: Harold Ritchie Will Not Become Ben Nevers’ Successor

Rep. Harold Ritchie (D-Bogalusa) is not looking to become State Sen. Ben Nevers’ (D-Bogalusa) Democratic successor this election cycle, according to a source close to the Hayride. Ritchie, who was seen

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    David Vitter Is Not A Washington Cool-Kid, And That’s Not A Bad Thing

David Vitter Is Not A Washington Cool-Kid, And That’s Not A Bad Thing

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is not a Washington cool-kid. This is all that the Louisiana Democratic Party want the voters to know in the state’s gubernatorial race. The notion that Vitter is

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Scalise Just Endorsed Vitter

  Scalise Just Endorsed Vitter

Hardly a surprise, of course – Vitter has been piling up a huge endorsement list, Scalise is something of a

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SADOW: Are Democrats Starting To Give Up On John Bel Edwards?

  SADOW: Are Democrats Starting To Give Up On John Bel Edwards?

Presented with a quandary about whether to support their party in this year’s gubernatorial contest, Democrats are responding in a

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DEJA VU: The Left’s Washed-Up Attack On David Vitter

  DEJA VU: The Left’s Washed-Up Attack On David Vitter

The Left has long not been able to stand Sen. David Vitter (R-LA). Vitter goes against everything the Left holds

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What Is With Fox News’ Obvious Bias Against Rand Paul?

  What Is With Fox News’ Obvious Bias Against Rand Paul?

Fox News does not seem to be fond of Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) 2016 presidential campaign. Week after week, Fox

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The Latest SMOR Poll Makes It Exceedingly Difficult To See Anybody But Vitter Winning

  The Latest SMOR Poll Makes It Exceedingly Difficult To See Anybody But Vitter Winning

We’re going to present this a little bit backwards, if you’ll indulge us, because doing so might well make more

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The Idiotic Mark Halperin-Ted Cruz Interview

  The Idiotic Mark Halperin-Ted Cruz Interview

Imagine somebody doin’ an interview of Barack Obama back in 2007 and askin’ him whether he likes fried chicken and

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Hillary Clinton Understands The Struggles Of The Millionaire Class

  Hillary Clinton Understands The Struggles Of The Millionaire Class

Contrary to popular belief, the Democratic Party is actually the political party of millionaires and billionaires. And in a new

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The Outspoken Brett Duncan Jumps In Highly-Contested 12th District State Senate Race

  The Outspoken Brett Duncan Jumps In Highly-Contested 12th District State Senate Race

Tangipahoa School Board President Brett Duncan (R) has officially jumped in the contested 12th District State Senate race, just days

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THE RACE IS ON: Dardenne Bashes Vitter For Skipping Senate Budget Vote

  THE RACE IS ON: Dardenne Bashes Vitter For Skipping Senate Budget Vote

A press release out today… Last night the U.S. Senate passed a budget for the first time in six years. 

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Vitter Gets Kennedy’s Endorsement

  Vitter Gets Kennedy’s Endorsement

As expected, given the announcement this morning, the press conference is going on right now. State treasurer John Kennedy throwing

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GOP Presidential Field More Diverse Than Ever, Meanwhile The Dems Are Relying On Hillary Clinton

  GOP Presidential Field More Diverse Than Ever, Meanwhile The Dems Are Relying On Hillary Clinton

Just as the national press will continue to lament the GOP as the party of ‘old, white men,’ the list

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SADOW: Beth Mizell’s Second Senate Run Is A Good Microcosm Of Louisiana Politics’ Evolution

  SADOW: Beth Mizell’s Second Senate Run Is A Good Microcosm Of Louisiana Politics’ Evolution

A presumed legislative semi-rematch from 2011 serves as a microcosm of whether Louisiana Republicans fully consolidate their status as the

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A Fair Number Of Endorsements In Louisiana Races Of Late

  A Fair Number Of Endorsements In Louisiana Races Of Late

Specifically, Jeff Landry and David Vitter seem to be racking up endorsements. Vitter has an 11:00 presser to announce a

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