Low Popahirum, Louisiana Edition (3-18-14)

Welcome to our site. It is currently under construction.” – Edwin Edwards for Louisiana Congress

“Chervenak believes Edwards has an uphill battle to climb running as a democrat in a Republican district.” – WWL-TV

“And he discounted the harm of what he still insists was an undeserved federal corruption conviction in 2000 — a conviction that would pose a legal prohibition to him running for a state office in Louisiana, but not for Congress.” – Alexandria Town Talk

“His announcement for the 6th Congressional District generated the kind of sideshow environment one might anticipate from a former reality TV star. Reporters ran the spectrum, representing publications ranging from The New York Times to the community newspaper in Port Allen. Hangers-on from old campaigns, like staffers and fundraisers, were in attendance, too, as were a few fans eager to be part of the Cajun Prince’s comeback.” – LAPolitics.com

“Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has been near the top of the list of the most vulnerable senators facing reelection since day one of the 2014 election cycle. But notable developments in recent weeks suggest her seat is increasingly at risk of falling into Republican hands.” – Washington Post

“Local parents have an overwhelmingly negative view of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, but think improvements could be made if principals are given more autonomy, they said in focus groups conducted by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.” – NOLA.com

“At the urging of State Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, members of the Senate Judiciary C Committee will consider a measure to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Baton Rouge.” – Shreveport Times

“A report recently released by Louisiana State Police reveals more details about the August standoff in St. Joseph that resulted in the deaths of two hostages and a gunman.” – Monroe News-Star

“A major roadblock plaguing one of Houma’s biggest water highways is about to be removed, thanks to efforts by Louisiana’s congressional delegation to obtain an additional $4.5 million to dredge the Houma Navigation Canal.” – Houma Courier

“A state Senate committee advanced legislation Tuesday morning that would allow voters to decide if judges could remain in office after the age of 70.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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