Since the November elections, the biggest political news in Louisiana has been the party switching of five legislators (three from the state House and two from the state Senate) to the Republican party. These switches have given the Republicans, for the first time since Reconstruction, a numerical majority in the state House, and they are [...]
Yesterday, the Census released information detailing how the House of Representatives is to be apportioned between the states. To no one’s surprise, Louisiana is slated to lose one of its its seven House districts, due to lower than normal population growth that has been occurring since the 1980s.
Now that the last House race (a Democratic held seat in New York that narrowly stayed in the Democratic column) has been settled, the House will now have 242 Republicans and 193 Democrats, which means that the GOP gained a net of 63 seats. We would like to revisit the issue of the Democrats’ hopes [...]
Recently, a poll that JMC Enterprises of Louisiana conducted on the behalf of the Baton Rouge TEA Party received some editorial commentary from the editor of the Baton Rouge Business Report. In this column, the editor notes that “…Now the Tea Party says it has a “poll” by some JMC Enterprises, which I have never [...]