Tonight, there were special elections in two legislative districts: a house race in New Orleans, and a senate race in Acadiana. Both races were settled tonight in landslides, as the victor in each case was elected with at least 60% of the vote.
Last month, we noted that there are three upcoming legislative special elections – two in the state senate and one in the state house. The Senate races are noteworthy because GOP victories in both races would numerically put Republicans in charge of that legislative body. They currently have a 53-48 majority in the state House, […]
Every so often (typically after an election cycle), the Louisiana Secretary of State purges the voter rolls of inactive voters. This is typically a low key affair, but this year’s voter purge was noteworthy because it confirmed something that many have suspected since Hurricane Katrina - Metro New Orleans (particularly Orleans Parish) has lost a significant number […]
Funny how public opinion which differs from its own can arouse the ire of the management of The Baton Rouge Business Report. Recently, the Baton Rouge TEA Party hired JMC Enterprises of Louisiana to conduct a three-question poll, which sought East Baton Rouge Parish voters’ opinions on (1) the TEA Party’s efforts to increase public […]