For tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday, candidates will be qualifying for national, statewide, and local races in Louisiana. What may be confusing is that while we will return to open primaries for Congressional races, we are still using party primaries for this year’s Congressional elections only. Meaning that Democrats/Independents may vote in the August 28 Democratic […]
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Election Day in Louisiana – May 29 edition
Tonight, special election runoffs were held in two state House districts in Baton Rouge and one in New Orleans. In both of these all Democratic runoffs, the more moderate/less controversial candidate won.
2010 Elections, May 28 edition (June primary preview)
Election Day in Louisiana – May 1 edition
32 parishes held elections yesterday, and there were no real surprises last night. Our focus will be on the tax renewals on the East Baton Rouge Parish ballot, as well as two special elections for state representative that were held in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board redistricting
Because Central has left the East Baton Rouge Parish school system to form its own school system, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board was required to redraw its school board districts before the Fall 2010 elections. The School Board voted tonight to reduce the size of the School Board to 11 members (down from the current […]
East Baton Rouge Parish Politics Part II
Though Louisiana was one of a handful of states to give John McCain a higher percentage of the vote than George W. Bush received in 2004, East Baton Rouge moved towards the Democrats and, to many people’s surprise, voted for Barack Obama – one of only 10 parishes in Louisiana to do so. How did […]
East Baton Rouge Parish Politics Part I
In general, East Baton Rouge is a competitive parish that Republicans usually carry. We will analyze this competitiveness in the context of its electoral performance in presidential elections between 1976 and 2008.
Regions of East Baton Rouge Parish
Anyone attempting to analyze the politics of East Baton Rouge Parish would be mistaken to view the entire parish through the context of what’s seen while driving into town along the “new bridge” from the west.
Lessons Learned From the Tax Election
A final note on tax issues in East Baton Rouge Parish – by looking at a sample of parishwide tax votes since 2002, some patterns clearly emerge that any politician would be wise to note (the descriptions of the regions of East Baton Rouge Parish can be found here):