2010 promises to be a busy political year. As President Obama enters his second year of office, he/ Congressional Democrats will be ultimately be graded on their performance. Because of the magnitude of filing deadlines and/or primaries, we have developed a spreadsheet to track what’s going on in each of the 50 states.
Special Elections (in Massachusetts) Do Matter !
Edward Kennedy’s death on August 25, 2009 gave Congressional Democrats a powerful assist in their efforts to pass healthcare reform, as this was an issue which he had championed for years. This assist was further strengthened when Massachusetts Democrats changed the law to allow for an interim (Democratic) replacement to be selected which would provide a […]
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):