President Trump made it clear during his visits to Louisiana what the stakes were during the runoff election. However, Louisiana voters chose the Deep South’s only Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards.
Voters elected West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes to his fifth term in office during a General Election held Saturday, Oct. 12 in Louisiana, according to complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.
Kyle Ardoin has been elected Secretary of State in Louisiana during a General Election held Saturday, Nov. 16. Ardoin defeated the lesser-known Democratic challenger Gwen Collins-Greenup for the second time.
The impeachment debate is pretty much all over network television these days, however, the same folks that conducted WAFB’s exclusive poll on the governor’s race also asked voters about how they feel about potentially impeaching President Donald Trump.
Less than a week before voters head to the polls for the Non. 16 runoff election, questions have now been raised over whether Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin broke the law recently in his comments at a Republican rally in Monroe on Thursday, Nov. 7.
When they weren’t talking over each other, Governor John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger, Eddie Rispone, were hurling economic statistics at each other during the final gubernatorial debate, held Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Vice President Mike Pence visited Baton Rouge Monday, Oct. 28, surprising guests at Dearman’s Diner & Soda Fountain and fundraising at the Country Club of Louisiana for Republican gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone.
A well-known Republican says he’s resigning from the Republican party because it’s his “duty to oppose illegal activities and corruption,” making reference to a growing controversy over a push to resolve a tie in the Senate District 16 race.
After gaining a two-thirds majority in the Senate on Oct. 12, Republicans now must flip two seats and retain another five in the House to gain historic control over state government during the November runoff.
In a primary election held Saturday, October 12, voters in Louisiana selected the new members of the Board of Elementary Education (BESE). The BESE will set policies for hundreds of thousands of public schools statewide over the next four years.
Election Day was Saturday, Oct. 12 for Louisiana primaries. People from around the state voted on statewide races, all of which were held by Republicans, besides John Bel. Edwards, the Deep South’s only Democratic Governor. View election results from those races here.
A nearly six-year battle to incorporate the southeast portion of East Baton Rouge Parish into a new city named St. George ended during Louisiana’s primary election held Saturday, Oct. 12. Voters in the proposed city limits decided for incorporation.
President Trump stumps in Louisiana, Friday, just a day before voters are set to choose a governor. He will be in Lake Charles working to ensure republican voters turn out to the polls. But democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards will be there, too, with a rally of his own.
Saturday’s election could carry serious consequences for the City of Baton Rouge. Those for and against the proposed City of St. George kicked their efforts into overdrive Thursday, Oct. 10. WAFB found that many voters are still undecided.