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BESE candidate Chas Roemer returns $10,000 following report contribution may have violated state law

By | 11.07.11 | 5:54 pm

The campaign of Board of Elementary and Secondary Education candidate Chas Roemer returned a $10,000 check to a Political Action Committee one day after The American Independent first reported the incumbent possibly violated state campaign finance rules.

Louisiana school board candidate may have breached state campaign law

By | 11.03.11 | 7:37 pm

Incumbent Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) candidate Chas Roemer appears to have violated state campaign law by accepting a $20,000 donation from a pro-business Political Action Committee.

Mayor Bloomberg trust donated big to Louisiana education board elections

By | 10.25.11 | 8:47 am

A fund called The Michael R. Bloomberg Revocable Trust, of which the principal trustee is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, donated $100,000 to a Baton Rouge-based political action committee just days before a pivotal Louisiana election that decided the make-up of the state’s main K-12 board of education.

Jindal to speak at FRC Action’s Values Voter Summit

By | 09.22.11 | 11:09 am

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is the latest confirmed speaker at next month’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., the Family Research Council, which is hosting the conservative policy summit through its policy arm, announced Wednesday.

Times-Picayune: Head of firm processing BP’s oil spill claims to hold fundraiser for Jindal

By | 03.29.11 | 10:14 am

Updated at 12:45 p.m. EST to add comments from the Louisiana Democratic Party

The Times-Picayune has obtained an invitation for a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser to benefit Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s reelection campaign. The event’s host is Mike Worley, CEO of Worley Catastrophe Response, which has handled oil spill More…

Hotline Presidential Power Rankings put Romney on top, dismiss Tea Party

By | 11.09.10 | 5:29 pm

With just over 14 months remaining before the Iowa Caucus, National Journal’s The Hotline has released its Presidential Power Rankings, assessing the viability of 15 Republicans who might mount bids to become their party’s representative in the race against President Obama.

The list breaks the potential candidates down into More…

Fears Aside, Gun Rights Thrive Under Obama

By | 07.12.10 | 6:00 am

Last week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill allowing gun owners in his state to carry firearms into houses of worship. Just days earlier, the Supreme Court extended federal gun rights provisions to city and state governments. And last summer, Arizona legislators voted to allow More…

For Non-White Candidates, Politics Is Far From ‘Post-Racial’

By | 06.30.10 | 5:00 pm

Matt Bai has an interesting piece on “post-racial” candidates in today’s New York Times:

What’s notable about Ms. Haley’s campaign, like that of Mr. Obama and other candidates, is not just that she has breached a racial and cultural barrier, but that she doesn’t feel the need — or


The Pollyannas of Offshore Drilling

By | 06.03.10 | 12:25 pm

President Obama’s call to expand offshore drilling just a few weeks before the Deepwater Horizon calamity — a call intended to rally Republicans behind a climate bill — will likely be remembered as one of the most poorly timed concessions to the opposing party in White House history. More…

The CPAC Presidential Straw Poll

By | 02.16.10 | 6:34 pm

Matt Lewis has the latest edition of the presidential straw poll to be distributed later this week to paying attendees of the annual CPAC conference. In presidential years, candidates often buy tickets for supporters in order to help them win these polls. Not coincidentally, the 2007, 2008, More…