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Good, slim or none? What are Democrats’ chances in this year’s Louisiana Senate race?

By Robert Mann Gov. John Bel Edwards’ victory over U.S. Sen. David Vitter in last year’s governor’s race gives hope to Democrats across Louisiana. If a little-known Democratic state representative could knock off a well-financed two-term incumbent Republican, why shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Donald Trump unites Louisiana GOP leaders and David Duke

By Robert Mann It was a nightmare scenario. In 1991, Democrat Edwin Edwards and Republican David Duke faced each other in a runoff for Louisiana governor. At first, state GOP leaders couldn’t imagine supporting Edwards for a fourth term, regarding … Continue reading

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Louisiana Politics: The Good, Bad and Ugly Awards, 2015

By Robert Mann The past year was the wildest and most unpredictable in my 30-plus years of observing Louisiana politics. Besides the entertainment value, 2015 was a humbling 12 months, especially for those of us who were certain that a … Continue reading

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Jindal and Vitter were adversaries to the bitter end

By Robert Mann They can barely stand the sight of one another. They have never been political allies. Sometimes, it seemed Louisiana was too small for their outsized egos and ambitions. How ironic, then, that the political careers of Gov. … Continue reading

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This is why David Vitter lost

    By Robert Mann “Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.” — John Bolton Perhaps it was latent disgust at U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s 2007 prostitution scandal. Maybe his vicious attacks against his Republican opponents backfired and … Continue reading

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Vitter’s warning to Obama about Syrian refugees came in apparent backdated letter sent to State Dept on Tuesday

    By Robert Mann Sen. David Vitter, lagging in the polls and hoping to gain an advantage in his race for Louisiana governor, relentlessly attacked state Rep. John Bel Edwards all week over the issue of Syrian refugees. “One … Continue reading

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David Vitter’s desperate last stand: He throws his wife under the bus — again

      By Robert Mann Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, down in the polls in his race for Louisiana governor, is struggling to explain away his 2007 prostitution scandal. A race that was once his to lose is one … Continue reading

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