Election http://wrkf.org en Political Rookie Pulls Off Surprise Win In Louisiana http://wrkf.org/post/political-rookie-pulls-surprise-win-louisiana Republicans are still trying to make sense of Saturday's election results in Louisiana.<p>In an upset, GOP political newcomer Vance McAllister handily defeated fellow Republican Neil Riser Saturday in a special election runoff that tested the party's approach toward Obamacare.<p>Riser had the backing of the Republican establishment and Tea Party groups. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:54:54 +0000 Adam Wollner 19012 at http://wrkf.org Political Rookie Pulls Off Surprise Win In Louisiana Newcomer Trounces State Senator for Congressional Seat http://wrkf.org/post/newcomer-trounces-state-senator-congressional-seat <div><p>Support from the bearded men of the popular reality TV show combined with a deep pool of personal wealth has helped vault Republican political newcomer Vance McAllister into Congress.</p><p>He'll represent Louisiana's 5th District.</p><p>McAllister crushed GOP state Sen. Neil Riser in a special runoff Saturday, winning the race by 20 percentage points.</p><p>A political unknown only three months ago, McAllister managed to distinguish himself among a pack of 14 candidates to get into the runoff — with little outside help, no prior name recognition and no heavyweight fundraising.</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:34:03 +0000 Associated Press 18941 at http://wrkf.org Could A Democrat Become Governor In Texas? http://wrkf.org/post/could-democrat-become-governor-texas In 2014, Texas voters might just see something they haven't experienced in two decades — a competitive race for governor.<p>Current Republican Gov. Rick Perry isn't running for re-election, so it's an open race, with new faces and new optimism for Texas Democrats.<p>Earlier this year, the Democrats were once again facing the prospect of scrambling to find someone to run as their candidate. Then, on June 25, state Sen. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:20:59 +0000 Ben Philpott, KUT News 17293 at http://wrkf.org Could A Democrat Become Governor In Texas? Name Recognition Key to Down Ballot Races http://wrkf.org/post/name-recognition-key-down-ballot-races <p>Many names follow Obama and Romney on the Nov. 6 ballot here in southeast Louisiana. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:33:00 +0000 Lisa Lovello 1813 at http://wrkf.org