supermajority en Republican Realignment: What Happens to the LAGOP <p>Republicans have reason to be wary of their newfound power in the state Senate, having recently gained a two-thirds supermajority. Some political analysts say too much power can backfire.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 15058 at Republican Realignment: Why Politicians Switch Parties <p>State Sen. Rick Ward is dropping out of the race for Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District. According to <em>The Times-Picayune,</em> Ward's changed his mind because the position would require too much time away from his children. This decision comes three weeks after announcing his candidacy, and a month after switching to the Republican party in mid-July.</p><p>Many accused Ward of switching parties because he wanted to run for the higher seat. Ward said he switched because the "R" behind his name would better represent his views.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:15:31 +0000 Kelly Connelly 15012 at