Sue Lincoln


Sue Lincoln is a veteran reporter in the political arena. Her radio experience began in the early ’80s, in “the other L-A” — Los Angeles.

Since her transplantation to Louisiana 25 years ago, she has covered the state, the capital, and its colorful cast of characters for Louisiana Radio Network, LPB and the Southern Education Desk.

Now she’s focusing her experience and expertise on producing WRKF’s Capitol Access.

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It’s one of Governor Jindal’s favorite statistics, and one he’s sure to quote in tomorrow night’s debate on CNN: “We’ve actually cut our state budget 26 percent.”

Yet every time Bobby Jindal says it, State Treasurer John Kennedy cringes.

“It does bother me when the Governor says that,” Kennedy states. “It offends me because those aren’t the numbers.”

In fact, Kennedy says, the actual numbers show the opposite.

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 Governor Bobby Jindal continues his quest for the White House, and he will participate in the CNN Republican debate this Wednesday. He practiced some of his debate responses with the National Press Club last Thursday.

“Congress has the constitutional responsibility to fund government,” Jindal declared. “Absolutely they should defund Planned Parenthood.”

Planned Parenthood does not do abortions in Louisiana, but Jindal says the web-posted videos produced by the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress prove the family-planning organization is “barbaric”.

There will be two names on the October 24th ballot for Secretary of State: Republican incumbent Tom Schedler and Democratic challenger Chris Tyson. The two spoke with Sue Lincoln separately during qualifying this week about their reasons for running, and what they hope to accomplish, if elected.

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The three days of qualifying for the fall elections is over, and there’s a ballot full for the October 24th primary.

On day one, we got the big names: the top tier candidates for governor, and most of the incumbents for the other statewide offices.

“It’s my pleasure to have been the first to sign up,” Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Tuesday.

“I have qualified for re-election,” Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced.

“I want to be Treasurer again,” John Kennedy stated. “I made that decision about six months ago.”

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The four major candidates for governor signed up Tuesday, on the initial day of qualifying.

David Vitter was first up, greeting the media with a joke about his wife who accompanied him.

“Wendy just signed up to run for Governor.”

Vitter said he was flying back to Washington, as the U.S. Senate was reconvening, and it was noted there’s not another congressional recess until October 12th. When asked if he would be participating in any forums or debates before the October 24th primary, he replied, “Absolutely.”