Elections 2012

Mayor Holden Wins Third Term

Nov 7, 2012
Kip Holden surrounded by supporters as he accepts a third term as mayor-president of East Baton Rouge.

Melvin "Kip" Holden easily defeated three challengers Tuesday to win a third term as Mayor-President of Baton Rouge.

Holden won with 60 percent of the vote. Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker, Holden's toughest competitor in the race, came in a distant second with only 34 percent.

Michael Medved, Bob Mann

Nov 6, 2012

Conservative author, radio show host and political commentator Michael Medved explains why he thinks President Obama will lose the election. LSU professor Bob Mann feels Mitt Romney will be the loser.


Louisiana voters will decide Tuesday on nine state constitutional amendments.

Amendment Two seeks to change Louisiana's regulations of firearms. If passed, Louisiana would have the strongest Second Amendment protection in the nation.

Sure protecting the right to bear arms may look good on paper, but is that all this amendment will do?

Democrat former state lawmaker Melissa Flournoy and Republican Cuban immigrant Humberto Fontova share differing views on who should be elected President. Former LSU professor, author and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu also weighs in. 

Incumbent Espouses Plans for EBR

Nov 2, 2012
East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden in the WRKF studio.
WRKF/Amy Jeffries

Kip Holden is in pursuit of a third term as Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish.

In the last of the interviews with the mayoral candidates, WRKF's Amy Jeffries questions Holden on crime, traffic, and his involvement with the public school district.