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  Blues Artist Kenny Neal reflects on the legacy of Fats Domino, who died last week in Harvey at age 89. Kenny also discusses turning 60 and his continuing road show with 200 performances this year. Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk and State Treasurer candidate Derrick Edwards. Edwards was recently endorsed by the Democratic Party in his runoff election against Republican John Schroder. The election is Nov. 18th. Former Broadway Star Tim Federle on his book about his experiences on the New York stage: “Life is Like a Musical, How to Live, Love and Lead Like a Star.”

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Less than 14-percent of Louisiana’s three million registered voters cast ballots in Saturday’s statewide election, but they sent the Treasurer’s race to a runoff next month between Democrat Derrick Edwards and Republican John Schroder.


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With a statewide election on Saturday, this would normally be the time the mute button on your TV remote becomes your best friend. This year, though, campaign commercials for the state Treasurer’s race have been few and far between.

With overall voter turnout predicted to be between 15 and 20% statewide, the race isn’t inspiring voters, campaign donors, or much creativity in the few ads that are out there.

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“Probably the majority of the electorate doesn’t even know the new state Treasurer will be selected on October 14th,” says Jeremy Alford of lapolitics.com.

The usual indicators of an imminent election aren’t there. Yard signs for local church fall fairs are more prevalent than those for the candidates.  Campaign ads on TV have been rare. 


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Which of the seven candidates for state Treasurer will you pick on October 14th? If you’re like most Louisiana voters, you don’t have a clue.

“At this point, it truly is anybody’s race,” says John Couvillon of JMC Analytics.


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Qualifying for the October 14th state Treasurer’s race began Wednesday, with three Republicans, one Democrat and one Libertarian signed onto the ballot thus far.