Tea party support wasn't enough to return Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry to Congress for a second term after Louisiana lost a U.S. House seat in redistricting.
His fellow GOP congressman, Charles Boustany, easily defeated Landry in Saturday's runoff election after the two men were forced into the same district.
Boustany, a retired doctor from Lafayette, will represent the 3rd District covering southwest Louisiana and Acadiana next year. It will be his fifth term.
Both men ran as conservative Republicans opposed to the policies of President Barack Obama.
Jim talks with LSU mass communications professor Bob Mann about the results of the 2012 election.
Author and historian Kevin Phillips discusses his new book, “1775”, about what he calls the most important and eventful year of the American Revolution.
Louisiana Federation of Teachers president Steve Monaghan on last week’s ruling by a state district court judge against the constitutionality of Governor Jindal’s private school tuition vouchers law.
Syndicated columnist Gene Lyons discusses the results of the 2012 presidential election, and a growing political divide between rural and urban America.
Baton Rouge Business Report executive vice-president and columnist J.R. Ball weighs in on LSU head football coach Les Miles’ contract extension and raise … and some local and state politics.
Former AP Correspondent and LSU Journalism Professor Jay Perkins discusses the good and bad prognostications made for presidential election.
Former LSU sports information director Bud Davis previews the LSU-Arkansas match-up.
Beth Gayle shares the story of her son's recovery from a near fatal hunting accident, which is detailed in the book, "Then Came the Angels."