Politics

6th Congressional District Race
12:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Cassidy Clinches Third Term

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy addresses supporters at his watch party on Election Night 2012.
Credit WRKF/Ashley Westerman

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is headed back to Washington to represent Louisiana's 6th Congressional District.

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On The Ballot
12:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Louisiana Gets Gold Standard in 2nd Amendment Protection

Louisiana voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday to strengthen gun possession rights in the state.

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On The Ballot
12:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Term Limits for EBR Parish School Board Members

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board members will now be limited to a maximum of 12 years in office.

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The Vote For Mayor
12:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Mayor Holden Wins Third Term

Kip Holden surrounded by supporters as he accepts a third term as mayor-president of East Baton Rouge.
Credit WRKF

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.

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On the Ballot
3:58 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Ballot Amendment would Restrict Medicaid Fund Use

The first of nine constitutional amendments on the ballot in Louisiana would prevent the legislature from raiding the state’s Medicaid Trust Fund to balance the budget. But LSU Political Scientist Robert Hogan says it could also hamstring the budgeting process if Louisiana’s demographics shift. 

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Election 2012
3:33 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Name Recognition Key to Down Ballot Races

Many names follow Obama and Romney on the Nov. 6 ballot here in southeast Louisiana.

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On The Ballot
10:14 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Unprecedented Protection for Gun Rights on the Ballot

General Manager Cid Dillard displays a Winchester Model 70 Supergrade at Jim's Firearms in Baton Rouge. (WRKF)
Credit WRKF

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?


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The Vote for Mayor
10:38 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Incumbent Espouses Plans for EBR

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden in the WRKF studio.
Credit 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.


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The Vote for Mayor
10:38 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Crime is Walker's Mantra

Mayor Pro Tem and Republican candidate for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish Mike Walker in the WRKF studio.
Credit WRKF/Amy Jeffries

Mike Walker is East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's most formidable opponent in his run for reelection to a third term.

Walker, who is the current Mayor Pro Tem and a 12-year veteran of the Metro Council, has the backing of the Louisiana Republican Party.

Crime has been the major focus of Walker's campaign, and that's where he started his conversation with WRKF's Amy Jeffries.


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6th Congressional District Race
5:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Cassidy Seeks A Third Term

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Dist. 6)
Credit Courtesy of Rep. Bill Cassidy

For the final installment of our conversation series with the 6th Congressional District candidates, WRKF's Ashley Westerman spoke with the incumbent.

Republican Representative Dr. Bill Cassidy is running for his third term in office. Cassidy says if he’s re-elected he’ll continue to work to repeal Obamacare as part of his agenda to reform Medicaid and Medicare, and balance the budget.


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