Coverage of politics from the Louisiana statehouse in Baton Rouge and beyond.

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Rep. Steve Scalise, the recently elected House majority whip, has acknowledged that he spoke at a gathering of white supremacists more than a decade ago, calling it "a mistake" that he regrets.

Melinda Deslatte
Associated Press

Melinda Deslatte, capitol correspondent for the Associated Press, sums up 2014, or at least the year in Louisiana politics.


Changes proposed by President Obama to ease the Cuba trade embargo sparked strong reaction in New Orleans. Views came in favor — and strongly opposed — to resuming diplomatic relations.

Ann Marie Awad / WRKF News


Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden made it official today. He is running for Lieutenant Governor.

Ann Marie Awad / WRKF News

On the same night that Republican Bill Cassidy beat out Sen. Mary Landrieu for senate, the GOP held on to congressional seats. In North Louisiana Ralph Abraham took home the 5th district seat, currently held by Rep. Vance McAllister. And Garret Graves won here in the 6th district.

East Baton Rouge School Board Runoff Results

Dec 6, 2014

Unofficial results posted as of 10:40 p.m. Dec. 6, 2014.

Member of School Board -- District 1

Jennifer Andrews (D)          

Mark Bellue (R)              

Click here for Results by Precinct


Member of School Board -- District 5

"Jerry" Arbour (R)                

Evelyn Ware-Jackson (D)      

Senate and 6th District Runoff Results

Dec 6, 2014

Polls close at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.  Refresh this page for the latest returns from the Louisiana Senate and House races.

After 18 years in office, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu may lose her seat in tomorrow’s Louisiana runoff election. Landrieu is competing with Louisiana Congressman Bill Cassidy, who is predicted to win the race.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Sue Lincoln, reporter for WRKF in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about the Senate runoff.