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.
Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:35 pm
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.
The final votes in the 6th District Congressional race will be cast Saturday, Dec. 6.
Former four-term governor and veteran of Congress Edwin Edwards is in a runoff with first-time candidate Garret Graves.
Graves is no stranger to politics though, having worked with former Congressman Billy Tauzin, Sen. David Vitter, and former Sen. John Breaux in Washington. And, until February Graves was Gov. Bobby Jindal’s coastal chief.
But none of that apparently prepared his voice for the long campaign season.
Graves was still a bit hoarse when WRKF’s Amy Jeffries reached him by phone Wednesday afternoon.
It’s that time of year — the open enrollment period for health plans.
In the second year of insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, premiums in Louisiana, as elsewhere, will be higher on average.
“And there are some understandable reasons for that," said Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. The No. 1 reason is that insurers can no longer turn away people with pre-existing conditions. "They have to take all comers."