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New Georgia House speaker aims to keep friends as he ascends

Jan. 09, 2023 13:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Burns has made a reputation as everyone's friend during his 18 years in the Georgia House. Now he hopes that affability will serve him as the chamber's speaker, one of the most powerful people in the state. “You get a lot more done in life, and certainly in...

Louisiana: What to expect on election night

Dec. 02, 2022 12:44 PM EST

With no statewide offices on the ballot, Louisiana’s general election on Dec. 10 features three constitutional amendments. One would restate that only U.S. citizens can vote in Louisiana, which is already part of the state constitution. The other two would give the state Senate the authority to...

Possible Louisiana gov candidates await Kennedy's decision

Dec. 01, 2022 18:01 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As the election for Louisiana's next governor creeps closer, all eyes are on Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy. Potential GOP candidates have indicated that they are awaiting the congressman's decision on whether he will enter next year's race as they...

Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governing

Nov. 28, 2022 09:20 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate's new members, he'll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the...

Sen. Cassidy says he will not join Louisiana governor race

Nov. 18, 2022 10:06 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced Friday that he has decided not to run for Louisiana governor next year, opting instead to focus on his work in the Senate. “When I was elected to the United States Senate, I was given a job to represent the...

Both of Louisiana's GOP senators weighing gubernatorial bid

Nov. 15, 2022 16:38 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With Louisiana's highly anticipated gubernatorial race less than a year away, both of the state's U.S. senators say they have considered running for governor and plan on announcing their decisions soon, possibly in the coming days. During a routine press...

GOP Sen. John Kennedy considers bid for Louisiana governor

Nov. 14, 2022 12:17 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A week after securing his reelection to the U.S. Senate, Republican Sen. John Kennedy said Monday that he is “giving serious consideration” to entering the 2023 Louisiana governor's race. In a statement, Kennedy said he will be announcing “soon”...

Republican Kennedy reelected to US Senate in Louisiana

Nov. 09, 2022 01:13 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy won a second six-year term Tuesday, fending off challenges from Louisiana Democrats. Addressing a crowd of about 200 people, during his victory speech at a watch party in Baton Rouge, Kennedy said the results “took my...

Republican John Kennedy wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Louisiana.

Nov. 08, 2022 23:04 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican John Kennedy wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Louisiana.

Louisiana GOP makes early endorsement in 2023 governor race

Nov. 07, 2022 17:26 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Republican Party’s leadership took the unusual step of endorsing Attorney General Jeff Landry for governor in 2023, before any other candidates have officially entered what is expected to be a competitive race among high-ranking GOP politicians. ...