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BATON ROUGE, La. | What now? Louisiana GOP loses top contender for governor

BATON ROUGE, La. — By sidestepping the Louisiana governor’s race, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy denied Republicans a popular, high-profile candidate to pit against Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards, renewing speculation about whether the GOP can rally around one main contender in 2019. The list of Republicans considering a challenge to Edwards shortened in recent weeks, … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La. | What now? Louisiana GOP loses top contender for governor

BATON ROUGE, La | Sen. John Kennedy staying out of Louisiana governor’s race

BATON ROUGE, La.— Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has ended months of speculation about the Louisiana governor’s race, saying he won’t run against Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards in 2019. The shocking announcement Monday removes a formidable opponent from the race and leaves Republicans scrambling without a well-known contender as they try to unseat the … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La | Sen. John Kennedy staying out of Louisiana governor’s race

BATON ROUGE, La. | APNewsBreak: Louisiana pays $149K to settle harassment suit

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana is paying $149,075 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Secretary of State Tom Schedler that was filed by one of his former employees. Schedler will personally pay $18,425 on top of the taxpayer-financed amount. Details of the settlement were provided Thursday to The Associated Press by the Division … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La. | APNewsBreak: Louisiana pays $149K to settle harassment suit