Archive | October, 2014
Col. Rob Maness Recommended for U. S. Senate

Col. Rob Maness Recommended for U. S. Senate

In 1996, I had the privilege of serving as the Republican nominee for the United States Senate against the Democrat, Mary Landrieu.  More than 847,000 Louisianians voted for me in that election. Now Sen. Landrieu is on the Nov. 4 election ballot, and our citizens will decide whether to return her to the Senate. In […]

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City News Recommends Yes on Four Propositions

The Capital City News and Central City News are making endorsements on the following propositions on the Tuesday, Nov. 4 election ballot: Constitutional Amendments • No. 1 – To create Medical Assistance Trust Fund – NO • No. 2 – To create Hospital Stabilization Fund – NO • No. 3 – Sales of property seized […]

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EBR GOP Squares Off with EBR Demos

EBR GOP Squares Off with EBR Demos

With the primary election scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, the national election is focused on the battle between Democrats and Republicans, but that is not the case here in East Baton Rouge Parish.  In this parish, most districts are either heavily Democratic or heavily Republican.  Only in a minority of districts do Democrats and Republicans […]

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Tony Perkins Hosts Old-Time Political Rally for Candidates at His Home on Liberty Road

Tony Perkins Hosts Old-Time Political Rally for Candidates at His Home on Liberty Road

Former State Rep. Tony Perkins, now president of the Family Research Council hosted an old-fashioned political rally last Saturday at his home on Liberty Road in the rural community of Pride, LA, just north of Central. Perkins welcomed the crowd and encouraged them to vote and get their friends to vote in the Nov. 4. […]

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Open Judgeship Draws Five Candidates

The announced retirement of District Judge Kay Bates led to a host of candidates seeking her post.  Four Republicans and one Democrat qualified to run in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 primary election.  A runoff if necessary will be Saturday, Dec. 6. The district includes the north part of East Baton Rouge Parish, including Baker, Zachary, […]

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Caldwell vs. Piedrahita: Hottest Judge Race

Caldwell vs. Piedrahita: Hottest Judge Race

District Judge Mike Caldwell faces his most serious challenge in 18 years on the bench from Baton Rouge attorney Randy Piedrahita. Piedrahita has criticized Caldwell for refusing to hear criminal cases for 17 of the past 18 years and carrying a light load of civil cases.  He says the state Constitution and the backlog of […]

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St. George: How Many Signatures Needed?

St. George: How Many Signatures Needed?

Organizers of the proposed City of St. George have turned in their petitions to the Registrar of Voters for verification, but now there is a question as to the number needed. Organizers turned in 18,200 but some of those are likely to be invalidated.  The registrar, Elaine Lamb, said it could take a month to […]

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Gov. Edwards: Strong in Race For Congress

Gov. Edwards: Strong in Race For Congress

Although the media and the political pundits don’t like to talk about it, former Gov. Edwin Edwards remains the candidate to beat in the race for Congress from the 6th Congressional District to replace Dr. Bill Cassidy, who is running for the Senate. With eight Republican candidates still in the race, the Republican vote will be divided, […]

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Perkins Backs Maness for Senate

Perkins Backs Maness for Senate

Former Rep. Tony Perkins, who represented Central in the state House from 1996 to 2004, has endorsed Col. Rob Maness for the United States Senate in the Nov. 4 primary. Maness was one of the candidates Perkins honored at an old-fashioned political rally at his home off Liberty Road in Pride Saturday.  More than 250 residents […]

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Read Capital City News for October 2014

Read Capital City News for October 2014

TOP STORIES IN CAPITAL CITY NEWS: • Appeal Filed with 1st Circuit Court of Appeal on Mall Annexation • Three-Way Battle for U. S. Senate: Cassidy, Landrieu and Maness • Sample Ballot for Nov. 4 • Early Voting is Oct. 21-28 Click here http://capitalcitynews.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SMALL-CapCity-10-2-14.pdf • Editorial: It Comes Down to Louisiana and Its Senate Seat • […]

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