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The Final Quack: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Finale Airs Tonight


Over the course of five years and 11 seasons, the family at the center A&E’s "Duck Dynasty" has become some of Louisiana’s highest profile personalities. Whether sounding off on local politics or topping with charts with a questionable holiday album, the Robertson clan have rode high on celebrity like a hunting boat on the Ouachita River. 


Phil Robertson: Same Sex Marriage "Evil" (Video)


For better or worse, Phil Robertson has become one of Louisiana’s highest profile personalities. And, recently, it feels a lot like the days when Bobby Jindal held that dubious distinction. While stumping for Ted Cruz in Iowa, the Duck Commander star assailed same sex marriage, labelling the institution “evil” and a sign “depravity” in America.


Trump's Duck In Hand


Bobby Jindal does not have much support at home. Now, the Candidate J is losing followers from his small base. This week, Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson defected from Candidate J to the Trump camp.


Jindal Picks Up Duck Dynasty Endorsement & Equality Condemnation


Bobby Jindal is no stranger to controversy. In fact, some pundits speculate that da Gov’ actively courts it. On Monday (4.13), Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson endorsed Bobby J’s unofficial bid for the POTUS position and Equality Louisiana slammed Jindal’s position on discrimination.


Lt. Gov Says He'll Go to Bat for Duck Dynasty


The gov'nah weighed in on the flap over Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments earlier this week. On Saturday, it was the lieutenant governor who heard the Duck Commander's call. After north Louisiana's Robertson family indicated that the hit reality show's future was in jeopardy as a result of Phil Robertson's suspension, Jay Dardenne offered to use his clout to keep them on the air.


Duck Dy-Nasty: A&E Suspends Phil Robertson Over Antigay Remarks, Jindal Weighs In


With campaign commercials and events, members of the North Louisiana family who star in A&E's Duck Dynasty haven't shied away from politics. Now, the pols -- including the governor -- are weighing in on their behalf. Phil Robertson was suspended from the show over this week over homophobic remarks. But Gov. Bobby Jindal leapt to the elder Duck Commander's defense Thursday, sounding the call of the First Amendment.


Duck Dynasty Christmas Album Tops the Charts


The stars of Duck Dynasty have gotten involved in politics and publicized their redemption story. But the Robertson family's vault to international celebrity had one last hurdle before 2013 was over: the Christmas album. This week, the family conquered the holidays as well, as Duck the Halls went to the top of the Billboard charts.


Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson Endorses Congress Candidate (VIDEOS)


One political newcomer running for Congress in north Louisiana has sounded the duck call, and he's gotten a response. Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson thought about making his own run for Congress in north Louisiana, but instead he's gotten behind a fellow businessman. In the final run-up to Saturday's runoff, Robertson filmed a commercial for Vance McAllister.


Riser, McAllister in Runoff for La. Congress Seat


New Orleans' Saturday elections weren't the only contests to produce crowded fields and November runoffs. In the race to replace departed Congressman Rodney Alexander in north Louisiana's 5th district, a 14-candidate field meant that no candidate could lock down a trip to Washington on the first ballot. The two remaining contenders are State Rep. Neil Riser and Vance McAllister. Both are Republicans and, as ever, Duck Dynasty wasn't far from the conversation.


Poll Reports on Landrieu Race, Duck Dynasty, and Jindal


Although the upcoming race for a Senate seat is still in its infancy, Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu is holding her own in a traditionally conservative state. In a Harper Polling/Conservative Intel poll of 596 respondents conducted on Aug 14-15, 47 percent of the respondents favored a Republican over a Democrat, but 44 percent responded favorably to Landrieu.


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