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Clinton Cruises, Trump Towers


On Saturday (3.05), Lousianans heded to the polls. After the levers were pulled and the votes tallies, the frontrunners, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump emerged victoriuous in the Democratic and Republican primaries respectively. Click on through for the full results including the local races.


The Good Husband


by Christopher Romaguera

Ahead of Saturday's (3.05) Louisiana primary, Bill Clinton held a rally in support of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign at the Ashé Powerhouse Theater (1731 Baronne Street.) Clinton, who spoke in Baton Rouge on Thursday, kept the rally focused on what Hillary Clinton brings to the table, straying away from mentioning fellow Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders, or any of the Republican candidates, by name. 


Primary Colors


Election Day in Louisiana is a less than a week away. With the the primaries in full swing, the political circus set up their tent in the Pelican State. This weekend, Hillary Clinton picked up a slew of endorsements and bought a VIP to town while Donald Trump also gained a nod in Louisiana.


Mayor Mitch Stumps For Hillary (Video)


Mayor Mitch took a break from local politics to dip his toes into the national pool this weekend. Landrieu headed to South Carolina where he stumped for Hillary Clinton on Saturday (2.20) and Sunday (2.21).


Trump Swings in the Red Stick


The antiestablishment refrains were there also. “Politicians are all talk and no actions. These politicians — the blood suckers, I call them the blood suckers — we’ve got to get rid of them.”


Have A Cao Man


The race to replace David Vitter in the U.S. Senate is getting crowded. On Tuesday (12.15), former Congressman Anh Joseph Cao shot off an email to supporters that detailed his plans to seek the soon-to-be vacant office on Capitol Hill.


Jindal Out


Well, that’s four years down the drain. On Tuesday (11.17) afternoon, Bobby Jindal announced that he will be suspending his presidential bid. With poll numbers in the low single digits and flagging finances, the move came as a surprise to few.


Jindal's Juicebox


Bobby Jindal is not making much of a splash on the national stage as evidenced by his one percent poll numbers. Candidate J tried to change that last night at Fox Business’ kiddie table debate. Unfortunately, da Gov’ wound up a punchline again. Instead, of garnering attention for policy, he set social media aflame for a moment about “juice boxes.”


Ansari Gives Full One Percent to Playing Jindal


In Louisiana, Bobby Jindal has long provided comic fodder. Recent single digit poll numbers have given national comics a few opportunities to get in on the fun(nies). In a Wednesday (11.04) night segment, Jimmy Fallon interviewed Jindal. More to the point, Fallon interviewed Aziz Ansari playing Jindal. 


Grasping At Straw Polls


To most political pundits, Bobby Jindal’s campaign for the presidency is looking increasingly quixotic. However, Candidate J retorts that he is tilting at Iowa, not windmills. The GOP contenders descended on the Hawkeye state for the annual Growth and Opportunity Party today and Bobby J was in rare form.


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