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Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson Hearing Call of Congress, Says D.C. Mag


Louisiana political fixers and A&E execs thought the Bayou State's love of reality shows and charismatic campaigners would find a happy medium with a show about Edwin Edwards. But a special election has things moving toward a different dynasty. According to the Washington Examiner, Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson is being prodded to run for the special election to fill the spot of departing North Louisiana Congressman Rodney Alexander.


Jindal Appoints Rodney Alexander Veterans Affairs Secretary


On Tuesday, Rodney Alexander announced he was leaving Congress, and issued a parting statement deriding partisan posturing and the "gridlock" that currently passes for the people's business in D.C. By Wednesday, the six-term Rep was back in an official capacity in government, if unelected. At a stop in Monroe, Gov. Bobby Jindal appointed the North Louisiana Republican to be the state's Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


LA Congressman Announces Last Term, Cites Partisan Politics


As local politicans gear up for 2014 campaign races, one potential GOP candidate is handing over his invitation to the tea party. Congressman Rodney Alexander (R-Jackson Parish) is packing up his bags after six terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives. Alexander announced today that he will not be running for a seventh term. Alexander issued a statement on his decision, citing partisan infighting and bottlenecks.


How Louisiana Reps Voted on Fiscal Cliff


As the country went over the fiscal cliff on the first day of 2013, our elected officials faced a reckoning in Washington. The standoff over taxing and spending priorities ended following a vote in the House of Representatives on a plan passed by the Senate early in the morning in the waning hours of New Year's Day. By midnight Eastern time, the President was back on the plane to Hawaii, but not before Congresspeople - including Louisiana's delegation - went on the record on the bargain that staved off an economic concoction of dramatic tax increases and spending cuts that might have spelled recession.


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