Jim Nickel, lobbyist and former Louisiana Democratic Party Chairman, looks at the national and local scene on election day. Elbert Guillory, former Louisiana Senator and head of minority outreach for the state GOP, forecasts the midterm elections.
Former state lawmaker Elbert Guillory, head of minority outreach for the Louisiana GOP, and Rev. Reginald Pitcher (pictured), a Democratic activist, square off on issues from Baton Rouge to the Beltway.
Advocate Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Ballard on the resolution of the budget impasse one week before the fiscal cliff.
State NAACP President Michael McClanahan and former Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory, director of minority outreach for the Louisiana Republican Party, discuss controversy in Tangipahoa Parish over a noose being displayed on the Facebook page of a school board member, the tenth-month delay for a decision in the Alton Sterling case from Attorney General Jeff Landry, and the call for gun control in response to last week’s shooting rampage that killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida school. Film Directors Greg Dicharry and Kevin Hines on their work: “Suicide, The Ripple Effect.” The film premieres in Baton Rouge on Friday. Hines survived jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Former State Senator Elbert Guillory, Republican from Opelousas, and East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Party Chair Carolyn Hill on the status of minority voters in Louisiana and the controversy over President Trump’s remarks about Haiti and other countries. Guillory is heading minority outreach efforts for the Louisiana GOP. There are about 22-thousand minority Republicans in Louisiana and over 700-thousand Black Democrats.
Professor Lauren Wright of Princeton University on the role of First Lady Melania Trump amid the controversy swirling through the Oval Office.
Louisiana’s 4th congressional district sits on the western side of the state, running from Shreveport and Bossier City in the North, down to Beauregard parish. The seat was made open when current representative, Republican John Fleming, announced his candidacy for US Senate.