Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Hear the latest from the WRKF/WWNO Newsroom.

Louisiana Presidential Primary Ballots Filling Up

S. Lincoln

Just when you thought it was safe not to mute the ads on TV, here we go again.

Qualifying for Louisiana’s March 5th presidential preference primary concludes today, with eight Democrats and thirteen Republicans signed up to compete thus far.

The eight Democrats include former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

On the GOP ballot, there’s Donald Trump, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Dr. Ben Carson, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz have also qualified as Republican candidates.

There’s also New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

None of the candidates have shown up in person at the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office to qualify. It’s all been done by proxy. That might change today, as one Republican name is notably absent.

But no one really expects Bobby Jindal to show up.