Charles Boustany

Wallis Watkins

Trade negotiations between Chinese and American officials began Monday in Beijing, with US officials hoping to ease Chinese tariffs on American products.  Those tariffs have hit Louisiana's soybean industry particularly hard.

More Demolition Derby Than Debate

Nov 3, 2016
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The U.S Senate debate put on by Raycom television stations Wednesday night tried valiantly to be a civil, civic discourse.


Senate Candidates In Attack Mode

Oct 19, 2016
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Five of the candidates for U.S. Senate met in a Tuesday night debate, put on by the Council for A Better Louisiana and Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The name calling began immediately.

“I am the one true conservative here tonight among those who are pretenders,” Congressman John Fleming said in his opening statement.

Sue Lincoln

24 candidates are vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter. Five of them took the stage last week for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisianas forum focusing on coastal issues. (WRKF is broadcasting the forum Tuesday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m.)

Louisiana Senate Candidates Take On Obamacare

Aug 4, 2016

Eight Senate candidates sat down Wednesday to talk health insurance and delivery in Baton Rouge at a forum hosted by Louisiana Association of Health Plans.

The consensus: Obamacare is flawed. But how badly? 


Wallis Watkins

Wednesday was the first day of qualifying for Louisiana elections on the November 8th ballot. So far, fifteen candidates are seeking the Senate seat held by David Vitter, who announced he would not run again after losing the Gubernatorial race to John Bel Edwards. 


Sue Lincoln

The four Republican candidates vying for David Vitter’s U.S. Senate seat debated before a receptive crowd Saturday, as Americans For Prosperity hosted a crawfish boil in Baton Rouge.

“Do you like Obamacare?” Congressman Charles Boustany of Lafayette asked the crowd of about 300 people. 

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Four Republicans and one Democrat have announced their candidacy for the United States Senate seat currently held by David Vitter. One of those Republicans is Representative Charles Boustany of Louisiana’s Third Congressional district. 


LA Sen. Regina Barrow

President Barack Obama was in Baton Rouge yesterday, heaping praise on new Governor John Bel Edwards.

“This week, he took the bold and wise step to expand Medicaid to cover hundreds of thousands of hard-working Louisianans,” the President told town hall event-goers at McKinley High School. They responded with cheers.

“And, by the way, it will actually help the state’s finances,” the President added.

Candidates Lining Up for 2016 Senate Race

Dec 14, 2015
S. Lincoln

If you’ve been thinking there’s a surplus of candidates for the 2016 presidential election, just wait till you hear how many are eyeing Louisiana’s 2016 U.S. Senate race.

It’s been just over 3 weeks since David Vitter conceded the governor’s race and announced, “I’m eager to refocus on the important work of the United States Senate, but I’m only going to be doing that for one more year, through this term.”

Now potential candidates for that open seat are coming out of the woodwork. First up was Republican congressman John Fleming of Minden.

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