3:30 LRN Newscast June 1

Is the state having a change of heart on Louisiana’s strict ban of abortions? LSU’s annual Louisiana Survey opinion poll suggests they may be the case. Research lead Dr. Mike Henderson says 85-percent favor exceptions to preserve the mother’s health, and 77-percent support exceptions for cases of rape…:

CUT 13  (09)        “…and republicans.”

He says the Louisiana Survey results pretty much echo national public opinion.

U.S. House Majority Leader and District 1 Congressman Steve Scalise calls on Republicans not to attack each other in the governor’s race. This comes after a group supporting Republican candidate Stephen Waguespack released an attack ad against the perceived front-runner, A.G. Jeff Landry. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat…:

CUT 03(08)      “…attacking Republicans.”

Scalise urges Waguespack to disavow the ad and asks the Pac to take it down.


Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams – a Democrat – says he’s considering getting into the governor’s race. Gambit political commentator and columnist Clancy Dubos says if he is serious, we should know well before qualifying in August if he’ll be a formidable candidate…:

CUT 06(07)      “…raising money.”

An article in the New Orleans Advocate says Williams is indeed mulling it over.

Announced candidate for Attorney General John Belton, the D.A. in Lincoln and Union parishes says he is suspending his campaign. Belton says he has an opportunity to be of service to the state that he wishes to explore. Belton does not say what that may be.

Longtime Caddo parish Sheriff Steve Prator says he will seek another term in office this fall. Prator has been the Shreveport-area parish’s top lawman since summer of 2000.