5:30 LRN Newscast Sept 22

While Republican frontrunner Jeff Landry has the support of the state GOP behind him in the governor’s race, he failed to receive an endorsement from the editorial staff of the Times-Picayune and NOLA.com. Landry says if they had endorsed him, it would have come as a shock…

Cut 9 (09) “…to me.” 

Former Louisiana Association of Business and Industry President and Republican Stephen Waguespack did get the nod from the media outlet. He says the endorsement mirrors what he’s hearing on the campaign trail.

Cut 10 (12) “…us behind.”

The endorsement of Waguespack noted his knowledge inside the political ring with LABI and work in Governor Bobby Jindal’s administration, but at the same time said he’s a political outsider.

Authorities have tracked down 63-year-old Greg Lawson of Ringgold, he escaped from police custody 32 years ago, just before a jury found him guilty of attempted murder. Bienville Parish Sheriff John Ballance says Lawson was living mostly in Mexico after he shot Seth Garlington during a dispute at a gas station…
cut 15 (03) “…be served”

Saturday is the last day to register to vote for the October 14th primary. You can do so at geauxvote.com and look for the voter portal. Deputy Secretary of State for outreach, Joel Watson, says two-point-nine million people are registered to vote in Louisiana, so most adults who are eligible to vote are registered.

Cut 6 (11) “…local races”

Watson says the Secretary of State’s office is projecting a voter turnout of 43 to 46 percent, which matches previous gubernatorial primaries.