11:30 LRN Newscast May 20

Congressman Garret Graves says he plans to run for re-election, but he hasn’t decided if it will be sixth District, his current seat that was reapportioned as the state’s second majority-Black district. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says if Graves chooses to run against state Senator Cleo Fields, who’s announced his candidacy, versus another Republican in another congressional district, Hogan believes the GOP will be more likely to support him.

Cut 12 (07) “…the chamber.” 

 

And speaking of Republican endorsements, US Speaker Mike Johnson has endorsed all of Louisiana’s GOP members of Congress for re-election, including Garret Graves. Johnson issued a press release supporting Graves in District 6, along with Majority Leader Steve Scalise in the state’s first congressional district. Clay Higgins in District Three and Julia Letlow in District Five. Qualifying for the November 5th election is July 17-19.

There are two weeks left in the legislative session and one of the major bills that has yet to be decided is the measure that calls for a Constitutional Convention. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the bill is still awaiting a discussion in the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee…
cut 14 (06) “….will happen”
Republican megadonor Lane Grigsby has recommended the governor should scrap the idea of having Jeff Landry picking 27 delegates for the proposed convention.

Target announces its lowering prices on about five-thousand items in its store. UNO Business Professor Mark Rosa says Target is hoping the lower prices will result in more customers who end up buying more items….

Cut 9 (11) “…first in line.” 

Target says they’ve already cut prices to 15-hundred items and plan to slash prices on hundreds household basic items like food, drinks, diapers and pet food.