A Monroe Representative says it’s time for U.S. Senator John Kennedy to step off the sidelines and into the 2019 governor’s race. Matt Doyle has more…
Early voting is over for the November sixth election and the Secretary of State’s office says 307-thousand ballots have been completed. Jeff Palermo has the story…
Monroe Representative Jay Morris is publicly calling for U.S. Senator John Kennedy to jump into next year’s governor’s race against John Bel Edwards. Morris says its clear Kennedy would be Edwards most formidable challenger, and the best chance to get more GOP priorities passed into law.
Morris says he’s impressed with Kennedy’s work as State Treasurer and says he’s a potential candidate who would bring great administrative experience if he wins.
The only Republican in the race at the moment is wealthy Baton Rouge Businessman Eddie Rispone. Attorney General Jeff Landry hinted he might run, but Morris says that’s only if a candidate like Kennedy were to stay out…
Kennedy says he’ll announce his 2019 intentions by December.
Early voting ended yesterday and as of last night 307-thousand people voted in person or with a mail in ballot, which JMC Analytics pollster John Couvillon says is a record for a non-Presidential election. Couvillon says even though the Louisiana ballot lacks a marquee race, voters are aware of the November 6th election, because of hotly contested midterm elections across the country.
Couvillon says the highly contentious Supreme court hearings involving Brett Kavanaugh also led to an increase in conservative voters during the first few says of the early voting period. He says the last few days of early voting saw an increase in registered Democratic voters…
Couvillon anticipates an overall voter turnout of 35-percent…
Hahnville High School QB Andrew Robison has won his arbitration hearing against the LHSAA. The victory means the senior is eligible to play in Friday’s regular-season finale. He’ll also continue with a lawsuit against the governing body for damages. Robison’s Attorney David Moyer says they are thrilled with the ruling…
Back in August, the LHSAA ruled Robison ineligible for the year because they claimed he was illegally recruited from Vandebilt Catholic. Moyer says there was no basis in law or fact for the LHSAA to rule the way they did.
Moyer says schools should not be afraid to challenge the LHSAA.
LHSAA says they are not commenting due to pending litigation
Two Denham Springs residents were found murdered at their pool company last night. 70-year-old Patricia Gurley and 72-year-old Frank Gurley, a retired Denham Springs teacher, were last seen alive around 4PM Monday. Police Chief Shannon Womack offered limited details, but says they suspect the murders were premeditated.
Police discovered the bodies after responding to a request for a wellness check.
Womack says they believe the suspects who murdered the Gurleys have fled the state by now, but they’ve begun the investigative process and hope to chase down whoever committed the crime.
It’s believed the attacker or attackers knew the victims.
Womack says he knew the Gurleys personally, and the news shocked him and the community.