9:30 LRN Newscasts

A statewide poll commissioned by House Speaker Clay Schexnayder has found that 76-percent of the respondents support the governor’s mask mandate and 61-percent oppose canceling the state’s public health emergency declaration. U-L Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says that’s blow to a Republican-led effort to revoke the governor’s coronavirus order….
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U-S Senator Bill Cassidy will face a serious challenger in his re-election bid as Democratic Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins will officially enter the race today when he files his paperwork at the Secretary of State’s Office. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Perkins enters the race as an underdog…
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The election is November third.

Seven candidates for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District seat qualified on Wednesday. Kevin Barnhart has more from the Secretary of State’s Office…
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Governor John Bel Edwards will give a COVID-19 briefing today at 2:30. The state is expected to surpass 100-thousand total coronavirus cases today.