facebook linkedin twitter

Candidates for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District to Engage in Sept. 23 Forum

September 23, 2020 by Reece Nations
Democratic candidate Candy Christophe.

MONROE, La. – A live, virtual forum featuring candidates for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district will take place Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. CST.

The forum will mark an opportunity for voters to hear from the candidates vying for the seat held by outgoing Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La. Abraham, who has represented the district since 2014, pledged only to serve three two-year terms while on the campaign trail.

Nine candidates will contend for the district on the Nov. 3 primary ballot, according to Ballotpedia. Just one candidate from each party will advance to the district’s general election to be held Dec. 5.

Democratic candidates for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district are: social worker and small-business owner Candy Christophe; attorney Jesse Lagarde; Grambling State University Executive Vice-President Martin Lemelle; and retired engineer Phillip Snowden.

Republicans seeking to maintain their party’s control over the district with their candidacy are: business owner Allen Guillory Sr.; state Rep. Lance Harris; U.S. Army veteran Matt Hasty; delegate and Abraham’s former Chief of Staff Luke Letlow; and real estate developer and Ouachita Parish Police Juror Randall Scott Robinson. 

The Louisiana Republican Party recently voted to install Brittney Reed as its new executive director, according to KPEL965. Reed, a contributor to numerous successful political projects and campaigns, will take over for former Executive Director Andrew Bautsch, who left the position to work for Letlow’s campaign.

The forum can be streamed live on either Zoom or Facebook, according to KNOE News. The event is open and free to the public, and attendees must register in advance. 

2020 Elections

Trump Lawyers Might be Penalized Over Michigan Election Case

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to order financial penalties or other sanctions against some of former... Read More

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to order financial penalties or other sanctions against some of former President Donald Trump's lawyers who signed onto a lawsuit last year challenging Michigan's election results. The lawsuit alleging widespread fraud was voluntarily dropped after a judge... Read More

June 15, 2021
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Begins Investigation of Alleged Justice Dept. Abuses

WASHINGTON -- A powerful congressional committee is beginning an investigation into reports the Justice Department secretly subpoenaed information about members... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A powerful congressional committee is beginning an investigation into reports the Justice Department secretly subpoenaed information about members of Congress and journalists during the Trump administration. The committee’s chairman said he was concerned the Justice Department “used criminal investigations as a pretext to spy... Read More

AP Interview: Disinformation Concerns Mail Voting Expert

ATLANTA (AP) — Amber McReynolds, CEO of The National Vote at Home Institute, helped state and local election officials prepare... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Amber McReynolds, CEO of The National Vote at Home Institute, helped state and local election officials prepare for the record number of mailed ballots cast during last year's presidential election. She also was recently confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Board... Read More

'I'm Still Exhaling': Swing-state Voters on Biden's 100 Days

ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Standing on the sidelines of her son's soccer practice in this upscale suburb, Laura Hahn... Read More

ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Standing on the sidelines of her son's soccer practice in this upscale suburb, Laura Hahn looked skyward for answers when asked how she would rate President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office.  Overall, Biden is doing well, she said after... Read More

March 31, 2021
by Dan McCue
Guess What? The 2020 Election Is Now Officially Over

Democrat Rita Hart threw in the towel Wednesday afternoon, giving up her bid to represent Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, and... Read More

Democrat Rita Hart threw in the towel Wednesday afternoon, giving up her bid to represent Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, and effectively ending the 2020 election cycle. Hart, who had been challenging the outcome of the race before the Committee on House Administration, said in a brief... Read More

March 26, 2021
by Dan McCue
Fox News Slapped With $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 2020 Election Claims

Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news company sought... Read More

Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news company sought to boost faltering ratings by falsely claiming the voting machine company had rigged the 2020 election.  The company, which is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and Denver,... Read More

News From The Well
scroll top