October 2023

Republican Jeff Landry is projected to win the gubernatorial race in Louisiana. Under Louisiana’s jungle primary system, all candidates had to run on the same ballot and the top two finishers, regardless of party affiliation, would have had a runoff if no one had cleared the 50% threshold Saturday. Landry, a hard-line conservative who has repeatedly clashed with the current Democratic governor John Bel Edwards and joined Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s ultimately unsuccessful lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election, cleared the

A new Political Action Committee called Primary Pivot is encouraging Democratic voters to temporarily switch their party affiliations to “undeclared” so they can vote against Donald Trump in New Hampshire’s upcoming presidential primary. New Hampshire is one of 29 states that allow independents to pick either party’s primary in each election. The Tell It Like It Is PAC, a super PAC supporting former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, also began sending mail urging Democrats to make the switch to independent and participate in the

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments last week in a case regarding the redrawing of Louisiana’s congressional map. The case centers around the issue of representation within the state; when Louisiana redrew its six-district map in 2022, it included only one district in which the majority of residents were black, while about a third of the state’s residents as a whole are black. Voting rights advocates hope the case will end by creating a second majority-Black district in Louisiana. Visit

Google was the first big tech company to claim it would place new labels on deceptive AI-generated political advertisements that could fake a candidate's voice or actions; some U.S. lawmakers are now calling on X, Facebook, and Instagram to explain why they aren’t doing the same. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Representative Yvette Clarke of New York have sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and X CEO Linda Yaccarino expressing concern about the emergence of AI-generated political ads on their platforms.Visit

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that he plans to appoint Laphonza Butler to fill the Senate seat left vacant after Dianne Feinstein’s passing. Butler previously served as a labor leader and as advisor to Vice President Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. Butler had most recently been working as the president of EMILY’S List, a political action committee working to elect Democrat pro-choice women. Visit ABC News to learn moreImage Credit:Wikimedia Commons (PMD 1.0 DEED)