June 14, 1991 |
The Louisiana Republican Party is expected to defy the national party leadership Saturday by nominating U.S. Rep. Clyde C. Holloway for governor, shunning incumbent Gov. Buddy Roemer, who switched from the Democratic to Republican Party in March. The nomination of Holloway, a little-known conservative with strong ties to the state's anti-abortion movement, will further splinter a crowded field in the fall election.
March 12, 1991 |
Buddy Roemer, the maverick governor of Louisiana who has built much of his political career around doing things unconventionally, Monday outdid himself by announcing he was leaving the Democratic Party of his heritage to become a Republican. In an elaborate, sun-baked ceremony on the steps of the governor's mansion, the 47-year-old Harvard graduate, flanked by Louisiana Republican Party officials, said: "It was time to stop the debate about the party to which I belong. I am a Republican. . . .
June 25, 1985 |
As the Democratic National Committee gathered Monday to plan for upcoming elections, the party's leadership was stunned when a member of the committee announced that he was switching to the Republican Party. Louisiana state Rep. John W. (Jock) Scott announced his switch in a letter to Chairman Paul G. Kirk Jr. just before the opening of a three-day meeting of the group's executive committee.
December 19, 2002 |
David Duke, the onetime Ku Klux Klansman and politician whose vitriolic crusade for white power and anti-Semitism seared an ill-fated trail through Louisiana government, pleaded guilty Wednesday to mail fraud and filing a false tax return. The 52-year-old Duke has spent the last two years drumming up support in Russia for activists that he hoped would lead a worldwide wave of white supremacy.
August 27, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. - The convention hall had all the trappings: Excited delegates in patriotic attire. Journalists sticking cameras in their faces. Vertical signs identifying the states. Balloons suspended high above the arena floor. But the official first day of the 2012 Republican National Convention was over almost as soon as it began. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called the convention to order at 2 p.m. Two minutes later, he dropped the gavel on the day, thus presiding over quite possibly the most abbreviated convention day ever.