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Democrats have traditionally dominated state and local politics in Louisiana, but the Republicans made gains in the 1960s and ’70s. A dominant role in the state’s public life during the 20th century has been exercised by the Long family.

Louisiana votes for southerners in presidential elections. George Wallace won in Louisiana. Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton have won in Louisiana. All other presidential elections since JFK were won by Republicans.

Governor Kathleen Blanco, a Democrat, became Louisiana’s first woman governor when she took office in January 2004.

Republican State Senator Walter Boasso changed his party affiliation to the Democratic Party on April 26, 2007 to run for Governor in the October 20 party primary. Under Louisiana's unusual election rules the two top vote-getters, regardless of party, in the primary election run in the November 17, 2007 general election.

To date, 64 Louisianians have been killed in the War in Iraq.


Louisiana Congressional Delegation

Louisiana State Government

  • Louisiana State Constitution
    • Louisiana State Constitution

Louisiana Cities & Counties

  • Louisiana Parish Directory (Police Jury Association of Louisiana]
  • Louisiana County Selection Map (U.S. Census Bureau)


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