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Primary Election Results (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-10-27

Duration: 00:13:19

Subjects: Elections, 1995 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1995 | Politics | Louisiana. Legislature


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Redman, Carl Panelist
  • Parent, Wayne Panelist
  • Hill, John Panelist


This segment from the October 27, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins leading a panel discussion with: Carl Redman, The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge; Dr. Wayne Parent, a political science professor at LSU; and John Hill, Gannett newspapers. They discuss the results of the October 21st statewide primary elections, including: the impact of the FBI gambling probe on the election; the high turnover in the Senate; whether John Alario will be reelected as House speaker; the likelihood of a special session after the inauguration; the runoff in the gubernatorial election between State Senator Mike Foster and Congressman Cleo Fields; Jim Brown’s reelection as Insurance Commissioner; and how Fields made the runoff.