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Pearson Cross, 2014 Election Politics

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, Speech, News

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-11-10

Duration: 00:27:18

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Cross, G. Pearson | Politics | Political analysis | Elections, 2014 | United States. Congress | Republican Party | Democratic Party | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 2014 | CASSIDY, BILL | Landrieu, Mary, 1955-


  • Cross, Pearson Speaker


A speech by Dr. Pearson Cross before the Baton Rouge Press Club on November 10, 2014. Cross is a political science professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL). He discusses the results of the November 4 election and the political climate in the state, including: the factors leading to the Republicans taking control of Congress; the demographics of the new Congress; the state of Democrats in the South; the exits polls from the Senate election in Louisiana and the upcoming run-off between Bill Cassidy and Mary Landrieu; what to expect in the areas of immigration, foreign policy, tax reform, climate change, and presidential appointments and nominations; how Democrats can come back in the South; and the effects of Louisiana’s primary system.