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Albert Samuels, 2014 Election Analysis

The Press Club

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Collection:LPB

Genre: Speech, News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-12-08

Duration: 00:26:45

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Samuels, Albert L. (Albert Leon), 1966- | Politics | Political analysis | Elections, 2014 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 2014 | Democratic Party | Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | Elections, 2015 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2015 | Voter turnout | Republican Party | Gerrymandering | Race | MEDICAID

Contributors:

  • Samuels, Albert Speaker

Description

A speech by Dr. Albert Samuels before the Baton Rouge Press Club on December 8, 2014. Samuels is a professor of political science and the chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science at Southern University in Baton Rouge. He discusses: the results of Saturday’s elections for the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate; the mistakes made by Democrats nationally; and the mistakes made by U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu’s campaign. He also answers questions from the press on the following topics: the 2015 gubernatorial election; low voter turnout; Louisiana’s shift from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party; gerrymandering; Louisiana’s open primary system; the role of race in the election; and Medicaid expansion.