State Bytes - Season 3: The 2019 Elections

State Bytes: A Stateside Podcast

State Bytes is back with its third season – and second elections-focused season. Once again, we’ll be gaining insight from lobbyists in states holding elections this fall.

For our first episodes, we welcome Rodney Braxton, Dawn Cole, and Josh Borill from Louisiana to the pod. We had two great conversations about the upcoming jungle primary in the Pelican State being held on October 12. Tune in below! (We're also on Apple Podcasts!)


Louisiana Part One 

In our first episode of the third season, we chat with Rodney Braxton of Southern Strategy Group about the state's unique hybrid legal system and its "jungle" primary. We also discussed the first term of Governor John Bel Edwards (D) and the dynamics of the gubernatorial race. 


Louisiana Part Two

In our second episode, we get to talk with Dawn Cole of Full Circle Strategies and Josh Borill of State Capitol Solutions about the legislative races in Louisiana including how turnout may affect those races and what issues folks are running on. We also touch on the make-up of the 2020 legislature and how different it may look.