The Battle for the 3rd Congressional District


red bayou showIt’s runoff week, so Scott and I are talking elections. Of particular interest to us is the race in Louisiana’s third Congressional District where Scott Angelle is in a very tight race with Clay Higgins. We talk to Chris Comeaux from the Higgins campaign and Ryan Cross from Angelle’s. We ask both about different aspects of the race, about their candidates, and about what they feel they can do for Louisiana. The conversation almost instantly turns to involve the effect that Donald trump has had on this race, and what effect he has had on politics in general. Both Comeaux and Cross feel that their candidate can relate to the sentiment that is “The Trump Effect.” Scott and I also ask about how this race has gotten much more intense in the closing week with attack ads and a satirical piece about Higgins. Both guys explain the reaction from their respective camps.

Before the interviews, in a rather humorous segment, Scott and I get repeatedly interrupted by robo-calls as they talk about how robo-calls are annoying.

After Comeaux and Cross, we talk about the Mayor’s race in Baton Rouge.

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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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