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According to an extensive review of public records conducted by the Bayou Brief, Ralph Abraham and his immediate family members have received more than $2.6 million in federal farm subsidies.
Yet as a candidate for governor, Abraham has criticized those who seek to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for environmental damages.
A day before he was elected to Congress, Ralph Abraham appeared on the Jim Engster Show to discuss his six-figure promise to charity. Abraham's answers severely undermine every explanation his campaign now offers as an excuse.
The congressman from Louisiana's Fifth District, who is now running for governor, has yet to offer any cogent explanation for breaking his pledge to donate his salary to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the Veterans Independence Fund or evidence of any donations he ever made. Instead, he dismissed the reporting as fake news, while his campaign team scrambles for an explanation.
Ralph Abraham believes the President never said what Senators Durbin and Graham already confirmed.
Louisiana has a long and sordid history of embracing politicians who bend – and sometimes even break...
In an effort at diagnosing the problem, the doctor misidentified the symptoms and instead shifted the blame for the escalating costs of healthcare on the working poor in comments that echo similar remarks also made at a closed door fundraiser by presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.
Rep. Ralph Abraham, now running for governor, vowed to donate every dime he made in Congress to two nonprofits. His office claims he stopped donating after his first term, and quietly, his campaign scrubbed the pledge from his website.
The congressman, who is eyeing a race for governor, missed at least six different votes as a result.
In 1991, David Duke lost in a landslide against Edwin Edwards in Louisiana's most consequential gubernatorial election in a century. Back then, Duke publicly presented himself as a moderate conservative in an attempt to distance himself from his toxic, racist past. Today, two GOP candidates seem to be rummaging through Duke's baggage to see what fits.