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James Varney

James Varney

James Varney is a national correspondent for The Washington Times. A graduate of Wesleyan and the Columbia Journalism School, he spent decades with The Times-Picayune, including a 5-year stint as the paper's Latin America correspondent and two embedded tours with the Army and the Marines in Iraq in 2003. He was a member of the New Orleans-based reporting team that won two Pulitzer Prizes for Hurricane Katrina coverage in 2006. In sports, he covered both LSU's national championship in 2007 and the Saints victory in Super Bowl XLIV. He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by James Varney

In this April 11, 2019 file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards attends a press conference in Opelousas, La. Republicans challenging Edwards couldnt match the Democrats fundraising pace as they ready for final advertising blitzes ahead of the Oct. 12 election. (AP Photo/Lee Celano, File)

GOP challengers trail Democrat Edwards in Louisiana

Incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Democrat, holds a commanding fundraising lead over his closest rival as the Pelican State moves toward its October primary, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Published September 13, 2019