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Tyler Bridges discusses his Steve Scalise article for Politico
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scalise-flagTyler Bridges has written an article about Steve Scalise, the House Whip of the US House of Representatives that focuses upon Scalise’s political life, which began as a State Representative in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans.

 Bridges, who has freelanced for  Politico and who is also now covering the Louisiana Legislative session  for The Advocate, described, in a Google Hangout interview, the circumstances surrounding the article.

 

According to Bridges, Politico contacted him to write the article, which is named Steve Scalise, Take Two.  He said what prompted the article was the “revelation in late December, that in 2002, Congressman Scalise, then a state representative, “had spoken before  a David Duke group in Jefferson Parish and then the question, Scalise the number three house member in Washington, a very powerful position, he ascended very quickly in Washington--the question then became is Scalise a racist, a Duke supporter?”

Bridges said that Politico turned to him because he might be is considered “the world’s expert on David Duke, having covered him closely” when Duke was a political figure in Louisiana.

The article, touches upon that December Scalise flap and is an examination of Scalise’s strengths and possibly his weaknesses and discusses his political roots.   

 

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