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In the latest episode of The LaPolitics Report podcast, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon sat down for an in-depth discussion that spanned his nearly 50-year career in Louisiana politics. During an entraining and reflective interview, Donelon dished on his political roots in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, and the role he played during the transformative period of the 1970s. If that wasn’t enough, the commissioner likewise offered up two rules to live by when faced with defeat, and he has encountered his fair share — on nearly every level of elected office: 1.) The friends you make when you’re a loser could come in handy as friends when you’re a winner 2.) Losing provides a real opportunity for politicos to review their philosophical beliefs and policy priorities Donelon also talked about his bid for re-election this year. “I’m very, very confident that the public knows and appreciates what we have done and how we have done it for the past 12 years,” he said. Plus, we kick off this episode with some very groovy sounds and a vintage news clip that’s worthy of your white jumpsuit.

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