Dems decimated in La.: GOP gains Senate supermajority, Dem governor now on the ropes

Dems decimated in La.: GOP gains Senate supermajority, Dem governor now on the ropes
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[Ed. – A victory for Team Red]

In Louisiana’s Saturday election, Republicans had a lot to cheer about.  Among statewide office-holders, the incumbent GOP Lieutenant Governor (68 percent), Attorney General (66 percent), Treasurer (60 percent, and Agricultural Commissioner (58 percent) were all re-elected without the need for a run-off, under the state’s ‘jungle primary’-style system.  It also appears that the solid Republican majorities in both state legislative chambers will remain intact — with the GOP expanding its Senate advantage into super-majority territory by picking up a pair of Democratic seats. …

Two major statewide races are headed to run-offs, and both are looking pretty good for Team Red.  The incumbent Republican Secretary of State won a plurality of the vote, but didn’t reach the bare majority threshold required to stave off the two-way election, scheduled for November 16.

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