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Wed Nov 16, 2016, 08:02 AM

Louisiana's Senate race will bring an end to 2016 elections

Source: The Times-Picayune

Louisiana's Senate race will bring an end to 2016 elections

By Richard Rainey, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on November 14, 2016 at 1:19 PM

As the rest of the nation looks for the promise or perils of Donald Trump's presidency, Louisiana voters still have some unfinished election business to wrap up: the cycle's last undecided U.S. Senate race.

Republican John Kennedy emerged from the crowded primary with advantages over Democrat Foster Campbell, heading into the Dec. 10 runoff: a healthy campaign war chest and the overwhelming support Trump enjoyed across the state.

"All things being equal, given the year, the context and the dynamics of Louisiana, John Kennedy has to be considered the heavy favorite to win this race," said Joshua Stockley, a political scientist with the University of Louisiana at Monroe. "There isn't any evidence that the (national) Democrats will send help to Campbell."

Kennedy, the state treasurer, or Campbell, a public service commissioner, will succeed retiring Sen. David Vitter, R-La.

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Read more: http://www.nola.com/elections/index.ssf/2016/11/kennedy_campbell_louisiana_sen.html

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