Elections

Republican wins U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana, giving GOP 52-48 edge in the chamber

Republican wins U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana, giving GOP 52-48 edge in the chamber

Louisiana voters Saturday chose to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the chamber’s last seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge when the new term begins in January.

Kennedy had always been the runoff election's front-runner in a state that overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump. He defeated Democrat Foster Campbell, a state utility regulator whose chances were seen as such a long shot that national Democratic organizations offered little assistance to Campbell's campaign.

Voters also filled two open U.S. House seats Saturday, for the 3rd District representing southwest and south central Louisiana and the 4th District covering...

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