Under Louisiana election law, all candidates are placed onto what the state leaders term a “blanket primary” (others call it a “jungle primary”) on the general election day, in the case for 2020, November 3rd. If no one receives an outright majority, the top two finishers advance into a runoff election scheduled for the first Saturday in December.
Tomorrow, two Republicans, former congressional chief of staff Luke Letlow, the first-place finisher on November 3rd with 33% of the vote, and state Rep. Lance Harris (R-Alexandria) who slipped into second place over Democrat Candy Christophe by 428 votes. With only two Republicans on the ballot, the GOP is assured of holding the seat from which three-term Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-Alto) is retiring. Tomorrow’s winner would represent a safe Republican district for this term with a strong chance of most of the current constituency remaining intact after redistricting.
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