State Treasurer John Kennedy (R) handily defeated Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell (D) in the runoff, taking 61% to Campbell’s 39%. (AP)
Republicans now hold a 52-seat majority in the Senate.
"Despite attracting international attention over unsourced allegations that linked one candidate to slain prostitutes and the comeback bid of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, Louisiana’s yearlong Senate campaign never fully engaged voters. ... Since the Nov. 8 primary, the usually loquacious Kennedy kept a low profile: making few appearances, refusing debates and limiting access." (Baton Rouge Advocate)
ON THE TRAIL. President-elect Trump “expressed his support for … Kennedy" at a rally Friday in Baton Rouge, LA.
"That's why I'm here. He's a great guy. He's a good guy. Number One, he's a good person," Trump said. "If he doesn't win, I've got myself a problem in Washington."
"Kennedy, who introduced Trump, also took the chance to broadside Campbell.”
"You couldn't pick two more different people than Foster Campbell and John Kennedy," he said. "If you took Secretary Clinton and turned her upside down and shook her, Foster Campbell would fall out of her pocket." (New Orleans Times-Picayune)