Runoff Election Dec. 6
The Dec. 6 ballot will feature two runoffs with national implications. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) will face Congressman Bill Cassidy (R) for a six-year term in the United States Senate. Conservative Republican candidate Col. Rob Maness received more than 200,000 votes in the Nov. 4 primary, and his endorsement is considered important to uniting conservatives behind Cassidy.On Nov. 4, Republicans picked up eight seats and won control of Senate, and a Republican win in Louisiana would strengthen the party’s hold on the body.
In the Sixth Congressional District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) will face Gov. Bobby Jindal’s former coastal zone director, Garret Graves, the Republican. Edwards and Graves eliminated nine
other candidates in the Nov. 4 primary. Fifth place finisher Lenar Whitney (R) endorsed Graves Wednesday. It is unclear if candidates Paul Dietzel (R) and Dan Claitor (R) will make an endorsement.