Only 19 LA Legislative Seats Remain To Be Decided In Runoff

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Most seats in the Louisiana Legislature are decided ahead of the Nov. 21 runoff election.
         Majorities in both the House and Senate were settled even before last Saturday's election, when many incumbents didn't draw competition or their challengers dropped out.
         Four of 39 Senate seats and 15 of 105 House seats are on the runoff ballot. Republicans will stay firmly in control of both chambers, no matter what happens in that election.
         In the end, when the new terms begin in January, the Louisiana Legislature won't look that much different than it did for the last term.
         Though several faced well-financed challengers, no Senate incumbent who sought re-election was ousted. Three House incumbents failed to win re-election, and five other sitting representatives are awaiting runoff elections to learn their fate.
         – by AP Reporter Melinda Deslatte

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