2019 Oct 14, 2:13pm
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In Louisiana's Saturday election, Republicans had a lot to cheer about. Among statewide office-holders, the incumbent GOP Lieutenant Governor (68 percent), Attorney General (66 percent), Treasurer (60 percent, and Agricultural Commissioner (58 percent) were all re-elected without the need for a run-off, under the state's 'jungle primary'-style system. It also appears that the solid Republican majorities in both state legislative chambers will remain intact -- with the GOP expanding its Senate advantage into super-majority territory by picking up a pair of Democratic seats.Then there's the big one: The gubernatorial race. Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards, a pro-life moderate, was unable to avoid a runoff, attracting just 46.6 percent of the 'jungle primary' vote. The two leading Republicans in the contest racked up 51 percent of the vote, with the top GOP vote-getter, businessman Eddie Rispone, advancing to directly challenge the governor in November.
I wonder why R's are suddenly so successful? Population tired of GLOBOHOMO OPPRESSION circus? Jobs in fracking/oil industry lead to understanding that green deal D's will kill the (considerable) prosperity that goes with oil? People tired of ORANGEMAN IS WORSE THAN HITLER nonsense?
Also, the governor is very likely to remain a Democrat.
Seems like they just kept the status quo to me, honestly.
Looks like you didn't even read the article.
Gaining a super-majority isn't 'keeping the status quo'. Winning seats with 60% - 80% majorities isn't to sneeze at either.
Perhaps you are confusing the Soft Dictatorship in Cali with the far more competitive political environment in Gumboland for some reason?
This isn't a soft dictatorship, it's run by a mafia.
Looks like GLOBOHOMO isn't selling in the Bayou, either.
Even The Hill calls this a disaster for Democrats:
Looks like Bel Edwards isn't gonna be Governor.https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/static/2019-11-16/resultsRace/Statewide
Looks like Bel Edwards isn't gonna be Governor.
Although it is a warning for Dems: You can win with Conservative Democrats, just not with Progressives.
they retain a Governorship in the South and picked up no other Statewide office.
Yeah I mean he's a pro lifer.
Of course, the candidates have to be local. In the north, they have to be progressive and in the south conservatives.
It does help.
Has Edwards ordered all house pets to be gay yet?