Louisiana Senate race heads to runoff
© Greg Nash

Louisiana’s Senate race will head to a December runoff after no candidate was able to reach the 50 percent threshold.


State Treasurer John Kennedy (R) and Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell (D) are projected to advance to the Dec. 10 runoff for the seat vacated by GOP Sen. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterBottom line Lysol, Charmin keep new consumer brand group lobbyist busy during pandemic Bottom line MORE.

Kennedy clinched a little more than 25 percent of the vote, coming in first in the state’s “jungle primary.” He led nearly every poll in the crowded 24-candidate field and had wider name recognition as a statewide official.

Campbell came in second with more than 17 percent of the vote. He narrowly edged out GOP Rep. Charles BoustanyCharles William BoustanyPartial disengagement based on democratic characteristics: A new era of US-China economic relations Lobbying world March tariff increase would cost 934K jobs, advocacy group says MORE, who garnered around 15 percent.

Boustany had faced unsubstantiated allegations claiming he was a client of a local prostitution hub, but he denied those claims and even grew his lead in some of the polls in the home stretch.

Attorney Caroline Fayard (D) and GOP Rep. John FlemingJohn Calvin FlemingTrump wants Congress to delay Census deadlines amid pandemic Meadows sets up coronavirus hotline for members of Congress The Hill's Morning Report - Iran strikes US bases in Iraq; Trump to speak today MORE narrowly trailed Boustany, respectively.

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke (R) received 3 percent of the vote.

Republicans are expected to hold on to the traditionally red seat.