Just in time for another runoff election, there’s a new book out about last year’s race. “ Long Shot is the story of the 2015 race for governor, as told from the campaign trail, and it was everything that we love about Louisiana politics.”
Which two candidates will come out on top of today’s voting and make the U.S. Senate runoff December 10 th ? “Most people assume that it will be one Republican and one Democrat,” says U-L Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross.
Eight of the eleven Board of Elementary and Secondary Education seats are up for election on October 24 th . (The other three are appointed by Louisiana’s governor.) And while board members don’t get paid a penny for their service, big bucks are being invested in the race.
Those seeking the state’s highest offices are making their way to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office, today through Thursday. They’re paying fees and filing their qualifying documents for the October 24 th primary. That means the campaigns are about to bombard you with ads. Expect more of what we’ve already heard from John Bel Edwards, Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle.
Candidates for statewide and regional elections will be streaming into the Secretary of State's Office, starting next Tuesday. Jeremy Alford of LApolitics.com runs down the possible matchups with Sue Lincoln.