Jeff Landry flips Louisiana gov­er­nor man­sion in first GOP win in eight years

Jeff Landry flips Louisiana governor mansion in first GOP win in eight years

Repub­li­can Attor­ney Gen­er­al Jeff Landry has won the Louisiana gov­er­nor’s race, flip­ping the gov­er­nor’s man­sion red for the first time in eight years.
Landry, 52, defeat­ed a large field of at least 14 can­di­dates and won the state’s “jun­gle pri­ma­ry” with over 50% of the vote, elim­i­nat­ing the need for a runoff elec­tion between the top two can­di­dates as required by Louisiana law.
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The attor­ney gen­er­al will replace Gov. John Bel Edwards (D‑LA), who could not run for reelec­tion due to term lim­its. It is a major win for the Repub­li­can Par­ty, as the con­test was one of the GOP’s best pick­up oppor­tu­ni­ties head­ing into the 2023 off-year elec­tion cycle.
“Today’s elec­tion says that our state is unit­ed,” Landry said dur­ing his vic­to­ry speech Sat­ur­day night via Asso­ci­at­ed Press. “It’s a wake-up call and it’s a mes­sage that every­one should hear loud and clear, that we the peo­ple in this state are going to expect more out of our gov­ern­ment from here on out.”