The election was marked by strange events including a Vitter Super PAC campaign tracker almost-always tracking one of the candidates. A Democratic group also employed a tracker from time to time.
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There was the Vitter claim of the alleged connection of Democrat Jon Bel Edwards to President Obama. There was Vitter’s attempt to make Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle appear to be corrupt. However, if there was one issue that dominated the last months and particularly the last weeks of the election, it was the focus, and perhaps the surprising attention to the 2007 Washington DC madam scandal.
Jon Bel Edwards, now the governor-elect, overcame major odds: He not only filled a vacuum of potential Democratic candidates who might have sought to take on the better-brand of politicians (David Vitter and other Louisiana republicans in a royal-red republican state), but, he slayed the biggest, most powerful of them all, Vitter.
Presidential Primay is March 5
Louisiana’s 2016 Presidential Preference Primary will take place on Saturday, March 5 within the Democratic and Republican parties. Qualifying will be on December 2-4.
Louisiana Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the Council for A Better Louisiana's 53rdAnnual Meeting and Luncheon to be heldWednesday, December 2ndat the L'Auberge Hotel Conference Center in Baton Rouge.