Republican John Kennedy won the Louisiana runoff election on Shabbos, giving the GOP a 52-majority in the upper chamber. Kennedy beat Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell to replace Sen. David Vitter, the Associated Press reported.
Louisiana Gov. John Edwards congratulated Kennedy on the win, saying in a statement he looks forward to working with him “to secure additional funding for flood relief, to make long term investments in our infrastructure and to bring Louisiana’s federal tax dollars home to help our people.” Despite challenges ahead, he said, “we can deliver great things for the people of Louisiana.” Republican National Committee co-chair Sharon Day also issued a statement on Kennedy’s victory, saying it “caps a year of historic Republic wins up and down the ballot.” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere said “the Republican brand continues to be the brand of choice for Louisiana voters” after the win. Read more at THE HILL.