National Democratic Redistricting Committee contributes $300,000 to Louisiana races ahead of Saturday elections

The House Democratic Campaign Committee of Louisiana reported a $100,000 contribution from the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) in a report filed on November 2. The NDRC also contributed $100,000 each to the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee of Louisiana and Louisiana Democrats.
 
The NDRC is a 527 group chaired by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that aims to position Democrats favorably for the round of redistricting following the 2020 census. The NDRC is affiliated with the 501(c)(3) entity the National Redistricting Foundation and the 501(c)(4) entity the National Redistricting Action Fund.
 
Louisiana’s November 16 general elections are the last elections before the state government redraws congressional and state legislative districts following the 2020 census.
 
Heading into the general election on Saturday, Republicans are seven seats short of a 70-seat supermajority in the Louisiana House of Representatives after securing a supermajority in the state Senate in the October 12 primary election. With supermajorities in the House and Senate, Republicans would have the ability to override a gubernatorial veto. If Republicans win veto-proof majorities in both legislative chambers, they will have control over Louisiana’s redistricting process, regardless of the gubernatorial election’s outcome.
 
Louisiana currently has a divided government split between Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Republican state House and state Senate. Gov. Edwards and businessman Eddie Rispone (R) advanced from the October 12 primary election to face off in the general election on Saturday.
 



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