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  • Nine candidates file to appear on Louisiana’s Republican presidential primary ballot

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    The filing deadline for the Louisiana Republican presidential primary passed on Dec. 15, 2023. Nine candidates filed to appear on the March 23, 2024, ballot. In order to file, candidates had to either pay a $750 filing fee or submit a petition containing 6,000 signatures.  The following candidates filed: Binkley, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum,…

  • Eight candidates file to appear on Louisiana’s Democratic presidential primary ballot

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    The filing deadline for the Louisiana Democratic presidential primary passed on Dec. 15, 2023. Eight candidates filed to appear on the March 23, 2024, ballot. In order to file, candidates had to either pay a $750 filing fee or submit a petition containing 6,000 signatures.  The following candidates filed: Biden, Gabriel Cornejo, Lozada, Lyons, Perez-Serrato,…

  • Landry (R) defeats Collins-Greenup (D) in Nov. 18 general election for Louisiana Secretary of State

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    Nancy Landry (R) defeated Gwen Collins-Greenup (D) in the Nov. 18 general election for Louisiana Secretary of State. As of Nov. 18, Landry received 67% of the vote to Collins-Greenup’s 33%. Incumbent Kyle Ardoin (R) did not for re-election. Louisiana’s secretary of state is the state’s chief election officer. According to Louisiana Illuminator‘s Greg LaRose, the…

  • Louisiana voters will decide on four constitutional amendments on Nov. 18

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    Louisiana voters will decide on four constitutional amendments on Nov. 18, 2023. Amendment 1 would provide that the governor’s deadline to act on a bill is based on the legislative session in which the bill was passed rather than whether or not the legislature is in session. It would also allow the legislature to consider…

  • Nancy Landry and Gwen Collins-Greenup are running in the Nov. 18 general election for Louisiana Secretary of State

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    Nancy Landry (R) and Gwen Collins-Greenup (D) are running in the Nov. 18 general election for Louisiana Secretary of State. Incumbent Kyle Ardoin (R) did not run for re-election. Louisiana’s Secretary of State is the state’s chief election officer. According to Louisiana Illuminator’s Greg LaRose, the winner of the 2023 election “should expect a fairly…

  • Two incumbents defeated in Louisiana legislative primaries, matching 2019 cycle

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    Challengers defeated two incumbents in Louisiana’s Oct. 14 statewide primary — one in the Louisiana House of Representatives and the other in the Louisiana State Senate. Those incumbents are: • Jonathan Goudeau (R) – House District 31 • Robert Mills (R) – Senate District 36 Two incumbents also lost in the 2019 primaries, one Democrat…

  • Jeff Landry wins Louisiana gubernatorial election; state becoming Republican trifecta

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    Jeff Landry (R) won election as governor of Louisiana on Oct. 14, 2023. He won outright with 51.6% of the vote. Shawn Wilson (D) finished second with 25.9%. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D)—first elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019—was term-limited. As a result of the party change, Louisiana will become a Republican trifecta.  Louisiana…

  • Landry and Collins-Greenup advance to the general election for Louisiana Secretary of State

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    Nancy Landry (R) and Gwen Collins-Greenup (D) advanced from the all-party primary for Louisiana secretary of state on Oct. 14, 2023. Landry received 19.4% of the vote, followed by Collins-Greenup with 19.2%. Incumbent Kyle Ardoin (R) did not run for re-election. Louisiana’s secretary of state is the state’s chief election officer. According to Louisiana Illuminator’s Greg LaRose,…

  • Louisiana becomes second state in a week to enact a ban on private funding for election administration

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    Voters in Louisiana approved Amendment 1, a ban on the use of private funding for election administration, by 72.56% on Oct. 14, 2023. With Saturday’s vote, Louisiana became the second state to enact a ban on private funding for election administration in the last week. North Carolina lawmakers overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D) veto of…

  • All candidates for Louisiana House of Representatives District 74 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both of the candidates running in the Nov. 18, 2023, general election for Louisiana House of Representatives District 74 — Peter Egan (R) and Buffie Singletary (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. Here are the candidates’ responses to the question:…