Election aftermath: Republicans maintain control of Louisiana state senate
By Geoff Pallay
As of 1am CST on October 23, there were six undecided races in the State Senate elections. Currently, Democrats have won 12 seats while Republicans have claimed 21 seats -- meaning the GOP is assured to retain the majority in the chamber. There are still six undecided races. They are:
- District 2: Democrats Elton Aubert and Troy Brown will face off in a general election on November 19.
- District 12: The race is too close to call between incumbent Ben Nevers (D) and Beth Mizell (R).
- District 24: Democrats Donald Cravins and Elbert Guillory will face off in a general election on November 19.
- District 29: The race is too close to call. Democrat Rick Gallot (D) appears to have gained more than 50 percent but one precinct remains.
- District 30: Republicans James David Cain and John Smith will face off in a general election on November 19.
- District 39: Democrats Lydia Jackson and Gregory Tarver will face off in a general election on November 19.
Thus, of the six races, three are assured to be won by Democrats and one by the GOP. The two undecided races are also likely to be won by Democrats.
The likely result of the 2011 elections in Louisiana is that the partisan control will be in the Republicans favor, 22-17 -- the same as before the election.
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