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}}{{tnr}}'''Don Cravins''' is a 2011 [[Democratic]] candidate for District 24 of the [[Louisiana State Senate]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Don Cravins''' was a 2011 [[Democratic]] candidate for District 24 of the [[Louisiana State Senate]].
  
 
Cravins, the current Mayor of Opelousas, previously served in the state legislature for 15 years, resigning in 2006.<ref>[http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20110826/NEWS01/108260319/Cravins-Guillory-odds-Senate-race?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s ''The Advertiser,'' "Cravins, Guillory at odds in Senate race," August 26, 2011]</ref>
 
Cravins, the current Mayor of Opelousas, previously served in the state legislature for 15 years, resigning in 2006.<ref>[http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20110826/NEWS01/108260319/Cravins-Guillory-odds-Senate-race?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s ''The Advertiser,'' "Cravins, Guillory at odds in Senate race," August 26, 2011]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011]]''
  
Cravins is running in the 2011 election for District 24 of the [[Louisiana State Senate]].  He faces incumbent [[Elbert Guillory]] (D) and [[Kelly Scott]]. The election takes place on October 22, 2011.
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Cravins ran in the 2011 election for District 24 of the [[Louisiana State Senate]].  He faced incumbent [[Elbert Guillory]] (D) and [[Kelly Scott]] in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Guillory and Cravins advanced past the primary to the November 19, 2011 general election.<ref>[http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20110826/NEWS01/108260319/Cravins-Guillory-odds-Senate-race?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s ''The Advertiser,'' "Cravins, Guillory at odds in Senate race," August 26, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/10222011/10222011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Official Election Results," October 22, 2011]</ref> Cravins lost to Guillory.<ref>[http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/11192011/11192011_Legislative.html ''Louisiana Secretary of State,'' "Official election results for November 19, 2011," accessed December 6, 2011]</ref>
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|Chamber= Louisiana State Senate District 24 Blanket Primary
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|winner2 = Elbert Guillory
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|candidate3 = Kelly Scott
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|votes1 =11210
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|votes2 =12768
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====Races to watch====
 
====Races to watch====
 
On September 12, 2011, ''Bayou Buzz'' issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between Guillory, Cravins and Scott was ranked as number 5. The report states that Guillory advocated for a redistricting plan pushed for by the Louisiana Family Forum, an affiliate of Focus on the Family, that would have packed black voters into districts, reducing the number of majority-minority seats. This could potentially backfire, especially since Cravins has been popular while serving as Mayor of Opelousas.<ref>[http://www.bayoubuzz.com/buzz/latest-buzz/337668-vitter-jindal-ready-to-hammer-and-louisiana-legislative-races-to-watch ''Bayou Buzz'' "Vitter, Jindal Ready To Hammer And Louisiana Legislative Races To Watch," September 12, 2011]</ref>
 
On September 12, 2011, ''Bayou Buzz'' issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between Guillory, Cravins and Scott was ranked as number 5. The report states that Guillory advocated for a redistricting plan pushed for by the Louisiana Family Forum, an affiliate of Focus on the Family, that would have packed black voters into districts, reducing the number of majority-minority seats. This could potentially backfire, especially since Cravins has been popular while serving as Mayor of Opelousas.<ref>[http://www.bayoubuzz.com/buzz/latest-buzz/337668-vitter-jindal-ready-to-hammer-and-louisiana-legislative-races-to-watch ''Bayou Buzz'' "Vitter, Jindal Ready To Hammer And Louisiana Legislative Races To Watch," September 12, 2011]</ref>
  
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* [http://cravinsforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://cravinsforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=35510 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
  
 
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Don Cravins
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Don Cravins was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 24 of the Louisiana State Senate.

Cravins, the current Mayor of Opelousas, previously served in the state legislature for 15 years, resigning in 2006.[1]

Elections

2011

See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Cravins ran in the 2011 election for District 24 of the Louisiana State Senate. He faced incumbent Elbert Guillory (D) and Kelly Scott in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Guillory and Cravins advanced past the primary to the November 19, 2011 general election.[2][3] Cravins lost to Guillory.[4]

Louisiana State Senate District 24 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElbert Guillory Incumbent 55.7% 13,183
     Democratic Don Cravins 44.3% 10,504
Total Votes 23,687


Louisiana State Senate District 24 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDon Cravins 40.7% 11,210
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElbert Guillory Incumbent 46.4% 12,768
     Democratic Kelly Scott 12.9% 3,550
Total Votes 27,528

Races to watch

On September 12, 2011, Bayou Buzz issued a report on the top five Louisiana Senate races to watch. The race between Guillory, Cravins and Scott was ranked as number 5. The report states that Guillory advocated for a redistricting plan pushed for by the Louisiana Family Forum, an affiliate of Focus on the Family, that would have packed black voters into districts, reducing the number of majority-minority seats. This could potentially backfire, especially since Cravins has been popular while serving as Mayor of Opelousas.[5]

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