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|Louisiana State Senate District 24|
Cravins, the current Mayor of Opelousas, previously served in the state legislature for 15 years, resigning in 2006.
- See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011
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.