Louisiana recently held elections for its legislative branch and for state-wide offices. Unlike most states, Louisiana has no partisan primaries; it is a "jungle" primary, with every single candidate on the ballot. If a candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, he or she wins. Otherwise, the top two finishers head to a runoff.
"Democrats failed to show up," Gene Mills of the Louisiana Family Forum tells AFN. "The voter turnout was low, but Republicans pretty much swept the tables. They have some work to do, because there's a handful of runoffs that'll take place, but Jeff Landry's showing in a 2-1 victory over his Democrat opponent. Winning in the primary pretty much tells the story, and it tells a very loud and clear message."
With a conservative governor and a 2/3-plus Republican majority, he believes the state is that much more on track to saving the lives of preborn babies.
"Louisiana's been known as the most pro-life state in the nation," Mills notes. "We will hold the line on that. We'll continue to fight against exceptions and other efforts to weaken our Louisiana law."
The few legislative districts facing a runoff vote will be on the November ballot.