The Democratic Party were “demolished” in Louisiana elections this Saturday.
After winning three runoff elections for attorney general, secretary of state, and treasurer on Saturday night, Republicans will control every elected statewide office in Louisiana come January.
Republicans won all of Louisiana’s statewide positions for the first time since 2015, despite the fact that the state has had a Democrat in the governor’s office for the previous eight years. Furthermore, the GOP has a two-thirds supermajority in both the House and Senate.
Attorney General Liz Murrill, Secretary of State Nancy Landry, and Treasurer John Fleming were all elected. The results also indicate that Louisiana will have its first female attorney general and secretary of state.
Saturday’s election completed the molding of Louisiana’s executive branch, as most incumbents did not seek reelection, allowing new leadership to take over in some of the most influential posts.
In October, Jeff Landry, a Republican endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the state’s governor race without a runoff. Due to term restrictions, current Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, was unable to compete for reelection.
Last month, Republicans re-elected Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and Commissioner of Agriculture