Republicans secure all Louisiana elected offices statewide
Republican candidates for the three statewide offices all beat their Democratic opponents with at least 65% of the vote.
Republicans will control every statewide elected office in Louisiana starting in January after the GOP swept three runoff elections over the weekend for attorney general, treasurer and secretary of state.
Republican candidates for the three statewide offices all beat their Democratic opponents with at least 65% of the vote during Saturday's runoff election, according to the unofficial election results from the Secretary of State's Office.
Nancy Landry will become the first female elected as secretary of state while Liz Murrill will become the state's first female attorney general, according to The Associated Press. John Fleming was elected treasurer.
The current governor of Louisiana is Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, who was unable to run for reelection because of term limits. Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the region, had been in office for eight years.
His seat will be taken by Jeff Landry, the Republican state attorney general who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
Nancy Landry is not related to Jeff Landry, per the Louisiana Illuminator, a local nonprofit news outlet.