(WatchDogReport.org) – The GOP landed a clean sweep in Louisiana by securing all statewide elected positions in a wave of victories during the recent elections for attorney general, treasurer, and secretary of state.
The Republican candidates clinched all three offices with over 65% of the votes, marking the first time in Louisiana’s recent history that the GOP will oversee every statewide elected role. Notably, Nancy Landry will step into the role of secretary of state, making her the first female elected to this position. Liz Murrill will become the state’s first female attorney general, while John Fleming secured the treasurer’s position.
The current Louisiana governor, Democrat John Bel Edwards, faced term limits, allowing Jeff Landry, the Republican state attorney general endorsed by former President Donald Trump, to take his place.
Despite sharing a surname, Nancy Landry is unrelated to the governor-elect, as reported by the Louisiana Illuminator, a local news organization.
Following these victories, the GOP now dominates all elected statewide offices in Louisiana for the first time since 2015, consolidating a two-thirds supermajority in the House and Senate. This decisive win reshapes the state’s executive branch, witnessing newcomers step into key positions as many incumbents chose not to seek reelection.
Former President Trump backed the Republican contenders in all three statewide races during Saturday’s election, which, despite a low turnout, saw a significant Republican victory.
Liz Murrill’s win in the attorney general race against Lindsey Cheek aligns her with Jeff Landry’s conservative stance, focusing on causes such as opposing President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and supporting the state’s abortion ban.
Murrill, expressing gratitude and determination during her victory speech, pledged to stand up for the state’s families, future, and freedom.
In the treasurer’s office, the state welcomes John Fleming, a former congressman and part of the House Freedom Caucus. Fleming, who enjoyed Trump’s support, triumphed over Democrat Dustin Granger in the runoff election.
Nancy Landry’s win in the secretary of state race against Gwen Collins-Greenup positions her to address Louisiana’s outdated voting machines and replace them with systems that produce critical paper ballots for accurate election results.
Landry, making history as Louisiana’s first elected female secretary of state, takes charge of an essential office with a focus on modernizing election systems, especially amid ongoing controversies around the integrity of elections.
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