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Nov. 8, 2016 Blanket Primary
John Kennedy (R) 
482,591
24.96%
Foster Campbell (D)
337,833
17.47%
Charles Boustany (R) 298,008
15.41%
Caroline Fayard (D)
240,917
12.46%
John Fleming (R) 204,026
10.55%
Rob Maness (R)
90,856
4.70%
David Duke (R) 58,606
3.03%
Derek Edwards (D)
51,774
2.68%
Gary Landrieu (D) 45,587
2.36%
15 more

< 1%
each

1,933,635


Dec. 10, 2016 Runoff
+John Kennedy (R)
536,191
60.65%
Foster Campbell (D)
347,816
39.35%

884,007

Qualified voters 3,032,088.  Voted 893,262   Turnout 29.5%
Plurality 188,375 votes (21.30 percentage points).

 LA Secretary of State




Notes:
The seat was open due to the retirement of Sen. David Vitter (R).  Twenty-four candidates ran to succeed Vitter in the Nov. 8, 2016 jungle primary.  Treasurer John N. Kennedy (R) at 25.0% and Louisiana Public Service Commission member Foster Campbell (D) at 17.5% finished first and second to advance to the Dec. 10 run-off, followed by U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany (R) with 15.4%, Caroline Fayard (D) 12.5% and U.S. Rep. John Fleming (R) 10.6%. 

Kennedy was a well known figure, having served as Treasurer since 2000 (first elected in 1999 and re-elected four times); he also ran for Attorney General in 1991 and for U.S. Senate in 2004 and 2008; he switched from the Democratic to Republican party in 2007.  Campbell brought an even longer record of public service to the race, having served in the state Senate from 1976-2002 (first elected in 1975) and on the Public Service Commission since 2003 (first elected in 2002); he had also run for Congress in 1980, 1988 and 1990.

Both Vice President-elect Pence, on Dec. 3 at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, and President-elect Trump, on Dec. 9 at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge, rallied for Kennedy.  He defeated Campbell by 536,191 votes (60.65%) to 347,816 (39.35%).


See also: Tyler Bridges.  "Here's the secret to John N. Kennedy's U.S. Senate Win."  The Advocate, Dec. 11, 2016.


Campaign Managers:
John N. Kennedy:  Kim Allen
Principal at Allen Public Affairs LLC from Jan. 2011.  Director of public affairs for AL, LA, MS for AT&T, Feb. 2011-Jan. 2015.  Internal communications director for the Senate Republican Conference (Sen. Lamar Alexander), Mar. 2008-Jan. 2011. 
Special events and projects director for LA 1st CD, Jan.-Mar. 2008.  Special events and projects director (Aug. 2007-Jan. 2008) and legislative aide/deputy press secretary (Jan. 2005-July 2007) to Rep. Bobby Jindal.   Event spokesperson on Bush-Cheney 2004.  Staff on Friends of Bobby Jindal Inc., 2003-04.  Communications aide to Biotechnology Industry Organization, 2003.  B.A. in mass communication from Louisiana State University, 2002.

Foster Campbell:  Eric Foglesong
President of FOCUS Strategies from Nov. 2011.  Co-owner of Greentech Secure Lighting Systems from July 2012.  Vice president of Good Capital from Mar. 2011.  Campaign/political director for the Louisiana House Democratic Caucus, May-Dec. 2011.  Campaign manager on Bill Segal for Orange County Mayor (FL), Nov. 2008-Nov. 2010.  Studied at Rollins College.












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