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+Bill Cassidy (R) i
1,228,908
59.32%
Adrian Perkins (D)
394,049
19.02%
Derrick "Champ" Edwards (D) 229,814
11.09%
Antoine Pierce (D)
55,710
2.69%
Dustin Murphy (R)
38,383
1.85%
David Drew Knight (D)
36,962
1.78%
Beryl Billiot, John Paul Bourgeois, Peter Wenstrup, Aaron C. Sigler, M.V. "Vinny" Mendoza, Melinda Mary Price, Jamar Montgomery, Reno Jean Daret III, "Xan" John

< 1%
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2,071,543

Registration: 13,092,988.  Dem. 1,262,588 (40.82%)  Rep. 1,013,579 (32.77%)  Other 816,821 (26.41%).
Total voted:  2,169,413.
Plurality: 834,859 votes (40.30 percentage points)

 LA Secretary of State




Notes:  Sen. Bill Cassidy (R) comfortably won a second term.  Fifteen candidates were on the ballot
in the Nov. 3 jungle primary.  Cassidy finished with 59.32% of the vote, well above 50-percent needed to avoid a Dec. 5 runoff.  At the top of the ticket Trump obtained 58.46% of the vote to 39.85% for Biden.

Cassidy, a gastroenterologist from Baton Rouge, was elected to the Senate in a high profile Dec. 6, 2014 runoff, defeating incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D).  He previously served three terms in the U.S. House, first elected in 2008, and one term in the state Senate. 

He formally launched his re-election campaign on Feb. 19, 2020 with $5.3 million in cash on hand and no major challengers.
 

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins (D), who entered the race on July 22 finished a distant second.  Perkins attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he was president of the class of 2008, served in the U.S. Army, and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School before being elected Mayor in 2018.  Perkins garnered impressive endorsements including from former President Barack Obama (Sept. 25) and Gov. John Bel Edwards (Sept. 28); his campaign raised $2.7 million and spent $2.6 million.

Derrick "Champ" Edwards (D), an attorney from New Orleans who suffered a paralyzing football injury at age 17, was the only other candidate to obtain more than 10-percent of the vote.  He was the Democratic nominee for State Treasurer in the 2017 special election and again in 2019.  His campaign reported raising just $41,702.

There were no debates involving the major candidates.  The AP cited a statement from a Cassidy spokesperson that, "We will consider all requests that allow every candidate to participate
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See also:
Melinda Deslatte.  "No TV debates in Louisiana US Senate race ahead of election."  AP, Oct. 20, 2020.

Melinda Deslatte.  "GOP U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy formally launches reelection bid."  AP, Feb. 19, 2020.


Campaign Managers:
Bill Cassidy:


Adrian Perkins:  Hilary Barrett
(announced July 22, 2020) 
State director for Joe Biden's Nevada caucus campaign, May 2019-July 2020.  Campaign manager on Joe Kopser for Congress in TX-21, June-Nov. 2018.  Director of operations and scheduling on John Chiang for Governor (CA), Mar.-June 2018.  Director of scheduling for U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto (NV), Nov. 2016-Mar. 2018.  A deputy political director (focused on coordinated table; also principal trip lead) in Nevada on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Operations and training (Feb.-May 2016) and deputy training director-presidential caucus (Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016) for the Nevada State Democratic Party.  Bachelor's degree in political science and international studies from University of Utah, 2015. 

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