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Crowded LA Senate Race Could Force Runoff

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LA SENATE RACE – Louisiana  Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy spent his last day of campaigning ahead of Election Day in hurricane-damaged southeast Louisiana.  He was trying to draw focus to a low-key Senate race overshadowed by the presidential competition, months of Gulf Coast storms and a global pandemic. Cassidy’s best-funded Democratic competitor is Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins.  Perkins sought support in Acadiana on Monday while the GOP incumbent held a series of meet-and-greets with voters.  Cassidy faces 14 opponents on the ballot. But he hopes to receive more than 50% of the vote in Tuesday’s Senate primary to win a second term without a Dec. 5 runoff.   One million Louisiana voters cast their ballots early this year, Louisiana  polls   opened  at 6am  this  morning and will close at 8pm.  To find your voting precinct in Louisiana, google: GEAUX-VOTE-LOUISIANA

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.