Cassidy defeats Landrieu, Miller tops Erny for judge seat
Republican U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy became U.S. Senator-elect Bill Cassidy on Saturday evening after handily defeating incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu in a run off election.
With all precincts reporting, Cassidy had garnered 712,330 votes, or 56 percent, to Landrieu’s 561,099 votes or 44 percent.
The win by Cassidy will give Republicans a comfortable majority of 54 seats in the 100 member body when the new Congress convenes in January.
Cassidy also carried Lafourche Parish by a comfortable margin, polling 14,876 votes to 8,360 for Landrieu.
Voters in central and north Lafourche also elected a new U.S. Representative as former Bobby Jindal aide Garrett Graves coasted to an easy win over former Governor Edwin Edwards for the Sixth Congressional District seat. Graves polled 139,194 votes, or 62 percent, to Edwards 83,773 votes for 37 percent.
In the local race for the Division B district judge seat in the 17th Judicial District, Steve Miller handily defeated John Erny, III. Miller polled 14,365 votes for 65 percent of the votes to Erny’s 7,734 votes for 35 percent of the vote.
All four millage renewal propositions in the parish dealing with public health units, recreation, public buildings and drainage passed with more than 55 percent of the votes cast in favor of each measure. A renewal of a millage for operations at Water District No.1 also passed easily with nearly 60 percent of the votes cast in favor of the measure.
Posted on Sun, December 7, 2014
by By: Doug Cheramie, II