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North Lafourche voters to decide on open Senate seat

North Lafourche voters to decide on open Senate seat

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Voters in parts of eight parishes along the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche will decide who will replace Troy Brown as their state senator.

Louisiana Secretary of State's Office spokeswoman Meg Casper says the runoff between Democratic state Rep. Edward Price of Gonzales and Democrat Warren Harang III, a Donaldsonville sugar cane farmer, is the only item on the May 27 ballot.

The two emerged from a 13-person primary election to fill the remainder of Brown's term after he resigned in February facing a likely expulsion from the Senate. Brown pleaded no contest twice in incidents involving violence against women.

His term ends Jan. 13, 2020.

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