Louisiana Runoffs Increase Republican Majorities in Senate and House
State Treasurer John Kennedy easily outpaces Democratic challenger

Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy won Louisiana’s Senate runoff on Saturday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Republicans increased their Senate majority to 52 seats in the 115th Congress and also retained two House seats after Saturday’s Louisiana runoffs, the final elections of 2016. 

GOP state Treasurer John Kennedy easily outdistanced his Democratic opponent, Public Services Commissioner Foster Campbell, 61 percent to 39 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. He replaces Republican Sen. David Vitter, who is retiring after two terms.

Democrat and Republican Advance to Runoff in Louisiana’s 4th District
Fleming vacated his seat to run for Senate.

Louisiana Rep. John Fleming vacated his House seat to run for the Senate (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A Democrat and a Republican will advance to a December runoff election to decide who will succeed GOP Rep. John Fleming in Louisiana’s 4th District.

Democrat Marshall Jones and Republican Mike Johnson will face off on Dec. 10, the Associated Press projects. With nearly 100 percent of precincts reporting, Jones led Johnson 27 percent to 25 percent. As neither candidate was able to garner more than 50 percent of the vote, they are headed for a runoff.