Posted: Sep 27, 2010 10:04 AM by Nichole Larkey
Updated: Sep 28, 2010 3:40 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - A crowded field of candidates is
jockeying to fill the Louisiana lieutenant governor's seat and to be one step away from the governor's mansion
But any winner in Saturday's special election will have to run again next year to hang onto the post.
Eight candidates are running for the job, ranging from a country music singer and a young, political newcomer to political party insiders and longtime politicians.
Polls have shown the biggest block of voters as undecided, and a November runoff is expected to settle the race and decide who'll finish out the remaining year of Mitch Landrieu's term after he left to become New Orleans mayor.