Posted: Oct 21, 2011 5:35 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
Updated: Oct 23, 2011 10:26 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Friday is the last full day of campaigning for candidates seeking to snare votes and support in Saturday's election.
Five statewide races are on the ballot, dozens of legislative races, local contests and five constitutional amendments.
Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to easily win a second term, with no well-funded challengers with statewide name recognition.
Competitions for lieutenant governor and secretary of state have become Republican battles, with no Democrats signed up to run. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is trying to keep his seat against a challenge from Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. Secretary of State Tom Schedler faces opposition from House Speaker Jim Tucker.
Meanwhile, Republicans are trying to expand their majorities in the House and Senate, while Democrats are trying not to lose ground and clout.