Nov 3, 2010 6:55 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jay Dardenne is leaving the Secretary of State's office, moving up to lieutenant governor.
Dardenne, a Republican, easily defeated Democratic lawyer Caroline Fayard to win the office on Tuesday.
Dardenne, 56, says his record as a conservative and a reformer made the difference.
"We made a statement about our hope for the future of Louisiana and our belief that conservative government, fiscal responsibility and effectiveness and integrity in government mean something, no matter how long you may have been in a particular job," Dardenne said.
Dardenne, who said he congratulated Fayard on running an exceptional race, described himself as "very flattered and