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Oct 2, 2010 10:31 PM by AP

Landry Declared Winner of 3rd Congressional District

      BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry has
handily won the Republican nomination in the 3rd Congressional
District and heads to the November general election.
      Landry defeated former state House Speaker Hunt Downer in
Saturday's GOP runoff election after a months-long, attack-laden
      Landry will face Democrat Ravi Sangisetty in the Nov. 2 election
for the seat representing all or parts of 13 southeast Louisiana
      The race results were largely expected after Landry fell fewer
than 200 votes short of victory in a three-candidate field for the
August primary. He was considered the favorite heading into the
runoff and picked up the backing of much of the Republican Party
hierarchy over Downer, who was criticized for his decades-long
Democratic past.


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