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Aug 28, 2010 4:20 PM by Chris Welty

Light Turnout Expected in Party Primaries

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some of the cS Iaigns were heated but voter
interest appeared light for congressional party primaries in
Louisiana.
Saturday's only statewide races were for the Senate. Incumbent
David Vitter was considered the front-runner in the Republican
primary; his likely challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, was the
leader in the Democratic contest.
The race for the Republican nomination in the 3rd district
turned into a nasty contest between New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry
and former state House Speaker Hunt Downer of Houma. In the New
Orleans area's 2nd District, four African-American Democrats vied
for a chance to take back a seat won two years ago by Republican
Vietnamese attorney Joseph Cao (Gow).
The polls open at 6 a.m.

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