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Oct 1, 2010 1:40 PM

Louisiana Elections Saturday

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Candidates are making their pitches by
mail and phone, on the radio and TV, and in person, trying to drum
up the final round of votes for Saturday's election.
Top of the ballot statewide is an eight-person race for
lieutenant governor.
In southeast Louisiana, a nasty battle for the Republican
nomination in the 3rd District congressional race will be decided.
Meanwhile, voters around the state face a slew of choices for
local mayors, school board seats and judgeships.
The Secretary of State's Office predicts turnout Saturday will
be light, at about 25 percent of the state's 2.9 million registered
voters. The races have attracted only modest attention, and
football games and cooler weekend weather are expected to further
depress interest.
Runoffs as needed will be held Nov. 2.

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