Aug 28, 2010 11:33 PM by Chris Welty

Runoff in Republicans' Race for 3rd District

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A runoff election will deciitethru-3rd Add,597
By The Assination for Louisiana's 3rd Congressional
New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry fell just short of winning
Saturday's primary.
With all precincts reporting, the secretary of state's office
shows Landry with 49.6 percent of the vote and former state House
Speaker Hunt Downer of Houma with 36 percent.
Landry and Downer will face off in an Oct. 2 runoff for the GOP
spot. The winner will advance to the Nov. 2 general election
against Democrat Ravi Sangisetty, a Houma lawyer.
The third candidate in the GOP primary, Kristian Magar, couldn't
match his two opponents in fundraising, but he peeled away enough
votes to force the runoff. Magar got 14 percent.
The 3rd District represents much of coastal south Louisiana and
was left vacant when Democrat Charlie Melancon decided to run for
the U.S. Senate.


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