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Ardoin reelected as Louisiana secretary of state

Posted at 9:17 PM, Nov 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-16 22:17:04-05

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on Louisiana election (all times local):

9:15 p.m.

Republican Kyle Ardoin has won his first full term as Louisiana's chief elections official, the secretary of state.

Ardoin defeated Democratic challenger Gwen Collins-Greenup in Saturday's election.

The runoff was a rematch of the special election Ardoin won last year.

Ardoin was a top deputy to former Secretary of State Tom Schedler, a Republican who resigned in 2018 amid sexual harassment allegations. Ardoin took over the position, then won the election to serve the final year of Schedler's term.

Collins-Greenup has worked in notary and real estate businesses and is a former city court administrator and clerk of court employee. She's did little fundraising to compete for the position.

The two contenders never faced off in a public forum ahead of the election.