Two Republicans made the run-off for the state House of Representatives in District 66 on Saturday, with the lone Democrat, Susan Nelson, finishing at just 11%.
Nelson, who actually ran as "no party" to disguise her Democrat affiliation, is the former communications director for the Louisiana Democratic Party. A whopping 89% of the voters chose a Republican over Nelson in an embarrassing defeat for the liberal party. This raises serious questions about Democrat morale and tactics in post-Landrieu Louisiana.
"We are witnessing a complete collapse of the Democrat Party in this state," said LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere. "Republicans swept three of the four House seats this evening. Democrat voters outnumber Republicans by a 2-to-1 margin in District 49, yet the Democrat Party failed to even qualify a candidate to run," he said.
Republicans retained House Districts 8 and 49. Blake Miguez, a nationally known competitive shooter, was elected in Acadiana in District 49. Blake will be a strong voice for our Second Amendment rights. Mike Johnson was unopposed in the Northwest Louisiana District 8. Mike is a nationally prominent attorney who has defended Christians across America from liberal persecution. Mike will be a strong voice in the House for religious liberty and personal freedom.
"Mike Johnson and Blake Miguez are both sharp, intelligent young conservatives who offer a wealth of expertise on these important issues," Villere said. "I congratulate them on their elections and look forward to working with them," Villere said.
The District 66 run-off will be held next month in Baton Rouge between Buddy Amoroso and Darrell Ourso.