Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger Villere issued the following statement congratulating U.S. Senator-elect John Kennedy on his victory this evening.
"John Kennedy has been a powerful voice for conservatism and fiscal responsibility as Louisiana State Treasurer. The voters of Louisiana have rewarded him for his extraordinary job by electing him to the United States Senate.
"Working closely with the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, we were able to quickly put together an effective field program for the run-off. I offer my thanks to these and all other organizations and individuals who came together to make this victory possible.
"The voters of Louisiana have issued a resounding defeat to the liberal policies of Governor John Bel Edwards' handpicked candidate, Foster Campbell. The Republican brand continues to be the brand of choice for Louisiana voters, with voters choosing a Republican over a Democrat in 16 of the last 17 statewide elections.
"We look forward to working with Senator-elect Kennedy to drain the swamp in Washington, DC, protect the lives of the unborn, and balance the federal budget" - LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere