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Kennedy says his election represents change

5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago December 11, 2016 Dec 11, 2016 Sunday, December 11 2016 December 11, 2016 2:05 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's newly elected U.S. senator, Republican John Kennedy, says his campaign was about change in Washington.

Kennedy, the state treasurer, won Saturday's runoff election to fill the nation's last Senate seat.

Speaking to supporters, Kennedy said "Washington insiders" have taken the country in the wrong direction. But he added: "That's about to change, folks."

Kennedy's win over Democrat Foster Campbell, a state utility regulator, gives the GOP a 52-48 edge in the Senate when the new term begins next month.

The Republican had always been the runoff election's front-runner in a state that overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump. Kennedy pledged that he wanted to be a senator for "all Louisianians," including those who didn't vote for him.

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