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Voters face lengthy ballot on Saturday

3 years ago October 21, 2011 Oct 21, 2011 Friday, October 21 2011 Friday, October 21, 2011 1:17:51 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana voters will be wading through a lengthy ballot Saturday.

While Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to coast to an easy re-election, lawmakers across the state are in tight contests with term-limited folks seeking to keep themselves in office by switching jobs and others long gone from the Legislature trying to return.

Meanwhile, the GOP is trying to expand majorities in the House and Senate.

Five constitutional amendments face voters, ranging from the arcane rules of the state's `rainy day' fund to a cigarette tax renewal.

Competitions for lieutenant governor and secretary of state have become Republican battles. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is trying to keep his seat against a challenge from Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler faces opposition from House Speaker Jim Tucker.

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