Billy Nungesser defeats Kip Holden in lieutenant governor's race
BATON ROUGE - Former Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser defeated East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden in the runoff for lieutenant governor Saturday night.
Nungesser won by a 55-45 percent margin over Holden -- 628,596 to 505,514 in the unofficial tally.
In his victory speech Nungesser called Holden a gentleman who ran a good, clean race.
Holden said he planned to come out of the race not bitter, but better.
Holden, a Democrat, initially took 33 percent of the vote in the primary. Nungesser edged out two other Republicans to get 30 percent of the vote in the October election.
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