Franklin Foil wins runoff for 16th district La. Senate seat
BATON ROUGE - Franklin Foil has been named the winner in the race for Louisiana's 16th district Senate seat.
Foil was declared winner over Democrat, Beverly Brooks Thompson with 58 percent of the vote in Saturday night's runoff election.
Republican Sen. Dan Claitor, the incumbent who stepped down due to term limits, endorsed Foil as his successor.
Foil has served in the Louisiana House since 2008.
Last month's initial vote seemed to lead to a three-candidate runoff, but an electronic recount slimmed results down to a two-candidate race between Foil and Thompson.
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