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Nungesser wins lieutenant governor's seat

7 years 4 days 18 hours ago Saturday, November 21 2015 Nov 21, 2015 November 21, 2015 8:32 PM November 21, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz, Russell Jones

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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