Trump-backed Republicans have accomplished a sweep of Louisiana’s statewide elections with victories in Saturday’s races for lawyer basic, secretary of state, and state treasurer — a month after Attorney General Jeff Landry (R-LA) received the governorship in a jungle major.
Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill (R), First Assistant Secretary of State Nancy Landry (R), and former U.S. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) all acquired former President Donald Trump’s backing on Thursday and went on to 30-point victories in their respective races Saturday.
Trump called the candidates “outstanding in every way” and shared they’ve his “complete and total endorsement.”
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP:
President Donald J. Trump has simply introduced his endorsements for Louisiana Attorney General, State Treasurer, and Secretary of State.
“Our Republican Nominees, Liz Murrill for Attorney General, John Fleming for Treasurer, and Nancy… pic.twitter.com/4NLOvisu20
— Republican Party of Louisiana (@LAGOP) November 16, 2023
Murrill bested Democrat candidate Lindsey Cheek by 30 factors in the race for lawyer basic to exchange Landry as he strikes to the governor’s mansion. With 95 % of the vote reported as of Sunday, Murrill scored 66.4 % of the vote to Cheek’s 33.6 %, the New York Times noted.
“Tonight, the people decided that our state’s worth fighting for, and we have a powerful team in Louisiana,” Murrill stated in her victory speech.
In the competition for secretary of state, 66.8 % of voters broke for Nancy Landry, giving her a 33-point win over Democrat lawyer Gwen Collins-Greenup with 33.2 % of the vote. As of this writing, 95 % of the vote had been reported, per the Times.
“I look forward to working with a fresh crop of conservative leaders from our new governor to our legislature and our partners at the local level,” Nancy Landry stated Saturday after her win. “We have a lot of work to do, but I promise I will not let you down.”
Fleming, who additionally served as a senior adviser to Trump in 2020, trounced his opponent in the race for treasurer — Democrat Dustin Granger — by 30 factors as nicely. Roughly 65 % of the vote went to Fleming, whereas 35 % went to Granger, per the Times.
KTBS reported that after his victory, Fleming pointed to financial improvement as a prime focus:
We’re additionally going to have a look at financial improvement. I led financial improvement administration in Washington below President Trump and I look ahead to working once more with the legislature and the new governor, Jeff Landry, to maneuver ahead in financial improvement in Louisiana as nicely.
The three victories come on the heels of Gov.-Elect Landry’s resounding win in final month’s open major, whereby he took a majority of assist and averted a runoff that may have taken place on Saturday.
Grassroots Republican activist Debbie Dooley, a Louisiana native who cofounded the Atlanta chapter of the Tea Party, informed Breitbart News in October that Landry’s win is a robust signal for the GOP heading into 2024 and famous President Joe Biden “and their company have to be quaking in their boots.”