Saturday’s election completes the shaping of Louisiana’s executive branch, where most incumbents didn’t seek reelection and opened the door for new leadership in some of the most powerful positions.
Republicans argue that Black populations in the state are too dispersed to be united into a second majority Black district.
Taylor Barras took on the role of Speaker during one of the state’s worst financial crises in decades under former Gov. Bobby Jindal.
The Republican Governors Association defined Wilson before he could define himself.
‘The citizens of Louisiana spoke, or didn’t speak, and made a decision.’
The outcome of the cases could have major implications on the makeup of the next Congress if they result in more predominantly Black — likely Democratic Party-leaning — districts.
‘He’s coming for your cars.’
‘We never got a bridge, but Shawn Wilson’s friends got paid.’
Most noticeably absent from the debate was the race’s early front-runner.