Voters in Louisiana have cast ballots for the first time in the runoff election for a Senate seat, and the results are shaping up to be the most closely watched election in decades.
The runoff, which will see Republicans in the U.S. Senate take control of the chamber after Republicans lose control of both chambers in the next election, will determine who will fill the seat vacated by Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Here are some key takeaways from the race, and how it’s shaping up: 1.
There are three big winners and losers in the Louisiana Senate runoff election.
The first major winner will be Republican Gov.
Bobby Jindal, whose approval rating has been at a record low in recent weeks.
In a poll released on Tuesday, Jindal’s approval rating was the lowest it’s been in the final month of his term.
He has been the subject of a steady stream of negative news coverage and criticism from his political opponents.
The state’s governor, who has not ruled out seeking a third term, has been one of the most vocal critics of Trump.
He is a longtime critic of Trump and has said he plans to challenge him for the seat.
The second major winner is Democrat Bill Cassidy, who won his Senate race in January with support from Democrats and a large base of African American voters.
Cassidy’s campaign has been working to build a ground game in Louisiana, but a strong showing in Tuesday’s runoff will help him expand the base of support that helped him defeat Republican incumbent Rep. Cedric Richmond.
Louisiana’s third major winner, Democrat David Vitter, is a veteran of Louisiana’s 2010 and 2014 elections and has made a name for himself as an anti-tax crusader.
Vitter won his campaign for the Senate by a margin of more than three to one, and he’s positioned himself as a moderate in a GOP-dominated state.
Viter has also been criticized for using his own political career to gain political support, and his campaign has spent $1.5 million on advertising in Louisiana.
Landrieux has been campaigning hard in Louisiana to win her seat.
Land’s campaign spent $5.3 million on TV ads, more than any other candidate.
She has also begun to use her platform as a senator to raise money and build an organization that has been a success in the state.
The campaign has also made significant inroads with African Americans, who made up 40 percent of voters in the election, according to the New York Times.
The race is also shaping up as a test for Democrats’ chances in the midterm elections.
Louisiana was the only state in the country that did not hold a runoff election in 2018.
The district was largely split between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Mary Landriux, but Landrieaux won by less than 50,000 votes.
The result in Louisiana will be crucial for Democratic Party prospects in the 2018 midterm elections and the next general election.
Land, Vitter and Vitter’s running mate, Democrat Bill Nelson, have been the most consistent anti-Trump candidates in the race.
The three candidates have spent almost $1 million on ads opposing the president and attacking the media.
The four candidates have each spent more than $250,000 on TV and radio ads against each other.
Land has also spent $700,000 to defeat Cassidy, according the Associated Press.
Vittors campaign has not been as successful, with only one ad in the campaign.
Vits campaign spent about $200,000 in ads against Cassidy, but he won by only about 40,000.
Land and Vittories campaigns have spent nearly $1 billion on ads attacking each other and building up a national network of allies.
Louisiana is not a swing state, but there is a significant turnout.
There were more than 2.5 times as many votes cast in the November election than in the 2016 election.
This is in part due to the low turnout.
More than one-third of Louisiana residents cast ballots in 2016.
Louisiana has seen a high number of voters turn out in recent years, according of the Associated Public Policy Center, a nonpartisan think tank.
According to the AP, more people are eligible to vote this year than ever before, and turnout is projected to be up this year, although the exact percentage is not known.
Louisiana also has one of America’s lowest voter turnout rates, at a dismal 8.5 percent.
The number of eligible voters who turned out to vote is higher than the nationwide average, at just over 40 million people.
The Louisiana Senate race will be closely watched across the country.
In 2016, Democrats took control of all 50 U.s.
Senate seats, with the seat they won held by the Republicans.
That means the Senate race is likely to play a big role in the outcome of the 2020 elections.
In Louisiana, the Democrats will hold a one-seat majority, while the Republicans will have a two-seat edge in the Senate.
Democrats hope that the race will provide a preview