Louisiana Secretary Of State Jay Dardenne Takes Lead

By Reema, Gaea News Network
Sunday, October 3, 2010

BATON ROUGE (GaeaTimes.com)- Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana secretary of state, took a lead in the election on Saturday against new comer democrat Caroline Fayard. This election would decide who would take the place of Mitch Landrieu, as the governor lieutenant of Louisiana, for the remaining year, after he leaves his office. The main election will be held on Nov 2, where the Jay Dardenne and Caroline Fayard will compete against each other.

Jay Dardenne’s, who is a Republican was challenged by newcomer democrat Caroline Fayard, and a number of other other candidates. Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana secretary of state, had led the election with almost 30 per cent of the vote, while Caroline Fayard bagged 23 per cent. They were followed by Republican country singer Sammy Kershaw, who managed 21 per cent of the votes. However, Sammy Kershaw will not compete with the former two in the final election. Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana secretary of state, has been a successful state senator, who gained his popularity as a politician, with his famous “Rebrand Louisiana” campaigns, that aimed to glorify the state to boost its tourism industry. His success as a senator was his main agenda for the campaign. While Caroline Fayard, who is a lawyer from New Orleans, highlighted her contacts with the Clintons in order to be a forerunner. Considering she had no political background, her performance in this election has been quite good.

Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana secretary of state, made the lead with 175,664 votes, which accounted for almost 30 percent of the total votes caste. Caroline Fayard, a Democrat, bagged 145,668 votes, which is almost 23 percent. Jay Dardenne was extremely overwhelmed with the outcome of Saturday’s election, and he hopes to sustain the people’s confidence till Nov 2. He has will spend more than one million dollars through television and radio campaigns to emerge as the final lieutenant governor of Louisiana.

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