Looks like we still have a race on our hands. The special election down in Lousiana’s 6th district had the Republican, Woody Jenkins, up relatively comfortably with about 45% of the vote counted. But it’s now tightened substantially.
Watch the results in our scoreboard to the right.
10:46 PM … Cazayoux sneaks ahead with 79% of precincts reporting. A 3 point margin.
10:48 PM … Flips back to Jenkins.
10:49 PM … with 99% reporting, Cazayoux back up. Looks like he took it.
Late Update: Here’s DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen’s release crowing about the win …
“Congratulations to Don Cazayoux on his hard fought victory. Don’s independence and commitment to putting middle class Louisianans first inspired people from across the political spectrum to support his fight for change.
“For the second time this cycle, Republicans were reminded that ‘all politics is local.’ House Republicans tried to nationalize this election, illegally coordinated with Freedom’s Watch, used false and deceptive special interest smears, and funneled nearly a million dollars into a district that Republicans held for more than three decades. Don won by focusing on the concerns of LA-06 voters — good paying jobs, affordable health care, and better education.
“Don Cazayoux will be a tremendous asset to our Democratic Caucus, as we continue fighting to strengthen our economy and ease the squeeze on America’s struggling middle class families.”
It’s boilerplate. But this is a pretty amazing feat. This is a really, really red district.