Republican incumbent John Kennedy is running for a second term in Louisiana’s lone U.S. Senate contest. The former state treasurer, who has usually served as a safe Senate vote for Republicans and has been a vocal admirer of former President Donald Trump, faces a crowded field of 12 candidates.
Democrats Luke Mixon, a commercial airline pilot sponsored by Gov. John Bel Edwards, and Gary Chambers Jr., who attracted national notice earlier this year for a web ad showing him consuming marijuana, are among them. However, it has been 14 years since Louisiana voters elected a Democratic U.S. senator. Kennedy’s reelection campaign raised $36 million, which is ten times the amount raised by his Democratic competitors combined.
Louisiana’s seats in the United States The incumbents in the House, notably Minority Whip Steve Scalise, are thought to be secure. All incumbents are seeking re-election. Five of the six seats are held by Republicans.