Since the November elections, the biggest political news in Louisiana has been the party switching of five legislators (three from the state House and two from the state Senate) to the Republican party. These switches have given the Republicans, for the first time since Reconstruction, a numerical majority in the state House, and they are within striking distance of having a numerical majority in the state Senate (they only trail 18-19, with two vacancies).
In addition to the party switches, there have recently been three legislative vacancies (two in the Senate and one in the House), and special elections have been called to fill these seats.
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John Couvillon is a political consultant. His company is JMC Enterprises of Louisiana, Inc. with expertise in the data analysis aspects of political campaigns, such as poll sample development/analysis, development of targeted voter files for phone canvassing or mail outs, campaign strategy, and demographic consulting. See his site at WinWithJMC.com for more information.