In Saturday’s run-off election, Louisiana voters elected Republican John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, strengthening the pro-gun majority in that legislative body.
The election of Kennedy, currently the Louisiana state treasurer, gives Republicans a 52-48 edge in the upcoming legislative session. Kennedy told supporters that he represents the sort of change in Washington that Americans supported nationwide when they voted for President-elect Donald Trump.
“I believe that our future can be better than our present, but not if we keep going in the direction the Washington insiders have taken us the last eight years,” Kennedy said. “That's about to change, folks.”