Completing a long-shot bid that ran counter to the conservative tide sweeping the Southern states, Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards was elected governor of Louisiana on Saturday, defeating his Republican rival, U.S. Sen. David Vitter.
Edwards was the top vote-
getter in the state’s open primary last month and then built a lead over Vitter that he never surrendered.
With 1,800 out of 3,945 precincts reporting, Edwards led Vitter 55 percent to 45 percent, prompting the Edwards campaign to declare victory late Saturday evening.
Not only did Edwards win, but apparently his campaign against "Diaper" Dave Vitter was so effective, and so humiliating, that Vitter will not seek reelection to the Senate:
Sen. David Vitter announced Saturday night (Nov. 21) that he will not seek re-election in 2016, after losing the Louisiana governor's race.
"I've reached my personal term limit," Vitter joked during his gubernatorial election concession speech at a Hilton hotel across from the airport in Kenner.
Now THAT is a successful campaign!