Political scientist labels Louisiana the ‘least-interested electorate I’ve ever seen’

Written by on November 26, 2023

Forty years ago, Louisiana’s charismatic former Gov. Edwin Edwards wallopped incumbent David Treen in a gubernatorial primary election to return to the state’s highest office after a four-year absence. 

A populist and Democrat, Edwards got 62% of the vote to the sitting Republican governor’s 36%. Treen’s image, as perhaps being too boring for Louisiana, never fully recovered. He . . .



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