2015 Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election

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Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2015

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Nominee Billy Nungesser Kip Holden
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 628,864 506,578
Percentage 55.4% 44.6%

Louisiana Lt. Gov. runoff, 2015.png
Red denotes parishes won by Nungesser.
Blue denotes parishes won by Holden.

Lieutenant Governor before election

Jay Dardenne
Republican

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Billy Nungesser
Republican

The Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election took place on October 24, 2015, to elect the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, with a runoff election held on November 21, 2015. Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne did not for re-election to a second full term in office. He instead ran for Governor. Billy Nungesser won the election defeating Kip Holden, despite a Democratic victory in the gubernatorial election, in which John Bel Edwards defeated David Vitter by a similar margin.

Under Louisiana's jungle primary system, all candidates appeared on the same ballot, regardless of party and voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote during the primary election, a runoff election was held on November 21, 2015 between Holden and Nungesser. Louisiana is the only state that has a jungle primary system (California and Washington have a similar "top two primary" system).

Candidates[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Filed[edit]

Declined[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Filed[edit]

Did not run[edit]

Jungle primary[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Elbert
Guillory (R)
Kip
Holden (D)
Billy
Nungesser (R)
John
Young (R)
Undecided
Triumph March 5, 2015 1,655 ± 2.4% 2% 33% 23% 20% 22%
Multi-Quest October 22–24, 2014 606 ± 4% 8.1% 10.3% 9.6% 72%

Results[edit]

Primary results by parish
  Kip Holden (25)
  John Young (22)
  Billy Nungesser (17)


Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election Jungle Primary, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kip Holden 360,679 33.27
Republican Billy Nungesser 324,654 29.95
Republican John Young 313,183 28.89
Republican Elbert Guillory 85,460 7.88
Majority 36,025 3.32
Total votes 1,083,976 37.4

Runoff[edit]

Results[edit]

Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election runoff, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Billy Nungesser 628,864 55.4% +25.45%
Democratic Kip Holden 506,578 44.6% +11.66%
Majority 122,286 10.8% +7.48%
Turnout 1,135,442 100.0% +62.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elbert Guillory jumps in race for Louisiana lieutenant governor". The Times-Picayune. December 12, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Plaquemines Parish President Nungesser confirms 2nd run for lieutenant governor". The Times-Picayune. February 28, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Jefferson Parish President John Young announces candidacy for lieutenant governor". The Times-Picayune. August 12, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "Lieutenant governor post drawing wide interest". St. Charles Herald Guide. March 20, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Avery, Cole (October 2, 2014). "Scott Angelle to run for governor in 2015". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne 'intends' to run for governor in 2015". The Times-Picayune. March 20, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  7. ^ James Gill (August 22, 2014). "Edmonson's gift for old-style politics". The New Orleans Advocate. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  8. ^ Rebekah Allen (August 6, 2014). "BR mayor Kip Holden says he's running for Lieutenant Gov". Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  9. ^ Marsha Shuler (December 12, 2014). "Mayor-President Kip Holden announces run for Louisiana lieutenant governor, touts Baton Rouge turnaround". Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "Gallot eyes run for lieutenant governor". The News-Star. August 12, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2013.

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