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Kennedy, Campbell head to runoff for U.S. Senate seat

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The race for U.S. senator will head into a runoff between Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell. 

When the race began, there were 24 candidates were vying for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by David Vitter. The other top contenders in the race were Democrat Caroline Fayard and Republican Congressmen Charles Boustany and John Fleming. 

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Kennedy was elected to his fifth term as state treasurer in 2015 and before that he served as the former secretary for the Department of Revenue. 

Campbell has been a member of the Public Service Commission since 2002. Before that, he was the state senator for District 36 for seven uninterrupted terms representing both rural areas and suburban Bossier Parish. 

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