Democrats Expand Narrow House Majority with Win in Louisiana Special Election

HeadlineApr 26, 2021

Back in the U.S., in Louisiana, state Senator Troy Carter won the special election to fill the congressional seat left open by Cedric Richmond when he joined the Biden administration earlier this year. Troy Carter, a centrist Democrat, beat out state Senator Karen Carter Peterson, who was backed by progressives and received an endorsement by New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Once Carter is sworn in, Democrats will widen their margin slightly with 219 House members versus 212 Republicans.

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