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  LA Governor - Initial Election
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Parents > United States > Louisiana > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline August 01, 1979 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open October 27, 1979 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close October 27, 1979 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 04, 1980 - 12:00pm
Term End January 04, 1984 - 12:00pm
# Winners2
Turnout 18.74% Total Population
ContributorUser 490
Last ModifiedRBH March 03, 2009 06:58pm
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Description
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/01/1975
NameEdwin W. Edwards Votes750,107 (62.35%)
Term03/08/1976 - 03/10/1980 Margin457,887 (+38.06%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/08/1979
NameDavid C. Treen Votes690,691 (50.35%)
Term03/10/1980 - 03/12/1984 Margin9,557 (+0.70%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceLA Governor - Runoff 12/08/1979
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CANDIDATES (2 Winners)
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Name Rep. David C. Treen Louis Lambert Lt. Gov. James Fitzmorris Secretary of State Paul Hardy E.L. "Bubba" Henry Edgar "Sonny" Mouton, Jr. L.D. Knox
PartyRepublican Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Uncertified Votes297,674 (21.79%) 283,266 (20.74%) 280,760 (20.56%) 227,026 (16.62%) 135,769 (9.94%) 124,333 (9.10%) 6,327 (0.46%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -14,408 (-1.05%) -16,914 (-1.24%) -70,648 (-5.17%) -161,905 (-11.85%) -173,341 (-12.69%) -291,347 (-21.33%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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Name Ken "Cousin Ken" Lewis Greg Nelson  
PartyDemocratic Other  
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Uncertified Votes5,942 (0.44%) 4,783 (0.35%)  
Margin-291,732 (-21.36%) -292,891 (-21.44%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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