Runoffs May Delay Knowing Who Controls Senate in 2015

April 8, 2014

The Washington Post highlights two states, Louisiana and Georgia, where runoffs will be held if no candidate reaches 50% on Election Day.   Such a scenario is more likely in Louisiana, where individual party nominees are not selected prior to a nonpartisan Election Day race.   This year, it is expected that multiple Republicans will face incument Mary Landrieu.    Recent polling shows Landrieu leading, but remaining below 50%.   In Georgia, the runoff scenario is less likely, but if one does occur  the runoff won't take place until January 6th, 2015, which may be after the 114th Congress is sworn in. 


Races: Georgia US Senate, Louisiana US Senate




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