- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Fourteen Republicans and 10 Democrats have signed up to compete for Louisiana’s eight electoral votes in the March 5 presidential primary.

Qualifying for the primary ballot ended Friday. Candidates either sent a representative to qualify them by proxy or mailed their paperwork into the Secretary of State’s office.

Democrats signing up included Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, Steve Burke, Rocky De La Fuente, Henry Hewes, Keith Judd, Michael Steinberg, Willie Wilson and John Wolfe.

Republicans who qualified for the ballot were Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Tim Cook and Peter Messina.

Not in Louisiana’s March primary is Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

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