- Associated Press - Monday, November 7, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on Louisiana’s elections (all times local):

2 p.m.

Few surprises are expected on who Louisianians will choose in the presidential race, with Republican Donald Trump heavily favored to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state.

While that outcome appears all but certain Tuesday, the state’s U.S. Senate race is far from decided.

Twenty-four candidates are on the ballot, though only five are in the top tier. No one is expected to get more than 50 percent, so the Senate seat isn’t expected to be settled until a Dec. 10 runoff.

In U.S. House races, four incumbents are running for re-election, while two seats are open - in the 3rd and 4th congressional districts - because Republican U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and John Fleming are running for the Senate.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

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10:50 a.m.

Candidates in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race are crisscrossing the state, shaking hands and appearing on radio and TV in a final push to draw voter support on Election Day.

Twenty-four candidates are vying for the open seat Tuesday. Five are considered contenders to reach the Dec. 10 runoff.

That includes two Democrats, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell and lawyer Caroline Fayard, and three Republicans, U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, U.S. Rep. John Fleming and Treasurer John Kennedy.

Fleming was holding a rally Monday with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Boustany was talking with voters at Baton Rouge breakfast and lunch spots. Campbell was speaking to a New Orleans civil justice group. Fayard was hitting a high-profile New Orleans restaurant for lunch.

Kennedy, like others, was making the rounds on radio and TV.


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