Louisiana 4th District Race Remains Largely Free Of Attacks
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a tense and bitter election season, Louisiana's 4th Congressional District race may be something of an anomaly.
The eight candidates vying to fill the open northwest Louisiana-based seat have avoided personal clashes ahead of the Nov. 8 election.
The race is expected to be decided in a December runoff.
As the lone Democrat, Marshall Jones, a Shreveport lawyer, is expected to have the automatic edge on a runoff spot.
Three Republicans have drawn most attention for the other spot: Shreveport cardiologist Trey Baucum, Shreveport City Council member Oliver Jenkins and state Rep. Mike Johnson.
Baucum is touting his background as a political newcomer. Johnson talks of his record as a constitutional attorney and in the Louisiana Legislature pushing conservative issues. Jenkins highlights his career as a Marine fighter pilot.
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