There are no party primaries in Louisiana. All candidates from all parties appear on the open primary ballot. If no candidate receives a majority (50% of the vote plus 1), a runoff is held between the top two vote getters.
Congressional elections are held every two years. The primary is on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and the run-off (where necessary) is held 32 days thereafter (on the first Saturday after the first Wednesday in December). Candidates can withdraw until poll closing time on election day. Should a candidate withdraw after the ballots are printed, votes cast for that candidate are not counted.
Lenar Whitney, 55, currently serves as a State Representative in the Louisiana House. She is also the RNC National Committee Woman from Louisiana.
Generally regarded as one of the most conservative members of the Louisiana Legislature, Lenar has always stood for less government, less taxes and for the family values that make America strong. She has been a strong advocate for pro-life legislation, as well as educational reform.
A lifelong resident of Houma, Lenar currently lives there with her husband Lee Whitney. Lee and Lenar are both small business owners. Lee owns and operates a sign shop. Lenar has owned a dance studio for several years and is also part owner of a phone company. She has two grown children, Celeste and Ryan. Recently, Celeste and her husband Michael made Lenar and Lee into grandparents with the birth of John Michael.
State Rep. Lenar Whitney leads former Governor Edwin Edwards 53%-47% in a recent Glascock Poll for Congress in LA-06
While announcing her candidacy for the 6th Congressional District in Louisiana, Whitney called global warming a “hoax.” The video is a response to those she describes as “liberals in the lamestream media” who “became unglued and attacked me immediately.”
Currently there are 12 other candidates for this open seat that Republican candidate for US Senate, Dr. Bill Cassidy, has held since 2009. If you have a facebook account then click Like on her facebook page. You can learn more about her by visiting her website. A lot can happen between now and when the polls close on November 4th, but in my opinion she is the most conservative candidate running for this seat, and I especially like her spunk to come right out with her announcement in calling global warming a hoax. The ruling class money men, Hank Paulson and Tom Steyer will spend money against her, but her opinion will resonate well with the constituents in Louisiana’s sixth district.