Cassidy wins Senate runoff in Louisiana

Surrounded by family and friends, Louisiana Sen.- elect Bill Cassidy celebrates his win and thanks supporters for their help during his election watch party in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Cassidy beat three-term Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

BATON ROUGE, La. — Republicans completed their conquest of the Senate on Saturday when Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy easily defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a runoff election in Louisiana.

The Associated Press called the race for Cassidy after early returns showed him leading by a wide margin.
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Source News: USA TODAY
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