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Houma Times: Magee unseats Whitney

Originally published Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Houma attorney unseated an incumbent state legislator after a bitterly fought campaign Saturday, according to complete but unofficial election results.

Tanner Magee bested fellow Republican Lenar Whitney for the District 53 seat by a margin of 22 percent, marshaling 4,978 votes to Whitney’s 3,206, or 61 percent to 39 percent.

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New York Times: In Red and Blue States, Good Ideas Prevail

Originally published Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Democratic brand did not fare well, to put it mildly, in congressional and governors’ races on Tuesday. Most were contests of political blame, driven by ideological hatred for President Obama. But when the ballot offered a choice on an actual policy, rather than between candidates with a D or R next to their names, voters made notably liberal decisions in both red and blue states.

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The News-Press: Amendment 1 passes, Amendment 3 fails

Originally published 20141105

Voters agreed to designate billions of dollars to Florida conservation efforts over the next 20 years.

Amendment 1 passed overwhelmingly with nearly 75 percent of voters choosing “yes” from 91 percent of precincts reporting, far more than the 60 percent that was needed to pass the ballot measure.

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