Qualifying for Fall Election Continues Thursday

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – There was little traffic at the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office on the second day of qualifying for the Nov. 6 election.

Only one candidate signed up Thursday for the state's six congressional races on the fall ballot: Richard Torregano, an independent from Baton Rouge, seeking to unseat Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

Every incumbent congressman but Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander has attracted opposition, though many are challenged by little-known candidates.

Meanwhile, the field of candidates vying for an open seat on the seven-member Louisiana Supreme Court grew more crowded. Five Republicans and two Democrats are jockeying to represent the eight-parish Baton Rouge area after Chief Justice Catherine “Kitty” Kimball retires.

Qualifying runs until Friday at 5 p.m.

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