06:30 Newscast November 23, 2015

A state representative from Amite is the next governor of Louisiana. John Bel Edwards defeated Republican David Vitter by double digits, becoming the first Democrat to win a statewide election since 2008. Edwards has this message for Louisiana residents….

cut 8 (12) “people first”

About a month ago, Vitter was the odds on favorite to be the next governor of Louisiana. But now it appears his political career is over as he’s announced he won’t seek re-election to the US Senate in 2016…

cut 9 (08) “matter what”

Edwards won Saturday’s election 55 to 45 percent.

In the Lt. Governor’s runoff election, Republican Billy Nungesser defeated Democrat Kip Holden by a 10 percentage point margin.

Two-term Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell was defeated in the Attorney General’s race as fellow Republican and former Congressman Jeff Landry won by 12-percentage points. Caldwell says he’s proud of the work he’s done as the state’s top lawyer…

cut 14 (10) “not through”

Attorney General-elect Landry on what he’ll bring to the office…

cut 16 (06) “I didnt’”

Landry will assume office in January.

You may need a jacket as you get out and about this morning. Morning temperatures are in the 30s across much of the state.