Republican Julia Letlow Wins Special House Election In Louisiana

Republican Luke Letlow, sadly died recently of COVID. So his wife decided to run for his seat as a Republican.

On Saturday night, the special race was called and Letlow won.

The Democrat majority in the House just got a little bit smaller.

Townhall reports:

Girl Power: Rep. Elect Julia Letlow Wins Special Election, Increases Record Amount of GOP Women in House

Not long after her husband, Rep. Elect Louisiana Luke Letlow (R-LA), died from COVID-19 complications, his widow, Julia Letlow made the decision to run for the seat herself. In the last few hours of Saturday night, she won that race to serve as the congresswoman for the 5th district of Louisiana.

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It’s not only a heartfelt moment because she’s filling her husband’s seat, though it certainly is, especially with her press release in part reading “What was born out of the terrible tragedy of losing my husband, Luke, has become my mission in his honor to carry the torch and serve the good people of Louisiana’s 5th District.”

Rep. Elect Letlow, though, helps shrink the Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and adds one more name to the record number of GOP women serving in Congress.

See her tweets below:

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Congratulations to new Rep. Elect Letlow!



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