New twist on runoff election - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

New twist on runoff election

Reported by KPLC Staff:

Candidate John Fontenot says he didn't want to force a runoff over just one vote. His opponent Mark Ekhard was one vote away from winning outright Saturday night and is grateful for Fontenot's decision to withdraw. Fontenot will send the Secretary of State a notarized letter to make his plans official.

 

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    Lake Charles' annual Red White Blue & You celebration will take place July 4 (Source: City of Lake Charles)Lake Charles' annual Red White Blue & You celebration will take place July 4 (Source: City of Lake Charles)
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