Sammy Kershaw Defeated in Second Bid to Become Louisiana Lieutenant Governor

Sammy Kershaw was defeated in his second bid to be elected Louisiana’s lieutenant governor. According to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office, the 52-year-old Republican received 126,160 votes — approximately 19 percent — to place third among eight candidates in Saturday’s (Oct. 2) special election to fill the unexpired term of Mitch Landrieu, who resigned as lieutenant governor in May to become mayor of New Orleans. Republican Jay Dardenne received 28 percent of the vote and Democrat Caroline Fayard garnered 24 percent to advance to the Nov. 2 runoff election. Running for the office in 2007, Kershaw received 30 percent of the vote to finish second behind Landrieu, who received 57 percent. Kershaw’s Top 10 country hits during the ’90s include “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “Cadillac Style,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday” and “Queen of My Double Wide Trailer.”