In all the shuffle of the Presidential race, people have forgot one remaining primary in Louisiana. On November 4, there will be a runoff, followed by a December 6th general election in a seat vacated by Jim McCrery. John Fleming and Chris Gorman are running. Human Events’ John Gizzi says:
On the Republican side, physician Barry Fleming and trucking executive Chris Gorman placed one-two (35 percent to 34 percent ) and will take their battle into the run-off. Their contest is expected to focus on the issue of illegal immigration. Fleming has proposed a transportation system to bus immigrants who have first been screened into the country as laborers, while Gorman has taken a hard-line, border security-first position.
Running third (31 percent) in the GOP primary was trial attorney Jeff Thompson, who had the endorsement of McCrery. Neither Thompson nor the outgoing congressman is expected to get involved in the Fleming-Gorman run-off.
Indeed, immigration is the issue, and Dan Riehl has a nice write-up of the issues there.