Treasurer John Kennedy wins handily among early voters

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Foster Campbell, left, and John Kennedy, right

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – If early voting totals are any indication of the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, Treasurer John Kennedy is headed for victory.

According to early voting numbers released by the Secretary of State’s Office, the Baton Rouge Republican got 64 percent of the early vote, while Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, a Bossier Parish Democrat, got 36 percent of the early vote.

According to independent polls, Kennedy has been favored to win since the runoff was determined in November.

Kennedy and Campbell are vying to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-Metairie. Vitter decided not to seek re-election after he ran against Gov. John Bel Edwards last year in the gubernatorial race and lost.

President-elect Donald Trump was in Baton Rouge Friday to campaign for Kennedy.

Check back for election updates as results come in.