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24 contenders vying for Louisiana’s open US Senate seat

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BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s fall ballot is going to be a long one, as competitors trying to reach Washington crammed the races for open U.S. House and Senate seats during the three-day qualifying period that ended Friday.

The Senate race was the most popular, drawing 24 candidates to replace Republican incumbent David Vitter, who isn’t running for re-election. The Secretary of State’s Office said the Senate candidate list has more people on it than any congressional race in its database, which stretches back to 1982.

Among the contenders are two congressmen, the state treasurer, lawyers, businessmen and white supremacist David Duke, who

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