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Jane Smith falls short in bid for LA Senate seat

Posted: Updated: Oct 23, 2011 12:38 AM CDT
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Louisiana House incumbent, Jane Smith was unable to bring in the votes needed to claim the Louisiana Senate District 37 seat Saturday. Her opponent Barrow Peacock landed 55% of the vote broken down to 10,331 voters.

Bringing in just 8,295 votes, Smith blamed voter turnout.

"Obviously we needed a much better turnout in Bossier. I'm thinking that we're talking about now, this race was decided by around 20 thousand votes," said Jane Smith.

Smith said this will not be the end of her 12 years of service to Louisiana.   


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