In the race for the U.S. Senate, the field of 24 candidates has been narrowed to 2 finalists. The seat is open following incumbent David Vitter's decision to retire.

Here's the full list of contenders in the race:

John Fleming (R), Charles Boustany Jr. (R), Rob Maness (R), Joseph Cao (R), John Neely Kennedy (R), David Duke (R), Donald Crawford (R), Charles Marsala (R), Caroline Fayard (D), Foster Campbell (D), Josh Pellerin (D), Peter Williams (D), Derrick Edwards (D), Gary Landrieu (D), Vinny Mendoza (D), Thomas Clements (L), Le Roy Gillam (L), Kaitlin Marone (I), Troy Hebert (I), Beryl Billiot (I), Arden Wells (I), William Robert Lang Jr. (Other), and Gregory Taylor Jr. (Other).

 

After a heated race with the crowded field of Republicans, the battle was to see who could be seen as "the most conservative". Now that the dust has settled, Kennedy and Campbell will meet in the December 10th runoff. With 99% of the precincts reporting Kennedy received 25% of the vote and Campbell received 17%. The runoff election is set for a Saturday and turnout is expected to be very low compared to the record numbers seen across the state for the general election. But this will be a classic, Republican VS Democratic battle with the lines clearly drawn in the sand.