September 23, 1996 in Nation/World

Election Presents A Stark Choice

Compiled From Wire Services

Louisiana’s open primary has given voters a striking choice for the U.S. Senate - a Republican with a near loathing for government and a mainstream Democrat who defends it at almost every turn.

The leader among 15 candidates in Saturday’s open primary, in which all candidates run regardless of party, was state Rep. Woody Jenkins, once a Libertarian, once a Democrat, who now calls himself a “centralist” Republican.

He’ll face former state treasurer Mary Landrieu, a Democrat who bills herself as a moderate.

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