From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
In the special election in LA-6, Democrat Don Cazayoux beat Woody Jenkins 49%-46%, adding another seat to the Democrats' pick-up list. This is the first time Democrats have held the seat since 1974. In many ways this election was seen as a test run for a GOP anti-Obama strategy. The National Republican Congressional Committee ran an ad trying to link Cazayoux to Obama's and Pelosi's "radical agenda, very different from Louisiana's values. … Is Obama right for Louisiana? Is Pelosi? You decide."
The seat had been held for 20 years by Republican Richard Baker before he resigned to become a lobbyist.
*** UPDATE *** Obama issued this statement last night: "I congratulate Congressman-elect Don Cazayoux on his victory tonight. By electing Don in this traditionally Republican district, the people of Louisiana rejected the politics of division and distraction, and voted for real change. Don's victory sends a clear sign that the American people are ready to turn the page on the failed policies of the past eight years. And I look forward to working with him in the coming months to fix our economy and lift up America's hardworking families."