ICYMI: Danahay Running For Mayor

Rep. Mike Danahay wants to ditch his legislative seat in order to become the next mayor of Sulphur.

Friends say he has already put a team together and is publicly campaigning. The election isn’t until March 24, 2018, so there’s still time for a field to fill out.

Capitol-watchers are going to be keeping close tabs on this race. The possibility of Mayor Danahay, a Democrat who is term limited in the Legislature, also means the possibility of a special election next year in House District 33.

Danahay’s district was already going to be one to track in 2019, mainly because Republicans think they can flip the seat. Recent electoral counts back up that sentiment. GOP candidates running in ballot-topping races have done very well in the district over the last few years.

(Here’s some backup for that thinking, based on district voting only, with early voters… 2016: Trump 81, Clinton 14… 2015: Vitter 53, JBE 46… 2014: Cassidy 78, Landrieu 21…)

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