Jindal-Endorsed Creationist Loses in Louisiana
Baton Rouge lawyer Dan Claitor beat businessman and fellow Republican Lee Domingue — the candidate with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s backing — to win the state Senate District 16 seat in Saturday’s special election.
Claitor garnered 11,713 or 66� percent of the vote to Domingue’s 6,114 or 34 percent, based on complete but unofficial election returns.
Domingue far out-raised and outspent Claitor in the election to fill a vacancy created when Republican Bill Cassidy was elected to the U.S. Congress.
Lee Domingue is a Biblical literalist who wants creationism taught in public schools, and wants to ban single Louisiana citizens from adopting children:
It’s too bad the Louisiana voters couldn’t stop Jindal from signing his Discovery Institute-sponsored bill to sneak creationism into public schools, but at least this outright creationist has been shown the door.