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.