ATLANTA -- Louisiana's incumbent Gov. Buddy Roemer has been eliminated unexpectedly from the state's 1991 gubernatorial race as former Gov. Edwin Edwards and former Klansman David Duke bested him in the state's open primary election held Saturday.
Mr. Edwards, a Democrat who received 34% of the vote, and Mr. Duke, a Republican who pulled in 32%, will now face each other in a runoff election set for Nov. 16. In Louisiana, all contenders for the governorship vie in an open primary, but if no one candidate receives an outright majority, the top two finishers then square off in a follow-up contest.