Mar 21, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Julia Letlow wins House race in Louisiana to replace her husband
Julia Letlow (R) on Saturday won Louisiana's 5th congressional district's special election for the U.S. House, AP reports.
Why it matters: Letlow will now replace her late husband, Rep.-elect Luke Letlow (R), who passed away from COVID-19 in December. He was just 41 years old. She received a resounding endorsement from former President Trump, who said she is "so outstanding."
The big picture: Letlow's race is not the only special election in 2021 that's been prompted by a member of Congress passing from COVID-19.
- Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas) also passed in February from COVID-19. His wife, Susan Wright, is similarly running to take his seat.