The battle has been raging for months and now it is over. Moderate Republican Clay Schexnayder of Gonzales has been elected House Speaker on a 60-45 vote.
This is a loss for conservative leaders who were working to get Sherman Mack of Livingston Parish elected as Speaker.
LSU fans are going to extremes to celebrate tonight's National Championship game against Clemson. In fact, several are suspected of stealing Coach O life size cutouts that are on display in Raising Canes restaurants across the state.