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Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is congratulating President Barack Obama for his re-election victory, while saying that won't change his course in Louisiana.
Jindal issued a statement that said, "Here in Louisiana, we will continue to do what we have always done, and that means standing up for our people and doing what we think is right no matter who is president."
Louisiana's governor campaigned across the country for unsuccessful GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who Jindal also congratulated for running a "strong race."
As the nation shifts from election debates to governing discussions, the campaign season hasn't wrapped up in Louisiana.
Several races around the state are headed into a Dec. 8 runoff after this week's election.
At the top of the list is the 3rd Congressional District race, where the nasty fight between Republicans Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry will continue through the Thanksgiving holidays. The two men had largely ignored their opponents and acted like it was a two-man race since August.
Voters around Louisiana may be sharply divided on many issues, but not on term limits for local school boards.
With Tuesday's vote, school board members across all of Louisiana's public school districts will be limited to three consecutive four-year terms.
Proposals to enact term limits on the boards passed overwhelmingly, winning easily in all 67 school districts where they were on the ballot. The term limit provision passed with at least 70 percent support in each district.