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Louisiana Rep.-elect Luke Letlow died from COVID-19 complications shortly before his swearing-in. Now his wife is running in a special election to fill his seat

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Luke Letlow leaves behind his wife, Julia, and their two small children.
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Julia Letlow, the widow of Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, said that's she's running in a Louisiana special election to fill his seat.
"Everything in my life and in my marriage has prepared me for this moment," she said in a statement on Thursday.
Luke Letlow was poised to be Louisiana's newest Republican member of Congress but he died from COVID-19 complications shortly before being sworn into office.
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