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By Bryn Stole BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) - Republican John Neely Kennedy, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, won a runoff election in Louisiana on Saturday against his Democratic opponent in a race that gives the Republicans a 52-seat majority in the chamber. The Democratic candidate, Foster Campbell, told his supporters in a speech in the state capital of Baton Route that he had called Kennedy to congratulate him on his victory. Kennedy, the state treasurer, had more than 63 percent of the vote with 3,391 of 3,904 precincts reporting, in results posted on the website of the state Secretary of State's Office.