Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Election Runoff Date
December 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Cedric Richmond Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Louisiana U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Louisiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Cedric Richmond (D), who was first elected in 2010. He won re-election in 2012 with 55% of the vote.

Candidate Filing Deadline General Election Runoff Election
August 22, 2014
November 4, 2014
December 6, 2014

Primary: Louisiana is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election. In Louisiana, the runoff general election on December 6, 2014, is only required if no candidate receives 50 percent or more of the primary vote. If the runoff election is not needed, the race is decided with the one election (acting as both the primary and the general election) on November 4, 2014.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by October 6, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is November 5, 2014.[7][8]

See also: Louisiana elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Cedric Richmond (D), who was first elected in 2010.

Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District encompasses Orleans, St. Charles, St. John, St. James, Ascension and Iberville parishes in southern Louisiana.[9]



Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[11] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[12] Cedric Richmond voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[14] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Cedric Richmond voted for HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Cedric Richmond

Cedric Richmond (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$15,411.75$136,625.00$(26,482.85)$125,553.90
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$125,553.90$190,532.57$(80,247.08)$235,839.39
October Quarterly[18]October 13, 2013$235,839.39$180,100.68$(60,761.79)$355,178.28
Year-end[19]January 31, 2014$355,178$123,744$(100,445)$378,477
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$378,477$107,553$(103,598)$382,431
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$382,431$192,891$(90,673)$484,649
Running totals

District history

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On November 6, 2012, Cedric Richmond (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gary Landrieu , Dwayne Bailey, Josue Larose and Caleb Trotter in the general election.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCedric Richmond Incumbent 55.2% 158,501
     Democratic Gary Landrieu 25% 71,916
     Republican Dwayne Bailey 13.5% 38,801
     Republican Josue Larose 3.9% 11,345
     Libertarian Caleb Trotter 2.4% 6,791
Total Votes 287,354
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Cedric Richmond won election to the United States House. He defeated Anh "Joseph" Cao (R), Anthony Marquize (Independent) and Jack Radosta (Independent) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCedric Richmond 64.6% 83,705
     Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao 33.5% 43,378
     Independent Anthony Marquize 1.4% 1,876
     Independent Jack Radosta 0.5% 645
Total Votes 129,604

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 7, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 7, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 7, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Louisiana Secretary of State Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Louisiana Secretary of State Website, "Search Election Dates," accessed September 4, 2014
  9. Louisiana Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Louisiana Elections and Voting, "Candidate list," accessed August 27, 2014
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 25, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013