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Louisiana's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Louisiana's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Election Runoff Date
December 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Cassidy Republican Party
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Louisiana U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of Louisiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline General Election Runoff General Election
August 22, 2014
November 4, 2014
December 6, 2014

Primary: Louisiana is one of 3 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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by October 5, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is November 5, 2014.[4]

See also: Louisiana elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Bill Cassidy (R), who was first elected in 2008. Cassidy announced on April 3, 2013, that he would be challenging incumbent Mary Landrieu (D) for the Senate seat in Louisiana.[5]

Louisiana's 6th Congressional District encompasses southcentral portions of the state. Point Coupee, WBR, EBR, Livingston, St. Helena, E Feldana, St. John, St. Charles, Assumption and Iberville parishes are included in the district.[6]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Withdrew prior to primary

Potential candidates

Polls

Republican primary

Dietzel (R) v. Claitor (R)
Poll Paul Dietzel (R) Dan Claitor (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
JMC Analytics and Polling
February 24-25, 2014
18%17%65%+/-4.1581
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


General election

Dietzel (R) v. Edwards (D)
Poll Paul Dietzel (R) Edwin Edwards (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
JMC Analytics and Polling
February 24-25, 2014
43%34%23%+/-4.1581
JMC Analytics and Polling
April 10-12, 2014
48%39%13%+/-3.9621
AVERAGES 45.5% 36.5% 18% +/-4 601
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


General election candidates
Poll Edwin Edwards (D) Dan Claitor (R)Paul Dietzel (R)Craig McCulloch (R)Garret Graves (R)Cassie Felder (R)Charles "Trey" Thomas (R)Richard Lieberman (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Glascock Group
March 20, 2014
43%20.3%19.2%4.4%4%3.9%2.6%2.5%0%+/-3.0718
JMC Analytics and Polling
April 10-12, 2014
32%11%11%1%2%2%0%0%30%+/-3.9621
AVERAGES 37.5% 15.65% 15.1% 2.7% 3% 2.95% 1.3% 1.25% 15% +/-3.45 669.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign contributions

Paul Dietzel

Paul Dietzel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[29]July 15, 2013$0.00$57,148$(3,173)$53,975
October Quarterly[30]October 16, 2013$53,975$60,033$(61,479)$52,529
Year End[31]January 31, 2014$52,529$85,172$(62,848)$74,853
Running totals
$202,353$(127,500)

Cassie Felder

Cassie Felder (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[32]January 31, 2014$0$23,150$(5,712)$17,437
Running totals
$23,150$(5,712)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Bill Cassidy (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rufus Holt Craig Jr. and Richard Torregano in the general election.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cassidy Incumbent 79.4% 243,553
     Libertarian Rufus Holt Craig,Jr 10.5% 32,185
     None Richard Torregano 10.1% 30,975
Total Votes 306,713
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bill Cassidy won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. (D) in the general election.[33]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cassidy incumbent 65.6% 138,607
     Democratic Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. 34.4% 72,577
Total Votes 211,184

See also

External links

References

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  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
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  5. Roll Call, "Louisiana: Cassidy Challenging Landrieu" Accessed April 9, 2013
  6. Louisiana Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
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  8. Politico, "Ex-gov announces bid for Congress," accessed March 17, 2014
  9. Roll Call, "Report: Edwin Edwards Mulls Congressional Bid," accessed January 2, 2013
  10. Bloomberg, "Ex-Con Ex-Governor Running for Congress," accessed February 20, 2014
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  15. NOLA.com, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed December 2, 2013
  16. NOLA.com, "Baton Rouge lawmaker Dan Claitor will run in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District," accessed December 9, 2013
  17. The Daily Reveille, "LSU student announces plan to run for U.S. House seat," accessed January 22, 2014
  18. The Advocate, "Thomas running for Congress," accessed February 3, 2014
  19. NOLA.com, "Baker small businessman Craig McCulloch to run for seat in Louisiana's 6th District," accessed February 18, 2014
  20. AP News, "Jindal's ex-coastal leader running for Congress," accessed March 1, 2014
  21. Greenwich Times, "Craig seeks 6th congressional seat again," accessed March 26, 2014
  22. News Orleans Advocate, "Libertarian Craig joins 6th District race for Congress," accessed March 26, 2014
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Roll Call "Landrieu Race Pivotal to Political Futures in Bayou State | Farm Team" accessed July 26, 2013
  24. Nola.com, "Newly-minted Port Allen Republican to run for Cassidy's seat," accessed August 12, 2013
  25. Nola.com, "Baton Rouge Council Member Ryan Heck confirms plans to run for Congress," accessed August 23, 2013
  26. The Advocate, "Lawyer joins race for Congress," accessed February 3, 2014
  27. Bayou Buzz, " Tony Perkins Considers Run for Congress," accessed October 15, 2013
  28. NOLA.com, "Shelley Hendrix could jump into 6th District race, report says," accessed February 12, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 4, 2014
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013