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2012 U.S. House Elections in Louisiana

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Louisiana District Pages
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Louisiana took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected six candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's six congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
August 17, 2012
November 6, 2012
December 8, 2012

Primary: Louisiana has a open primary system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party.

Voter registration: Louisiana does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates did not receive a sufficient majority of the vote on that date, they go to a runoff, to be held on December 8. Voters were required to register to vote in the November 6 election by October 9; for the December 8 runoff, the voter registration deadline was November 7.[1]

See also: Louisiana elections, 2012


Unlike most states, Louisiana uses the blanket primary - under this system all candidates, regardless of party, run in the same primary. A candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election will take place on December 8, 2012 between the top-two vote getters.

The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projected that Democrats would win one district while Republicans would win five seats.[2]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held six of the seven Congressional seats from Louisiana. However, the state lost one seat after the 2010 census and elected six representatives.

Members of the U.S. House from Louisiana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 6 5
Total 7 6

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the seven congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Bill Cassidy Ends.png Republican 6
Cedric Richmond Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Charles Boustany Jr. Ends.png Republican 7
Jeff Landry Ends.png Republican 3
John Fleming Ends.png Republican 4
Rodney Alexander Ends.png Republican 5
Steve Scalise Ends.png Republican 1

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 6 seats up for election in 2012 in Louisiana. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
Louisiana, District 1 Republican Party Steve Scalise 45.4% 290,410 Vinny Mendoza
Louisiana, District 2 Democratic Party Cedric Richmond 30.1% 287,354 Gary Landrieu
Louisiana, District 3 Republican Party Charles Boustany Jr. 21.8% 96,584 Jeff Landry
Louisiana, District 4 Republican Party John Fleming 50.6% 249,531 Randall Lord
Louisiana, District 5 Republican Party Rodney Alexander 63.4% 260,216 Ron Ceasar
Louisiana, District 6 Republican Party Bill Cassidy 68.9% 306,713 Rufus Holt Craig,Jr

General election candidates

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party M.V. Mendoza
Republican Party Steve Scalise
Republican Party Gary King
Independent David Turknett
Independent Arden Wells
Steve Scalise Republican Party Steve Scalise No
2nd Democratic Party Cedric Richmond
Democratic Party Gary Landrieu
Republican Party Dwayne Bailey
Republican Party Josue Larose
Libertarian Party Caleb Trotter
Cedric Richmond Democratic Party Cedric Richmond No
3rd Democratic Party Ron Richard
Republican Party Jeff Landry
Republican Party Charles Boustany Jr.
Republican Party Bryan Barrilleaux
Libertarian Party Jim Stark
Jeff Landry Republican Party Charles Boustany Jr. No
4th Republican Party John Fleming
Libertarian Party Randall Lord
John Fleming Republican Party John Fleming No
5th Republican Party Rodney Alexander
Libertarian Party Clay Steven Grant
Independent Ron Ceasar
Rodney Alexander Republican Party Rodney Alexander No
6th Republican Party Bill Cassidy
Libertarian Party Rufus Holt Craig Jr.
Independent Richard Torregano
Bill Cassidy Republican Party Bill Cassidy No
7th District Removed in Redistricting Charles Boustany Jr. N/A N/A

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

1st Congressional District

Nonpartisan Blanket Primary

Democratic Party M.V. Mendoza:[3]
Republican Party Steve Scalise: Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gary King[3]
Independent David Turknett[3]
Independent Arden Wells[3]

2nd Congressional District

Nonpartisan Blanket Primary

Democratic Party Cedric Richmond:IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Gary Landrieu
Republican Party Dwayne Bailey:[3]
Republican Party Josue Larose[3]
Libertarian Party Caleb Trotter:[3]

3rd Congressional District

Nonpartisan Blanket Primary

Democratic Party Ron Richard:[3]
Republican Party Jeff Landry: Incumbent Advanced to runoff
Republican Party Charles Boustany Jr.: Incumbent from now defunct 7th District Advanced to runoff
Republican Party Bryan Barrilleaux[3]
Libertarian Party Jim Stark[3]

4th Congressional District

Nonpartisan Blanket Primary

Republican Party John Fleming: IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Randall Lord[3]

5th Congressional District

Nonpartisan Blanket Primary

Republican Party Rodney Alexander: IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Clay Steven Grant[3]
Independent Ron Ceasar[3]

6th Congressional District

Nonpartisan Blanket Primary

Republican Party Bill Cassidy:IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Rufus Holt Craig Jr.[3]
Independent Richard Torregano[3]

References

See also