United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in Louisiana

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Louisiana took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected six candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's six congressional districts.
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.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by October 6, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was November 5, 2014.[4][5]

See also: Louisiana elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds five of the six congressional seats from Louisiana.

Members of the U.S. House from Louisiana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 5 5
Total 6 6

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the six congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Steve Scalise Ends.png Republican 1
Cedric Richmond Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Charles Boustany Jr. Ends.png Republican 3
John Fleming Ends.png Republican 4
Vance McAllister Ends.png Republican 5
Bill Cassidy Ends.png Republican 6

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

Disqualified

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

Withdrew

5th Congressional District

Ralph Abraham defeated Jamie Mayo in the runoff on December 6, 2014.

Withdrew

Failed to file

Rumored candidates

Declined to run

6th Congressional District

Garret Graves defeated Edwin Edwards in the runoff on December 6, 2014.

Failed to file

Rumored candidates

Withdrew prior to primary

Declined to run

See also

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