|U.S. House, Louisiana, District 2|
Bailey ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Louisiana's 2nd District. Bailey faced incumbent Cedric Richmond (D), Gary Landrieu (D), Josue Larose (R), and Caleb Trotter (L) in the November 6 blanket primary. Louisiana does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates did not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they went to a runoff, to be held on December 8.
|U.S. House, Louisiana District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Cedric Richmond Incumbent||55.2%||158,501|
|Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Bailey ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana House of Representatives District 58. He faced fellow Democrats Heurlin Delpit, Gail Holland and Ed Price in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. Price defeated Bailey in the November 19 general election to win the seat.
|Louisiana House of Representatives District 58 General Election, 2011|
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