Gary Landrieu

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Gary Landrieu
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 2
High schoolSt. Paul's High School
Bachelor'sTulane University (1980)
Place of birthNew Orleans
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Gary Landrieu was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Louisiana.


Landrieu was born and raised in New Orleans. He attended Tulane University in 1980.[1]


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See also: Louisiana's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Landrieu ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Louisiana's 2nd District. Landrieu was defeated by incumbent Cedric Richmond (D) in the November 6 blanket primary.[2] 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
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"

Campaign themes

The following are six issues highlighted by Landrieu on his campaign website.[3]

  • Except: Family Values "Gary Landrieu believes that the family unit is the foundation of our nation. The Medicare program is about keeping promises to millions of seniors who have put in a lifetime of hard work. As your Congressman, my goal will be to strengthen Medicare and preserve the program for future generations that put in a lifetime of hard work."[4]
  • Except: Education "Gary Landrieu believes in the importance of education, whether it is through the means of public, private, religious or home-schooling. Gary Landrieu supports the "No Child Left Behind" law. Including the Pledge of Allegiance and the showing of the American flag in school classrooms are both supported."[5]
  • Except: National Policy "Gary Landrieu supports the War on Terror and the presence of American troops overseas. Gary Landrieu supports spending cuts as a viable solution to maintaining the federal budget. Gary Landrieu support preserving Social Security and making health care accessible to citizens by providing an array of affordable options to individuals. As your Congressman, my goal will be to support this nation and families from terror attacks."[6]
  • Except: Justice "Gary Landrieu believes that law and order is one of the utmost responsibilities of government, in that it ensures the protection of life, liberty and freedom for society as a whole, by providing more funds for world-class law enforcement for our Parishes."[7]
  • Except: Economic Policy "Gary Landrieu believes that our government should put citizens in a position to attain jobs and currency."[8]
  • Except: Expanding the Baton Rouge and New Orleans Ports- "Baton Rouge and New Orleans owes its very existence to its location at the mouth of the Mississippi River and its usefulness as a gateway port to the two thirds of the North American continent."[9]

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