Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Election Runoff Date
December 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Cedric Richmond Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Cedric Richmond Democratic Party
Cedric Richmond.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[3]

Louisiana U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd congressional district of Louisiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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.[4][5][6]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Cedric Richmond (D), who was first elected in 2010.

Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District encompasses Orleans, St. Charles, St. John, St. James, Ascension and Iberville parishes in southern Louisiana.[7]


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District history


On November 6, 2012, Cedric Richmond (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gary Landrieu , Dwayne Bailey, Josue Larose, and Caleb Trotter in the general election.

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"


On November 2, 2010, Richmmond won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Anh "Joseph" Cao (R) Anthony Marquize (I), and Jack Radosta (I) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCedric Richmond 64.6% 83,705
     Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao Incumbent 33.5% 43,378
     Independent Anthony Marquize 1.4% 1,876
     Independent Jack Radosta 0.5% 645
Total Votes 129,604

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