Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
December 6, 2014
Cook Political Report: Solid D
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D
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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Cedric Richmond (D), who was first elected in 2010.
Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.
|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"|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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