Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Election Runoff Date
December 6, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Charles Boustany Jr. Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Charles Boustany Jr. Republican Party
Charles Boustany Jr.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

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

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The 3rd Congressional District of Louisiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
August 22, 2014
November 4, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Louisiana has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Louisiana elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Charles Boustany Jr. (R), who was first elected in 2004.

Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District encompasses southern Louisiana and stretches from the Texas border to Iberia and St. Martin parishes. Cameron, Calcasleu, Jeff Davis, acadis, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermillion and Iberia parishes are included in this district.[4]


Candidates

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.

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[6] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[7] Charles Boustany voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[9] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Charles Boustany voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Charles Boustany

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Charles Boustany Jr. (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Landry in the run-off after the general election.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 3 General Election Runoff, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Boustany Jr. Incumbent 60.9% 58,820
     Republican Jeff Landry 39.1% 37,764
Total Votes 96,584
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election".

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jeff Landry won election to the United States House. He defeated Ravi Sangisetty (D) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Landry 63.8% 108,963
     Democratic Ravi Sangisetty 36.2% 61,914
Total Votes 170,877

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 7, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 7, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 7, 2014
  4. Louisiana Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 Louisiana Elections and Voting, "Candidate list," accessed August 27, 2014
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013