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

Incumbent prior to election:
Charles Boustany Jr. Republican Party
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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.

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 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.[1][2][3]

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

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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 Incumbent 39.1% 37,764
Total Votes 96,584
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election".

2010

On November 2, 2010, Landry won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Ravi Sangisetty (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District, 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


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