Louisiana's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Louisiana's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Election Runoff Date
December 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John Fleming Republican Party
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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 4th 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 John Fleming (R), who was first elected in 2008.

Louisiana's 4th Congressional District encompasses the western portion of the state. St. Landry, Evangeline, Allen, Beauregard, Vernon, Sabine, Natchitoches, De Soto, Red River, Bienville, Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Cialborne and Union parishes are included in the district.[7]

Candidates

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District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, John Fleming (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randall Lord in the general election.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Fleming Incumbent 75.3% 187,894
     Libertarian Randall Lord 24.7% 61,637
Total Votes 249,531
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Fleming won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated David Melville (D) and Artis Cash (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 4th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Fleming Incumbent 62.3% 105,223
     Democratic David Melville 32.4% 54,609
     Independent Artis Cash 5.3% 8,962
Total Votes 168,794

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