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The '''state of [[Louisiana]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
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* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''August 22, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''October 6, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary date]]: '''November 4, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for General election: '''November 5, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|General election date]]: '''December 6, 2014'''
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==2014 elections==
 
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===Races to watch in Louisiana===
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'''''Louisiana State Legislature'''''
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===Elections by type===
 
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014]]''
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014]]''
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==U.S. Senate elections in Louisiana==
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014]] and [[United States Senate elections, 2014]]''
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Voters in [[Louisiana]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]].
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The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Mary Landrieu]] (D). Landrieu was first elected in 1996.
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===Candidates===
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mary Landrieu]]: ''Incumbent''
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*{{reddot}} [[Bill Cassidy]]: [[U.S. House|Representative]] from the [[Louisiana's 6th Congressional District|6th District]]<ref name="rc">[http://atr.rollcall.com/louisiana-cassidy-challenging-landrieu/ ''Roll Call'' "Louisiana: Cassidy Challenging Landrieu" Accessed April 9, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Rob Maness]]: Retired Air Force colonel<ref>[http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/05/us_senate_race_attracts_air_fo.html ''The Times-Picayune'' "Sen. Mary Landrieu's new challenger: Air Force veteran from Madisonville" Accessed May 17, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Paul Hollis]]: [[Louisiana House of Representatives|State Representative]]<ref>[http://lapolitics.com/2013/10/another-republican-legislator-thinking-about-senate-run-3/ ''Louisiana Politics,'' "Another Republican Legislator Thinking About Senate Run," accessed October 28, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/goper-jumps-in-to-la-race-for-senate-101614.html ''Politico,'' "GOPer jumps in to La. race for Senate," accessed December 30, 2013]</ref>
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===Race ratings===
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====Most vulnerable seats====
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The [[United States Senate|Senate race in Louisiana]] was included on a list of the seven most vulnerable [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] seats up for election in 2014. The seven included in the list were: [[United States Senate elections in Alaska, 2014|Alaska]], [[United States Senate elections in Arkansas, 2014|Arkansas]], [[United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014|Iowa]], [[Louisiana]], [[United States Senate elections in North Carolina, 2014|North Carolina]], [[United States Senate elections in South Dakota, 2014|South Dakota]], and [[United States Senate elections in West Virginia, 2014|West Virginia]]. Going into the 2014 election, all seven seats were held by [[Democrats]].<ref name="fiscal">[http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/02/15/7-Senate-Seats-at-Risk-Hint-Theyre-All-Blue.aspx#page1 ''Fiscal Times,'' "7 Senate Seats Most at Risk—Hint: They’re All Blue," Accessed February 15, 2013]</ref>
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=====Washington Post top 10 races=====
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{{thefixtopten|state=the U.S. Senate election in Louisiana|Reason=Sen. Landrieu has to run while facing the fallout from Obamacare. However, as of late 2013, the GOP was struggling to find a strong candidate.}}
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===Race background===
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According to an April 2013 report, [[Democratic]] incumbent [[Mary Landrieu]] raised $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2013, and had $3.5 million cash on hand.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/red-state-democrats-raise-millions-elections-90103.html?hp=r2 ''Politico'' "Red-state Democrats raise millions" Accessed April 18, 2013]</ref> However, potential challenger Rep. [[Bill Cassidy]] ([[Republican|R]]) was not far behind, with $2 million in the bank at the end of the first quarter.<ref name="fiscal"/> That far outpaces other possible opponents. In reports from July 2013 Landrieu reported raising $1.7 million during the second quarter and had $4.9 million cash-on-hand.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/mary-landrieu-campaign-funds-93859.html#ixzz2YYgUcBU9 ''Politico'' "Sen. Mary Landrieu builds up campaign funds" Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>
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[[Republican]] candidate [[Rob Maness]] is seeking the backing of the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), a group that backs conservative primary challengers in [[United States Senate|Senate]] races, which he says is “a strong supporter of my campaign.”<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/312175-cassidys-strong-quarter-boosts-gop-hopes-in-louisiana ''The Hill'' "GOP Senate fortunes get boost with Cassidy's Louisiana fundraising haul" Accessed July 22, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/299887-second-republican-enters-race-for-mary-landrieus-seat ''The Hill'' "Second Republican enters race for Mary Landrieu's seat" Accessed July 22, 2013]</ref> Former Rep. [[Jeff  Landry]] is another possible [[Republican]] challenger.
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[[Mary Landrieu|Landrieu]] has never won more than 52 percent of the vote in her three previous [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] victories.<ref name="fiscal"/> A hypothetical [[Republican]] majority in 2015 would require winning this seat.<ref name="fiscal"/>
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[[Governor of Louisiana|Louisiana Gov.]] [[Bobby Jindal]] said on July 8, 2013, that he has no plans to run against incumbent [[Mary Landrieu]] in 2014, despite frequent speculation about his interest.<ref name="jindal"/> The [[Republican]] [[Governor of Louisiana|governor]] flatly rejected the idea that he wanted to return to [[Congress]], saying when asked about the race, "Absolutely not, emphatically no."<ref name="jindal"/> He went on to repeat his disinterest several more times, seeking to squelch a rumor that just seems unable to disappear in [[Louisiana]]'s political circles.<ref name="jindal"/> "There is no caveat, no wiggle room. I'm not trying to give myself any outs. I have absolutely no interest in running for the [[United States Senate]]. I'm not a candidate for the [[United States Senate]]. I will not be a candidate for the [[United States Senate]]. You can film that. You can write that down. Absolutely not," [[Bobby Jindal|Jindal]] repeated when asked about the rumor.<ref name="jindal"/>
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====Louisiana GOP statewide tour====
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In an effort to unseat [[Mary Landrieu]] in the 2014 election, the [[Louisiana]] [[Republican Party]] announced that it is planning a statewide 100-city tour, ''to the Roots,'' set to begin in August 2013.<ref name="goptour">[http://www.wwl.com/pages/16865672.php?contentType=4&contentId=13449474 ''WWL.com'' "Louisiana GOP plans statewide tour to topple Mary Landrieu" Accessed July 22, 2013]</ref> "We recognize that we have quite a challenge next year in defeating [[United States Senate|Senator]] [[Mary Landrieu|Landrieu]], and it's going to take all hands on deck," said GOP Executive Director Jason Dore. Dore went on to add that the goal of the tour is to determine potential supporters and activists, establish precinct captains and lay the groundwork for 2014.<ref name="goptour"/> "Identify workers that will go out and encourage their friends and their community to go out and support whoever the [[Republican]] candidate ends up being, and vote against [[Mary Landrieu]] as we return the [[United States Senate|Senate]] to [[Republican]] hands," Dore said in a statement regarding the tour.<ref name="goptour"/>
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==U.S. House of Representatives elections in Louisiana==
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014]] and [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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The [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014 U.S. House of Representatives]] elections in [[Louisiana]] will take place on [[United States Congress elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Voters '''will elect six candidates to serve in the [[U.S. House]]''', one from each of the state's six congressional districts.
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===Partisan breakdown===
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds five of the six congressional seats from [[Louisiana]].
 
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===Incumbents===
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Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the six congressional districts are:
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===List of candidates by district===
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===[[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2nd Congressional District]]===
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===[[Louisiana's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014|4th Congressional District]]===
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===[[Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014|5th Congressional District]]===
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==State executive official elections in Louisiana==
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::''See also: [[Louisiana state executive official elections, 2014]] and [[State executive official elections, 2014]]''
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'''Two down ballot state executive positions''' are up for election in the state of [[Louisiana]] in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.
 
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==List of candidates by office==
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====Current incumbents====
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{{reddot}} [[Eric Skrmetta]] (District 1)<br>
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{{bluedot}} [[Foster Campbell]] (District 5)
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[[File:BallotMeasureFinal badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:Ballot measures]]
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==Statewide ballot measure elections in Louisiana==
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::''See also: [[Louisiana 2014 ballot measures]] and [[2014 ballot measures]]''
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'''Eight statewide ballot questions''' are certified for the [[2014 ballot measures|2014 statewide ballot]] in [[Louisiana]].
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==School board elections in Louisiana==
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::''See also: [[List of school board elections in 2014]] and [[Louisiana school board elections, 2014]]''
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A total of '''21''' Louisiana school districts among [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment|America's largest school districts by enrollment]] will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature '''226''' seats up for election. Board elections are scheduled throughout the year with four in May, two in October, 12 in November and three in December. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 467,051 K-12 students.<ref>[http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/elsi/default.aspx?agree=0 ''National Center for Education Statistics,'' "Elementary/Second Information System," Accessed December 30, 2013]</ref>
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===Elections by date===
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A total of '''666''' school districts are holding elections for '''2,141''' seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Louisiana school board elections in chronological order:
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====May 3, 2014====
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* [[Ascension Parish Schools, Louisiana|Ascension Parish Schools]] - ''11 seats''
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* [[Ouachita Parish School System, Louisiana|Ouachita Parish School System]] - ''7 seats''
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* [[Terrebonne Parish School District, Louisiana|Terrebonne Parish School District]] - ''9 seats''
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* [[Vermilion Parish Schools, Louisiana|Vermilion Parish Schools]] - ''4 seats''
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====October 2014====
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* [[Jefferson Parish Public Schools, Louisiana|Jefferson Parish Public Schools]] - ''9 seats''
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* [[St. Landry Parish School Board, Louisiana|St. Landry Parish School Board]] - ''14 seats''
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* [[Acadia Parish Schools, Louisiana|Acadia Parish Schools]] - ''7 seats''
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* [[Bossier Parish Schools, Louisiana|Bossier Parish Schools]] - ''12 seats''
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* [[Caddo Parish Public Schools, Louisiana|Caddo Parish Public Schools]] - ''12 seats''
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* [[Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Louisiana|Calcasieu Parish Public Schools]] - ''15 seats''
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* [[Lafourche Parish Public Schools, Louisiana|Lafourche Parish Public Schools]] - ''15 seats''
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* [[Livingston Parish Public Schools, Louisiana|Livingston Parish Public Schools]] - ''9 seats''
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* [[Rapides Parish School System, Louisiana|Rapides Parish School System]] - ''9 seats''
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* [[St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Louisiana|St. Charles Parish Public Schools]] - ''9 seats''
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* [[St. Mary Parish Schools, Louisiana|St. Mary Parish Schools]] - ''11 seats''
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* [[St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, Louisiana|St. Tammany Parish Public Schools]] - ''15 seats''
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* [[Tangipahoa Parish School System, Louisiana|Tangipahoa Parish School System]] - ''9 seats''
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* [[Vernon Parish School District, Louisiana|Vernon Parish School District]] - ''15 seats''
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====December 6, 2014====
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* [[East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Louisiana|East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools]] - ''11 seats''
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* [[Iberia Parish School System, Louisiana|Iberia Parish School System]] - ''14 seats''
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* [[Lafayette Parish School System, Louisiana|Lafayette Parish School System]] - ''9 seats''
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==Voting in Louisiana==
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::''See also: [[Voting in Louisiana]]''
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===Important voting information===
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* [[Louisiana]] uses a [[blanket primary]] system, meaning that all candidates compete in the same primary election, regardless of party affiliation.  The two who receive the most votes then advance to the general election.  This also means the primary is an [[open primary]], meaning that citizens do not need to register for a specific party to vote in the primary.
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===Voting absentee===
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::''See also: [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting by state]]''
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For information about '''eligibility''', '''deadlines''', '''military and overseas voting''' and '''updates to the voting laws in Louisiana''', please visit our [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|absentee voting by state]] page.
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===Voting early===
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::''See also: [[Early voting]]''
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==Elections Performance Index==
 
==Elections Performance Index==
::See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
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::''See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
 
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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Louisiana
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Louisiana
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Louisiana

The state of Louisiana will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
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U.S. House Approveda
State Executives Approveda
State Senate Defeatedd
State House Defeatedd
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2014 elections

Races to watch in Louisiana


Louisiana State Legislature


See also: United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014

Having to run against her vote for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare}, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) faces an uphill battle in an increasingly conservative state. However, Republicans did not start the election cycle unified around one candidate.


Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Louisiana
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race ratings
1.3 Race background

U.S. Senate elections in Louisiana

See also: United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Louisiana will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election 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.[1][2][3] The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mary Landrieu (D). Landrieu was first elected in 1996.

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.

Race ratings

Most vulnerable seats

The Senate race in Louisiana was included on a list of the seven most vulnerable Senate seats up for election in 2014. The seven included in the list were: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Going into the 2014 election, all seven seats were held by Democrats.[8]

Washington Post top 10 races

According to an analysis by The Washington Post, the U.S. Senate election in Louisiana is considered one of the top 10 Senate races of 2014. Sen. Landrieu has to run while facing the fallout from Obamacare. However, as of late 2013, the GOP was struggling to find a strong candidate.[9]

Race background

According to an April 2013 report, Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu raised $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2013, and had $3.5 million cash on hand.[10] However, potential challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) was not far behind, with $2 million in the bank at the end of the first quarter.[8] That far outpaces other possible opponents. In reports from July 2013 Landrieu reported raising $1.7 million during the second quarter and had $4.9 million cash-on-hand.[11]

Republican candidate Rob Maness is seeking the backing of the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), a group that backs conservative primary challengers in Senate races, which he says is “a strong supporter of my campaign.”[12][13] Former Rep. Jeff Landry is another possible Republican challenger.

Landrieu has never won more than 52 percent of the vote in her three previous Senate victories.[8] A hypothetical Republican majority in 2015 would require winning this seat.[8]

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said on July 8, 2013, that he has no plans to run against incumbent Mary Landrieu in 2014, despite frequent speculation about his interest.[14] The Republican governor flatly rejected the idea that he wanted to return to Congress, saying when asked about the race, "Absolutely not, emphatically no."[14] He went on to repeat his disinterest several more times, seeking to squelch a rumor that just seems unable to disappear in Louisiana's political circles.[14] "There is no caveat, no wiggle room. I'm not trying to give myself any outs. I have absolutely no interest in running for the United States Senate. I'm not a candidate for the United States Senate. I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate. You can film that. You can write that down. Absolutely not," Jindal repeated when asked about the rumor.[14]

Louisiana GOP statewide tour

In an effort to unseat Mary Landrieu in the 2014 election, the Louisiana Republican Party announced that it is planning a statewide 100-city tour, to the Roots, set to begin in August 2013.[15] "We recognize that we have quite a challenge next year in defeating Senator Landrieu, and it's going to take all hands on deck," said GOP Executive Director Jason Dore. Dore went on to add that the goal of the tour is to determine potential supporters and activists, establish precinct captains and lay the groundwork for 2014.[15] "Identify workers that will go out and encourage their friends and their community to go out and support whoever the Republican candidate ends up being, and vote against Mary Landrieu as we return the Senate to Republican hands," Dore said in a statement regarding the tour.[15]

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Louisiana
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district

U.S. House of Representatives elections in Louisiana

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Louisiana will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect six candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. 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.[1][2][3]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds five of the six congressional seats from Louisiana.

Members of the U.S. House from Louisiana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
     Republican Party 5 Pending
Total 6 6

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the six congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Steve Scalise Ends.png Republican 1
Cedric Richmond Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Pending Ends.png Republican 3
John Fleming Ends.png Republican 4
Rodney Alexander Ends.png Republican 5
Bill Cassidy Ends.png Republican 6

List of candidates by district

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.

1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

5th Congressional District

Failed to file

Rumored candidates

Declined to run

6th Congressional District

Failed to file

Rumored candidates

Withdrew prior to primary

Declined to run

State executive official elections in Louisiana

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See also: Louisiana state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Louisiana
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
3 Down ballot offices
3.1 Auditor
3.2 Treasurer
3.3 Agriculture Commissioner
3.4 Public Service Commissioner

Two down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Louisiana in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Public Service Commission Eric Skrmetta
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2009 Yes Republican Party Eric Skrmetta

Republican Party Allen "Al" Leone

Republican Party Forest Wright
Pending Pending
Public Service Commission Foster Campbell
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2003 Yes Democratic Party Foster Campbell
Republican Party Keith Gates[61]
Pending Pending

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. 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.

Public Service Commission


Current incumbents

Republican Party Eric Skrmetta (District 1)
Democratic Party Foster Campbell (District 5)

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Louisiana

See also: Louisiana 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Eight statewide ballot questions are certified for the 2014 statewide ballot in Louisiana.

On the ballot

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Healthcare Gives constitutional protection to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund
LRCA Amendment 2 Healthcare Creates a Hospital Stabilization Fund
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Allows agents of tax collectors to assist in the tax sale process and recover costs from fees charged
LRCA Amendment 4 Banking Creates a state infrastructure bank to issue loans to transportation projects
LRCA Amendment 5 Judiciary Removes the retirement age requirement from judicial offices
LRCA Amendment 6 Taxes Authorizes Orleans Parish to levy an additional ad valorem tax for fire and police protection
LRCA Amendment 7 Veterans Makes corrections to language of state's current homestead exemption for disabled veterans
LRCA Amendment 8 Gov't Finances Protects Artificial Reef Development Fund from being used for other purposes
LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Deletes requirement that permanently disabled homeowners certify their income annually to keep property tax rate
LRCA Amendment 10 Property Provides redemption period for certain property sold at tax sale
LRCA Amendment 11 Admin of Gov't Permits upwards of twenty-one state executive departments
LRCA Amendment 12 Admin of Gov't Adds members to the state's Wildlife and Fisheries Commission
LRCA Amendment 13 Property Authorizes New Orleans to sell property at a price fixed by the legislature in the Lower Ninth Ward
LRCA Amendment 14 Taxes Limits when tax rebates can be altered by the legislature

School board elections in Louisiana

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Louisiana school board elections, 2014
Contents
1 School board elections in Louisiana
2 Elections by date
2.1 August 26, 2014
2.2 October 2014
2.3 December 6, 2014

A total of 21 Louisiana school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 226 seats up for election. Board elections are scheduled throughout the year with four in May, two in October, 12 in November and three in December. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 467,051 K-12 students.[62]

Elections by date

Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Louisiana school board elections in chronological order:

May 3, 2014

October 2014

November 4, 2014

December 6, 2014

Voting in Louisiana

See also: Voting in Louisiana
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Important voting information

  • Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, meaning that all candidates compete in the same primary election, regardless of party affiliation. The two who receive the most votes then advance to the general election. This also means the primary is an open primary, meaning that citizens do not need to register for a specific party to vote in the primary.
  • As of September 2014, Louisiana is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Louisiana, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Louisiana is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 14 days before an election and ends seven days prior to election day.[63] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Louisiana ranked 10th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Louisiana received an overall score of 70%.[64]

See also

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