Phillip Weatherly

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Phillip "Blake" Weatherly
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U.S. House, Louisiana, District 5
Phillip "Blake" Weatherly was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana.[1] He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.[2]


Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

In a forum on October 8, 2013, at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Weatherly commented on the shutdown, saying, “Our politicians have put their job aside. They should have passed a budget. Let’s fix the root cause of this and work together to pass a budget."[3] He also added that an unbalanced budget is racking up billions in interest payments that could have otherwise been spent on the country.[3]



See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District special election, 2013

Weatherly ran for the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana. [1] The election was held to replace Rodney Alexander, who announced his resignation in order to take a position as the next Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs at the end of September 2013.[4] He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.[2]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Special Election Open Primary, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeil Riser 32% 33,045
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVance McAllister 17.8% 18,386
     Republican Clyde Holloway 10.9% 11,250
     Republican Phillip "Blake" Weatherly 0.5% 517
     Republican Jay Morris 6.9% 7,083
     Democratic Marcus Hunter 3% 3,088
     Democratic Robert Johnson 9.6% 9,971
     Democratic Jamie Mayo 14.8% 15,317
     Democratic Weldon Russell 2.5% 2,554
     Libertarian Henry Herford, Jr. 0.9% 886
     Libertarian S.B.A. Zaitoon 0.1% 129
     Green Eliot Barron 0.5% 492
     Independent Tom Gibbs 0.3% 324
     Independent Peter Williams 0.3% 335
Total Votes 103,377
Source: Official results via Louisiana Secretary of State

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