United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014
Louisiana
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November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

All 6 Louisiana seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 1
Seats won 5 1
Seat change 0 0
Popular vote 823,684 394,840
Percentage 67.60% 32.40

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana were held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the six U.S. Representatives from the state of Louisiana, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including the United States Senate.

Under Louisiana's jungle primary system, all candidates appeared on the same ballot, regardless of party. If no candidate received 50 percent plus one vote during the primary election, a runoff election will be held on December 6, 2014 between the top two candidates in the primary.[1]

District 1[edit]

Republican incumbent Steve Scalise, who has represented the 1st district since 2008, considered running for the U.S. Senate, but instead ran for re-election.[2] He faced Democrats Lee A. Dugas and M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza and Libertarian Jeffry "Jeff" Sanford in the election.[3]

Louisiana's 1st Congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Scalise 189,250 77.56%
Democratic M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza 24,761 10.15%
Democratic Lee A. Dugas 21,286 8.72%
Libertarian Jeffry "Jeff" Sanford 8,707 3.57%
Totals 244,004 100%
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

Democratic incumbent Cedric Richmond, who has represented the 2nd district since 2011, ran for re-election.[2] He faced Democrat Gary Landrieu, Libertarian Samuel Davenport and Independent David Brooks in the election.[3] Democrat Rufus H. Johnson had filed to run, but was disqualified following a lawsuit from Richmond's campaign.[5]

Louisiana's 2nd Congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cedric Richmond 152,201 68.69%
Democratic Gary Landrieu 37,805 17.06%
Independent David Brooks 16,327 7.37%
Libertarian Samuel Davenport 15,237 6.88%
Totals 221,570 100%
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

Republican incumbent Charles Boustany, who has represented the 3rd district since 2013, and previously represented the 7th district from 2005 to 2013, considered running for the U.S. Senate, but instead ran for re-election.[2] He faced Republican Bryan Barrilleaux and Independent Russell Richard in the election.[3]

Louisiana's 3rd Congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany 185,867 78.67%
Independent Russell Richard 28,342 12%
Republican Bryan Barrilleaux 22,059 9.34%
Totals 236,268 100%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Republican incumbent John Fleming, who has represented the 4th district since 2009, considered running for the U.S. Senate, but instead ran for re-election.[6] He will faced Libertarian Randall Lord in the election. Democrat Justin Ansley had been running, but withdrew from the race.[3]

Louisiana's 4th Congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Fleming 152,683 73.43%
Libertarian Randall Lord 55,236 26.57%
Totals 207,919 100%
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Vance McAllister, who has represented the district since winning a special election in 2013. In early April 2014, following the release of a video that showed the married McAllister kissing a female staffer who was the wife of a friend, McAllister faced calls for him to resign, which he resisted.[7][8] Though he initially said that he planned to run for re-election,[9] on April 28, 2014, he announced that he would serve out his term and not run for re-election.[10][11] However, he later changed his mind and ran for re-election.[10][12] He did not survive the "top two" primary and was eliminated from the runoff election on December 6.

Candidates[edit]

Republican[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • Jeff Guerriero, attorney[20]
Declined

Democratic[edit]

Declared
Declined

Libertarian[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • Clay Grant, businessman and candidate for the seat in 2012[24][3]

Green[edit]

Declared

Jungle primary[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ralph
Abraham (R)
Eliot
Barron (G)
Harris
Brown (R)
Zach
Dasher (R)
Clay
Grant (L)
Jeff
Guerriero (R)
Clyde C.
Holloway (R)
Jamie
Mayo (D)
Vance
McAllister (R)
Charles
Saucier (L)
Ed
Tarpley (R)
Other Unde-
cided
Glascock Group October 2014 501 ± ? 24.5% 2.4% 6.6% 15.1% 10% 18.3% 15.7% 1.8% 5.6%
Glascock Group October 2014  ? ± ? 20% <1% 6% 11% 6% 18% 24% <1% 2% 12%
Cygnal September 22–24, 2014 504 ± 4.36% 11.3% 5% 13% 8.1% 19.3% 17.3% 1.7% 2.8%[28] 21.5%
JMC Analytics* September 13, 2014  ? ± ? 17%  ?  ?  ? 22% 13%  ?  ?  ?
Glascock Group[29][30][31] August 2014 466 ± ? 22% 4% 11% 7% 4% 9% 15% 20% 2% 6%
Glascock Group[29][30] August 2014 519 ± ? 18% 6% 14% 5% 21% 27% 9%

Results[edit]

Louisiana's 5th Congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jamie Mayo 67,611 28.22%
Republican Ralph Abraham 55,489 23.16%
Republican Zach Dasher 53,628 22.39%
Republican Vance McAllister (Incumbent) 26,606 11.11%
Republican Clyde C. Holloway 17,877 7.46%
Republican Harris Brown 9,890 4.13%
Republican Ed Tarpley 4,594 1.92%
Libertarian Charles Saucier 2,201 0.92%
Green Eliot Barron 1,655 0.69%
Totals 239,551 100%

Runoff[edit]

Polling[edit]

  • * Internal poll for the Ralph Abraham campaign

Neither having received 50% in the primary, Mayo and Abraham will face each other in the runoff.[35]

Results[edit]

Louisiana's 5th Congressional district election, 2014[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph Abraham 134,616 64.22%
Democratic Jamie Mayo 75,006 35.78%
Totals 209,622 100%
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

Incumbent Republican Bill Cassidy, who has represented the 6th district since 2009, is running for the United States Senate seat currently held by Mary Landrieu.[37]

Candidates[edit]

Republican[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • Cassie Felder, attorney (endorsed Dan Claitor)[38][43]
Declined

Democratic[edit]

Declared
Declined
  • Quentin Anderson, resource development campaign manager for the Capital Area United Way[38]
  • Ted James, State Representative[44]

Libertarian[edit]

Declared
  • Rufus Holt Craig, Jr., attorney, Democratic candidate for the seat in 2004 and Libertarian candidate for the seat in 2012[3]

Jungle primary[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bob
Bell (R)
Dan
Claitor (R)
Paul
Dietzel (R)
Edwin
Edwards (D)
Cassie
Felder (R)
Garret
Graves (R)
Richard
Lieberman (D)
Craig
McCulloch (R)
Charles
Thomas (R)
Lenar
Whitney (R)
Other Undecided
Jefferson Research^ September 23–24, 2014 4,885 ±? 11.1% 13.6% 34.7% 1.4% 9.6% 2.2% 4.2% 1.1% 15.7% 6.4%
Glascock Group September 2014  ? ±? 4% 19% 19% 32% 3% 7% 1% 2% 1% 11% 40%
JMC Analytics* July 26, 2014 576 ±4.1% 9% 13% 35% 3% 40%
Glascock Group June 2014 687 ±3% 16% 16% 32% 36%
JMC Analytics April 10–12, 2014 621 ±3.9% 11% 11% 32% 2% 2% 1% 10%[47] 30%
Glascock Group March 2014 718 ±3% 20.3% 19.2% 43% 3.9% 4% 2.5% 4.4% 2.6% 25%
  • * Internal poll for Paul Dietzel campaign
  • ^ Internal poll for Lenar Whitney campaign

Results[edit]

Louisiana's 6th Congressional district election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edwin Edwards 77,866 30.12%
Republican Garret Graves 70,715 27.36%
Republican Paul Dietzel 35,024 13.55%
Republican Dan Claitor 26,524 10.26%
Republican Lenar Whitney 19,151 7.41%
Democratic Richard Dean Lieberman 7,309 2.83%
Republican Craig McCulloch 5,815 2.25%
Republican Bob Bell 5,182 2%
Democratic Peter Williams 4,037 1.56%
Libertarian Rufus Holt Craig, Jr. 3,561 1.38%
Republican Norm Clark 1,848 0.71%
Republican Charles "Trey" Thomas 1,447 0.56%
Totals 254,918 100%

Runoff[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Garrett
Graves (R)
Edwin
Edwards (D)
Undecided
JMC Analytics November 17, 2014 793 ± 3.5% 61% 35% 4%
Glascock Group March 2014 718 ± 3% 52.8% 47.2%

Neither having achieved 50% in the primary, Edwards and Graves will contest the runoff.[35]

Results[edit]

Louisiana's 6th Congressional district election, 2014[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garret Graves 139,209 62.43%
Democratic Edwin Edwards 83,781 37.57%
Totals 222,990 100%
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  47. ^ "Democrat" 6%, "Republican" 4%

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