United States Senate election in Louisiana, 2014

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United States Senate election in Louisiana, 2014
Louisiana
2008 ←
November 4, 2014
→ 2020

 
Party Democratic Republican

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Mary Landrieu
Democratic

The 2014 United States Senate election in Louisiana will be held on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Louisiana. Incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is running for re-election to a fourth term in office.[1]

Under Louisiana's jungle primary system, all candidates will appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. If no candidate receives 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.[2]

Background[edit]

Elections in Louisiana, with the exception of U.S. presidential elections, follow a variation of the open primary system called the jungle primary. Candidates of any and all parties are listed on one ballot; voters need not limit themselves to the candidates of one party. Unless one candidate takes more than 50% of the vote in the first round, a run-off election is then held between the top two candidates, who may in fact be members of the same party. This scenario occurred in the 7th District congressional race in 1996, when Democrats Chris John and Hunter Lundy made the runoff for the open seat, and in 1999, when Republicans Suzanne Haik Terrell and Woody Jenkins made the runoff for Commissioner of Elections.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Potential[edit]

Declined[edit]

Libertarian Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Brannon McMorris, electrical engineer[20]

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Jungle primary[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mary
Landrieu (D)
Bill
Cassidy (R)
Paul
Hollis (R)
Rob
Maness (R)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling June 26–29, 2014 664 ± 3.8% 44% 27% 5% 8% 17%
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner May 5–8, 2014 600 ± 4% 48% 29% 8% 7% 8%
Southern Media & Opinion Research April 28–30, 2014 600 ± 4% 36% 35.4% 3.9% 7.1% 17.7%
New York Times/Kaiser Family April 8–15, 2014 946 ± ? 42% 18% 5% 4% 3% 27%
Harper Polling April 7–9, 2014 538 ± 4.22% 40% 35% 3% 4% 18%
Magellan Strategies March 24–26, 2014 600 ± 4.1% 39.3% 26.3% 3.4% 2.6% 28.4%
Public Policy Polling February 6–9, 2014 635 ± 3.9% 43% 25% 5% 3% 25%
Harper Polling January 19–20, 2014 992 ± 3.11% 42% 29% 4% 4% 20%
Southern Media & Opinion Research November 6–12, 2013 600 ± 4% 41% 33.8% 9.8% 15.5%
Public Policy Polling August 16–19, 2013 721 ± 3.6% 48% 24% 5% 23%

Runoff[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mary
Landrieu (D)
Bill
Cassidy (R)
Other Undecided
Rasmussen Reports July 8–9, 2014 750 ± 4% 46% 43% 5% 6%
Public Policy Polling June 26–29, 2014 664 ± 3.8% 47% 47% 6%
Magellan Strategies June 5–8, 2014 719 ± 3.65% 44% 50% 5% 1%
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner May 5–8, 2014 600 ± 4% 49% 49% 2%
Magellan Strategies April 14–15, 2014 775 ± 3.52% 42% 44% 10% 4%
Harper Polling April 7–9, 2014 538 ± 4.22% 43% 47% 10%
Voter/Consumer Research February 20–25, 2014 600 ± 4% 45% 44% 1% 9%
Hickman Analytics February 17–24, 2014 404 ± 4.9% 42% 46% 11%
Public Policy Polling February 6–9, 2014 635 ± 3.9% 45% 44% 10%
Rasmussen Reports January 28–29, 2014 500 ± 4.5% 40% 44% 5% 11%
Harper Polling January 19–20, 2014 992 ± 3.11% 44% 45% 11%
Public Policy Polling October 14–15, 2013 632 ± 3.9% 48% 41% 11%
Harper Polling September 22–23, 2013 561 ± 4.14% 46% 44% 10%
Public Policy Polling August 16–19, 2013 721 ± 3.6% 50% 40% 10%
Harper Polling August 14–15, 2013 596 ± 4.01% 45% 47% 8%
On Message Inc. August 13–15, 2013 600 ± 4.0% 45% 43% 12%
Harper Polling April 6–7, 2013 541 ± 4.21% 46% 41% 13%
Public Policy Polling February 8–12, 2013 603 ± 4% 50% 40% 10%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mary
Landrieu (D)
Paul
Hollis (R)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling February 6–9, 2014 635 ± 3.9% 48% 42% 10%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mary
Landrieu (D)
Rob
Maness (R)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling February 6–9, 2014 635 ± 3.9% 47% 42% 10%
Public Policy Polling August 16–19, 2013 721 ± 3.6% 50% 37% 13%
Harper Polling August 14–15, 2013 596 ± 4.01% 47% 41% 12%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sen. Mary Landrieu plans to seek a fourth Senate term". NOLA. February 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Elections 2014". June 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "It's official: Edwin Edwards is running for Congress". NOLA.com. March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Trygstad, Kyle (April 2, 2013). "Louisiana: Cassidy Challenging Landrieu". Roll Call. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Trygstad, Kyle (May 15, 2013). "DeMint-Linked Group Eyes Louisiana Senate Candidate". Roll Call. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "LOUISIANA". Politics1. December 23, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ Cahn, Emily (July 14, 2014). "Louisiana Senate Race Has One Fewer Republican". Roll Call. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ Gibson, Ginger (March 29, 2013). "Mary Landrieu's 2014 Playbook is Her Own". Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Alpert, Bruce (March 5, 2013). "Boustany and Scalise won't run against Landrieu in 2014, but others keep options open". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ Tagean Goddard (15 March 2013). "Dardenne Will Not Challenge Landrieu". Political Wire. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Mimms, Sarah (April 4, 2013). "Fleming Won't Join Cassidy In La. Senate Run". National Journal. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ Alpert, Bruce (December 2, 2013). "State Sen. Guillory rules out run for U.S Senate, endorses Bill Cassidy". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  13. ^ Catanese, Dave (November 11, 2012). "In 2014, GOP gets third crack at Senate". Politico. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ Kevin Allman (April 9, 2013). "Former La. Rep. Jeff Landry forms SuperPAC". Best of New Orleans. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  15. ^ Mollie Reilly (January 22, 2013). "Tony Perkins Suggests He May Run For David Vitter's Senate Seat: 'I Never Say Never'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  16. ^ Jaffe, Alexandra (February 12, 2014). "'Duck Dynasty' patriarch rules out Senate run". The Hill. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  17. ^ Meredith, Locke (February 6, 2013). "Buddy Roemer, Former Louisiana Governor, discusses how money has corrupted our political systems". YouTube. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Politics in 6th Congressional District already intense". HoumaToday.com. December 24, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  19. ^ Kyle Trygstad (November 4, 2013). "Potential Senate Opponent Instead Backs Cassidy in Louisiana". Roll Call. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  20. ^ Blum, Jordan (January 24, 2014). "Senate race now deemed a tossup". The Advocate. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  21. ^ a b Parmentel, Lamar (April 11, 2013). "Mary Landrieu Lands Impressive Fundraising Quarter". The Daily Kingfish. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h "Endorsements". Bill Cassidy For Senate. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  23. ^ http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/05/sarah_palin_endorses_rob_manes.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h "Endorsements". Rob Maness for Senate. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  25. ^ Jaffe, Alexandra (November 18, 2013). "Madison Project endorses Maness in Louisiana". The Hill. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  26. ^ Glueck, Katie (October 28, 2013). "Louisiana Senate race 2014: Senate Conservatives Fund endorses Bill Cassidy challenger". Politico. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  27. ^ http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/86678a5d579f447788483f68859bc044/LA--Louisiana-Senate#.U69gf_ldXI8
  28. ^ http://www.rlc.org/article/rlc-endorses-col-rob-maness-us-senate-louisiana.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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