2008 Louisiana's 6th congressional district special election

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2008 Louisiana's 6th congressional district special election

← 2006 February 2, 2008 2008 (Nov.) →
  Don Cazayoux, official 110th Congress photo portrait, 2008.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee Don Cazayoux Woody Jenkins
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 49,702 46,741
Percentage 49.20% 46.27%

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Location of LA-06 within Louisiana

Representative before election

Richard Baker
Republican

Elected Representative

Don Cazayoux
Democratic

The February 2, 2008 resignation of Republican Richard Baker triggered a special election for Louisiana's 6th district. In anticipation of this election, party qualifying occurred before Baker's resignation.[1] The timeline mirrored that of the 2008 special election for the 1st congressional district.[1] The two elections were the first Louisiana congressional elections not based on Louisiana's jungle primary system since the 1970s.

Democrat Don Cazayoux won the 6th district election, defeating Republican Woody Jenkins by three percentage points, as well as two independent candidates and a member of the Constitution Party.[2] He was sworn in on May 6, switching the party affiliation of the seat. (This was the second time such a party switch occurred due to a special election during the 110th Congress.)

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Cazayoux 16,636 34.93
Democratic Michael L. Jackson 12,941 27.17
Democratic Jason DeCuir 8,824 18.53
Democratic Andy Kopplin 8,211 17.24
Democratic Joe Delatte 1,020 2.14
Total votes 47,632 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Cazayoux 19,806 56.79
Democratic Michael Jackson 15,068 43.21
Total votes 34,874 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Woody Jenkins 14,900 49.87
Republican Laurinda L. Calongne 7,609 25.47
Republican Paul Sawyer 6,939 23.23
Republican Michael Cloonan 427 1.43
Total votes 29,875 100.00
Republican primary runoff results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Woody Jenkins 15,179 61.94
Republican Laurinda L. Calongne 9,327 38.06
Total votes 24,506 100.00

Constitution Party[edit]

Independent candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Louisiana's 6th congressional district special election, 2008[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Cazayoux 49,702 49.20
Republican Woody Jenkins 46,741 46.27
Independent Ashley Casey 3,718 3.68
Independent Peter J. Aranyosi 448 0.44
Constitution Randall T. Hayes 402 0.40
Total votes 101,011 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

County results[edit]

Vote breakdown by county
Don Cazayoux
Democrat
Woody Jenkins
Republican
Total
County Votes % Votes % Votes
Ascension 1,845 34.09% 3,297 60.92% 5,412
East Baton Rouge 33,635 51.27% 28,759 43.84% 65,598
East Feliciana 1,581 47.24% 1,599 47.77% 3,347
Iberville 1,439 55.07% 787 44.02% 2,327
Livingston 3,962 29.12% 9,126 67.07% 13,607
Pointe Coupee 2,519 78.84% 639 20.00% 3,195
St. Helena 969 59.16% 618 37.73% 1,638
West Baton Rouge 2,610 67.70% 1,127 29.23% 3,855
West Feliciana 1,143 56.08% 794 38.96% 2,038

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Shuler, Marsha (February 1, 2008). "Hopefuls join race in 6th District". The Advocate.
  2. ^ Simpson, Doug (May 3, 2008). "Cazayoux wins 6th District seat in Congress". The Advocate. Retrieved May 25, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 28, 2011. Retrieved April 3, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 28, 2011. Retrieved April 3, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/05032008/05032008_Congressional.html