2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana

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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 Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,031,270 406,186
Percentage 65.74% 25.89%
Swing Decrease1.28% Increase4.83%

2014 U.S. House elections in Louisiana.svg

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]

Overview

Results of the 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana by district:[2]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 189,250 77.56% 46,047 18.87% 8,707 3.57% 244,004 100.0% Republican Hold
District 2 0 0.00% 190,006 85.75% 31,564 14.25% 221,570 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 3 207,926 88.00% 0 0.00% 28,342 12.00% 236,268 100.0% Republican Hold
District 4 152,683 73.43% 0 0.00% 55,236 26.57% 207,919 100.0% Republican Hold
District 5 247,211 75.81% 75,006 23.00% 3,856 1.18% 326,073 100.0% Republican Hold
District 6 234,200 70.35% 95,127 28.58% 3,561 1.07% 332,888 100.0% Republican Hold
Total 1,031,270 65.74% 406,186 25.89% 131,266 8.37% 1,568,722 100.0%

District 1

See also: Louisiana's 1st congressional district

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.[3] He faced Democrats Lee A. Dugas and M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza and Libertarian Jeffry "Jeff" Sanford in the election.[4]

Louisiana's 1st congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Scalise (incumbent) 189,250 77.6
Democratic M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza 24,761 10.1
Democratic Lee A. Dugas 21,286 8.7
Libertarian Jeffry "Jeff" Sanford 8,707 3.6
Total votes 244,004 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

See also: Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

Democratic incumbent Cedric Richmond, who has represented the 2nd district since 2011, ran for re-election.[3] He faced Democrat Gary Landrieu, Libertarian Samuel Davenport and Independent David Brooks in the election.[4] Democrat Rufus H. Johnson had filed to run, but was disqualified following a lawsuit from Richmond's campaign.[6]

Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cedric Richmond (incumbent) 152,201 68.7
Democratic Gary Landrieu 37,805 17.0
Independent David Brooks 16,327 7.4
Libertarian Samuel Davenport 15,237 6.9
Total votes 221,570 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3

See also: Louisiana's 3rd congressional district

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.[3] He faced Republican Bryan Barrilleaux and Independent Russell Richard in the election.[4]

Louisiana's 3rd congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Boustany (incumbent) 185,867 78.7
Independent Russell Richard 28,342 12.0
Republican Bryan Barrilleaux 22,059 9.3
Total votes 236,268 100.0
Republican hold

District 4

See also: Louisiana's 4th congressional district

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.[7] He faced Libertarian Randall Lord in the election. Democrat Justin Ansley had been running, but withdrew from the race.[4]

Louisiana's 4th congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Fleming (incumbent) 152,683 73.4
Libertarian Randall Lord 55,236 26.6
Total votes 207,919 100.0
Republican hold

District 5

See also: Louisiana's 5th congressional district

The incumbent is Republican Vance McAllister, who had 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.[8][9] Though he initially said that he planned to run for re-election,[10] on April 28, 2014, he announced that he would serve out his term and not run for re-election.[11][12] However, he later changed his mind and ran for re-election.[11][13] He did not survive the "top two" primary and was eliminated from the runoff election on December 6.

Candidates

Republican

Declared
Withdrew
Declined

Democratic

Declared
Declined

Libertarian

Declared
Withdrew

Green

Declared

Jungle primary

Polling

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 Undecided
Glascock Group October 2014 501 25% 2% 7% 15% 10% 18% 16% 2% 6%
Glascock Group October 2014 20% <1% 6% 11% 6% 18% 24% <1% 2% 12%
Cygnal September 22–24, 2014 504 ± 4.36% 11% 5% 13% 8% 19% 17% 2% 3%[29] 22%
JMC Analytics* September 13, 2014 17% 22% 13%
Glascock Group Archived August 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine August 2014 466 22% 4% 11% 7% 4% 9% 15% 20% 2% 6%
Glascock Group Archived August 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine August 2014 519 18% 6% 14% 5% 21% 27% 9%
Hypothetical polling
Jungle primary with McAllister and Riser
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ralph
Abraham (R)
Harris
Brown (R)
Clay
Grant (L)
Robert
Johnson (D)
Jamie
Mayo (D)
Vance
McAllister (R)
Neil
Riser (R)
Ed
Tarpley (R)
Undecided
Glascock Group[30][31][32] June 2014 13% 2.8% 3.8% 8.5% 13.5% 26.1% 25.6% 6.8% 34.8%
Jungle primary without McAllister
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Harris
Brown (R)
Zach
Dasher (R)
Clay
Grant (L)
Robert
Johnson (D)
Jamie
Mayo (D)
Jay
Morris (R)
Neil
Riser (R)
Ed
Tarpley (R)
Glascock Group May 5–9, 2014 503 ± ? 9% 8% 2% 9% 14% 6% 48% 5%

Results

Louisiana's 5th congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jamie Mayo 67,611 28.2
Republican Ralph Abraham 55,489 23.2
Republican Zach Dasher 53,628 22.4
Republican Vance McAllister (incumbent) 26,606 11.1
Republican Clyde C. Holloway 17,877 7.5
Republican Harris Brown 9,890 4.1
Republican Ed Tarpley 4,594 1.9
Libertarian Charles Saucier 2,201 0.9
Green Eliot Barron 1,655 0.7
Total votes 239,551 100.0

Runoff

Polling

Hypothetical polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Vance
McAllister (R)
Neil
Riser (R)
Undecided
Glascock Group[30][31][32] June 2014 ? ± ? 49% 51%
Glascock Group April 14, 2014 1,300 ± ? 44% 56%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Vance
McAllister (R)
Chris
Hazel (R)
Undecided
Glascock Group April 14, 2014 1,300 ± ? 48% 52%

Neither having received 50% in the primary, Mayo and Abraham will face each other in the runoff.[33]

Results

Louisiana's 5th congressional district runoff, 2014[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph Abraham 134,616 64.2
Democratic Jamie Mayo 75,006 35.8
Total votes 209,622 100.0
Republican hold

District 6

See also: Louisiana's 6th congressional district

Incumbent Republican Bill Cassidy, who had represented the 6th district since 2009, ran for the United States Senate seat then held by Mary Landrieu.[35]

Candidates

Republican

Declared
Withdrew
Declined

Democratic

Declared
Declined

Libertarian

Declared

Jungle primary

Polling

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 (R-Whitney) September 23–24, 2014 4,885 11% 14% 35% 1% 10% 2% 4% 1% 16% 6%
Glascock Group September 2014 4% 19% 19% 32% 3% 7% 1% 2% 1% 11% 40%
JMC Analytics (R-Dietzel) 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%[45] 30%
Glascock Group March 2014 718 ±3% 20% 19% 43% 4% 4% 2% 4% 3% 25%

Results

Louisiana's 6th congressional district, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edwin Edwards 77,866 30.1
Republican Garret Graves 70,715 27.4
Republican Paul Dietzel 35,024 13.5
Republican Dan Claitor 26,524 10.3
Republican Lenar Whitney 19,151 7.4
Democratic Richard Dean Lieberman 7,309 2.8
Republican Craig McCulloch 5,815 2.2
Republican Bob Bell 5,182 2.0
Democratic Peter Williams 4,037 1.6
Libertarian Rufus Holt Craig, Jr. 3,561 1.4
Republican Norm Clark 1,848 0.7
Republican Charles "Trey" Thomas 1,447 0.6
Total votes 254,918 100.0

Runoff

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% 53% 47%
Hypothetical polling
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dan
Claitor (R)
Paul
Dietzel (R)
Undecided
JMC Analytics February 24–25, 2014 581 ± 4.1% 17% 18% 65%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dan
Claitor (R)
Edwin
Edwards (D)
Undecided
Glascock Group September 2014 ? ±? 59% 41%
Glascock Group March 2014 718 ± 3% 52.3% 47.7%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Paul
Dietzel (R)
Edwin
Edwards (D)
Undecided
Glascock Group September 2014 ? ±? 60% 40%
JMC Analytics April 10–12, 2014 621 ± 3.9% 48% 39% 13%
JMC Analytics February 24–25, 2014 581 ± 4.1% 43% 34% 23%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Lenar
Whitney (R)
Edwin
Edwards (D)
Undecided
Glascock Group September 2014 ? ±? 55% 45%

Neither having achieved 50% of the popular in the primary, Edwards and Graves contested in a runoff election.[33]

Results

Louisiana's 6th congressional district runoff, 2014[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garret Graves 139,209 62.4
Democratic Edwin Edwards 83,781 37.6
Total votes 222,990 100.0
Republican hold

See also

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