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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana
Like most Louisiana elections, these were conducted using a jungle primary that occurred on November 6, where all candidates ran on the same ballot in the primary, regardless of party. Any candidate who earned an absolute majority of the vote in the primary would be automatically declared the winner of the election. However, if in any given congressional district no candidate gained an absolute majority of the votes, a runoff election between the top two candidates within said congressional district would have been held on December 8. Nevertheless, the incumbent Representatives in all six districts each earned over 50% of the vote in the jungle primaries, so no runoffs occurred.
Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana by district:
The 2nd district stretches from New Orleans westward towards Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. This is a heavily Democratic district with a PVI of D+25. Incumbent Democrat Cedric Richmond has represented this district since 2011 and won reelection in 2016 with 70%.
The 5th district is located in the northern Louisiana region, including the Monroe metro area. The district continues to stretch down into Central Louisiana taking in Alexandria and then expanding eastward into the Florida Parishes. This is a moderate to solid Republican district with a PVI of R+15. Incumbent Republican Ralph Abraham was initially elected in 2014, and was reelected in 2016 with 81% of the vote.