2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana

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All 6 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 1,244,254 727,402
Percentage 61.55% 35.98%
Swing Increase 4.34% Decrease 1.89%

The 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana were held on November 3, 2020, 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 other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate, and various state and local elections.

Like most Louisiana elections, these were conducted using a jungle primary that occurred on November 3, 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 5. The 5th district was the only one that did not have it's incumbent run for re-election, and also held the only runoff election.

Overview

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 270,330 72.21% 94,730 25.30% 9,309 2.49% 374,369 100.0% Republican Hold
District 2 63,140 19.92% 235,320 74.24% 18,522 5.84% 316,982 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 3 230,480 67.76% 100,275 29.48% 9,365 2.75% 340,120 100.0% Republican Hold
District 4 204,608 66.74% 101,970 33.26% 0 0.00% 306,578 100.0% Republican Hold
District 5 209,990 67.84% 99,566 32.16% 0 0.00% 309,556 100.0% Republican Hold
District 6 265,706 71.04% 95,541 25.55% 12,749 3.41% 373,996 100.0% Republican Hold
Total 1,244,254 61.55% 727,402 35.98% 49,945 2.47% 2,021,601 100.0%
Popular vote
Republican
61.55%
Democratic
35.98%
Other
2.47%
House seats
Republican
83.33%
Democratic
16.67%

District 1

2020 Louisiana's 1st congressional district election

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Candidate Steve Scalise Lee Ann Dugas
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 270,330 94,730
Percentage 72.2% 25.3%

U.S. Representative before election

Steve Scalise
Republican

Elected U.S. Representative

Steve Scalise
Republican

See also: Louisiana's 1st congressional district

The 1st district is based in the suburbs of New Orleans, spanning from the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain south to the Mississippi River delta. The incumbent is Republican Steve Scalise, who was re-elected with 71.5% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Candidates

Declared

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[3] Safe R July 2, 2020
Inside Elections[4] Safe R June 2, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[5] Safe R July 2, 2020
Politico[6] Safe R April 19, 2020
Daily Kos[7] Safe R June 3, 2020
RCP[8] Safe R June 9, 2020
Niskanen[9] Safe R June 7, 2020

Results

Louisiana's 1st congressional district, 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Scalise (incumbent) 270,330 72.2
Democratic Lee Ann Dugas 94,730 25.3
Libertarian Howard Kearney 9,309 2.5
Total votes 374,369 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

2020 Louisiana's 2nd congressional district election

 
Candidate Cedric Richmond David M. Schilling Glenn Adrain Harris
Party Democratic Republican Democratic
Popular vote 201,636 47,575 33,684
Percentage 63.6% 15.0% 10.6%

U.S. Representative before election

Cedric Richmond
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Cedric Richmond
Democratic

See also: Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

The 2nd district stretches from New Orleans to inner Baton Rouge. The seat is currently vacant following the resignation of incumbent Democrat Cedric Richmond on Jan. 15, who was re-elected with 80.8% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Candidates

Declared

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[3] Safe D July 2, 2020
Inside Elections[4] Safe D June 2, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[5] Safe D July 2, 2020
Politico[6] Safe D April 19, 2020
Daily Kos[7] Safe D June 3, 2020
RCP[8] Safe D June 9, 2020
Niskanen[9] Safe D June 7, 2020

Results

Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cedric Richmond (incumbent) 201,636 63.6
Republican David M. Schilling 47,575 15.0
Democratic Glenn Adrain Harris 33,684 10.6
Republican Sheldon C. Vincent Sr. 15,565 4.9
Independent Belden "Noonie Man" Batiste 12,268 3.9
Independent Colby James 6,254 2.0
Total votes 316,982 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3

2020 Louisiana's 3rd congressional district election

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Candidate Clay Higgins Braylon Harris Rob Anderson
Party Republican Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 230,480 60,852 39,423
Percentage 67.8% 17.9% 11.6%

U.S. Representative before election

Clay Higgins
Republican

Elected U.S. Representative

Clay Higgins
Republican

See also: Louisiana's 3rd congressional district

The 3rd district encompasses southwestern Louisiana, taking in Lake Charles and Lafayette. The incumbent is Republican Clay Higgins, who was re-elected with 55.7% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Candidates

Declared

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[3] Safe R July 2, 2020
Inside Elections[4] Safe R June 2, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[5] Safe R July 2, 2020
Politico[6] Safe R April 19, 2020
Daily Kos[7] Safe R June 3, 2020
RCP[8] Safe R June 9, 2020
Niskanen[9] Safe R June 7, 2020

Results

Louisiana's 3rd congressional district, 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clay Higgins (incumbent) 230,480 67.8
Democratic Braylon Harris 60,852 17.9
Democratic Rob Anderson 39,423 11.6
Libertarian Brandon Leleux 9,365 2.7
Total votes 340,120 100.0
Republican hold

District 4

2020 Louisiana's 4th congressional district

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Candidate Mike Johnson Kenny Houston
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 185,265 78,157
Percentage 60.4% 25.5%

 
Candidate Ryan Trundle Ben Gibson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 23,813 19,343
Percentage 7.8% 6.3%

U.S. Representative before election

Mike Johnson
Republican

Elected U.S. Representative

Mike Johnson
Republican

See also: Louisiana's 4th congressional district

The 4th district encompasses northwestern Louisiana, taking in the Shreveport–Bossier City metropolitan area. The incumbent is Republican Mike Johnson, who was re-elected with 64.2% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Candidates

Declared

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[3] Safe R July 2, 2020
Inside Elections[4] Safe R June 2, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[5] Safe R July 2, 2020
Politico[6] Safe R April 19, 2020
Daily Kos[7] Safe R June 3, 2020
RCP[8] Safe R June 9, 2020
Niskanen[9] Safe R June 7, 2020

Results

Louisiana's 4th congressional district, 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Johnson (incumbent) 185,265 60.4
Democratic Kenny Houston 78,157 25.5
Democratic Ryan Trundle 23,813 7.8
Republican Ben Gibson 19,343 6.3
Total votes 306,578 100.0
Republican hold

District 5

2020 Louisiana's 5th congressional district election

 
Candidate Luke Letlow Lance Harris Sandra Christophe
Party Republican Republican Democratic
First round 102,533
33.1%
51,240
16.6%
50,812
16.4%
Runoff 49,183
62.0%
30,124
38.0%
Eliminated

 
Candidate Martin Lemelle Jr. Scotty Robinson Allen Guillory Sr.
Party Democratic Republican Republican
First round 32,186
10.4%
23,887
7.7%
22,496
7.3%
Runoff Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated

U.S. Representative before election

Ralph Abraham
Republican

Elected U.S. Representative

Luke Letlow
Republican

See also: Louisiana's 5th congressional district

The 5th district encompasses rural northeastern Louisiana, central Louisiana, as well as the northern part of Louisiana's Florida parishes in southeast Louisiana, taking in Monroe, Alexandria, Opelousas, Amite and Bogalusa, LA. On February 26, 2020, Republican incumbent Ralph Abraham announced he would not be seeking re-election for a fourth term, honoring his pledge to only serve three terms in Congress.[15] Luke Letlow, Abraham's former Chief of Staff, was elected to the seat on December 5, 2020. He was scheduled to assume office on January 3, 2021, but died on December 29, 2020 of complications from COVID-19.[16] A special election for this seat was held on March 20, 2021, which was won by Letlow's widow, Julia.

Candidates

Declared

Declined

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[3] Safe R July 2, 2020
Inside Elections[4] Safe R June 2, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[5] Safe R July 2, 2020
Politico[6] Safe R April 19, 2020
Daily Kos[7] Safe R June 3, 2020
RCP[8] Safe R June 9, 2020
Niskanen[9] Safe R June 7, 2020

Jungle primary

Louisiana's 5th congressional district, 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Luke Letlow 102,533 33.1
Republican Lance Harris 51,240 16.6
Democratic Candy Shoemaker-Cristophe 50,812 16.4
Democratic Martin Lemelle Jr. 32,186 10.4
Republican Scotty Robinson 23,887 7.7
Republican Allen Guillory Sr. 22,496 7.3
Republican Matt Hasty 9,834 3.2
Democratic Phillip Snowden 9,432 3.0
Democratic Jesse P. Lagarde 7,136 2.3
Total votes 309,556 100.0

Runoff

Louisiana's 5th congressional district runoff, 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Luke Letlow 49,183 62.0
Republican Lance Harris 30,124 38.0
Total votes 79,306 100.0
Republican hold

District 6

2020 Louisiana's 6th congressional district election

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Candidate Garret Graves Dartanyon Williams
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 265,706 95,541
Percentage 71.0% 25.6%

U.S. Representative before election

Garret Graves
Republican

Elected U.S. Representative

Garret Graves
Republican

See also: Louisiana's 6th congressional district

The 6th district encompasses the suburbs of Baton Rouge. The incumbent is Republican Garret Graves, who was re-elected with 69.5% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Candidates

Declared

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[3] Safe R July 2, 2020
Inside Elections[4] Safe R June 2, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[5] Safe R July 2, 2020
Politico[6] Safe R April 19, 2020
Daily Kos[7] Safe R June 3, 2020
RCP[8] Safe R June 9, 2020
Niskanen[9] Safe R June 7, 2020

Results

Louisiana's 6th congressional district, 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garret Graves (incumbent) 265,706 71.0
Democratic Dartanyon Williams 95,541 25.6
Libertarian Shannon Sloan 9,732 2.6
Independent Richard Torregano 3,017 0.8
Total votes 373,996 100.0
Republican hold

See also

References

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