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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana

← 2016 November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06) 2020 →

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 835,686 553,162
Percentage 57.21% 37.87%
Swing Decrease9.23% Increase6.61%

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana were held on November 6, 2018, 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 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.[1] Nevertheless, the incumbent Representatives in all six districts each earned over 50% of the vote in the jungle primaries, so no runoffs occurred.

Overview

Popular vote
Republican
57.21%
Democratic
37.87%
Other
4.96%
House seats
Republican
83.33%
Democratic
16.67%

By district

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana by district:[2]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 192,555 71.49% 71,521 26.56% 5,249 1.95% 269,325 100.0% Republican Hold
District 2 0 0.00% 190,182 80.59% 45,800 19.41% 235,982 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 3 168,263 68.41% 74,713 30.38% 2,967 1.21% 245,943 100.0% Republican Hold
District 4 139,326 64.24% 72,934 33.63% 4,612 2.13% 216,872 100.0% Republican Hold
District 5 149,018 66.54% 67,118 29.97% 7,810 3.49% 223,946 100.0% Republican Hold
District 6 186,553 69.47% 76,716 28.57% 5,256 1.96% 268,525 100.0% Republican Hold
Total 835,715 57.22% 553,184 37.87% 71,694 4.91% 1,460,593 100.0%

District 1

The 1st district is located in the Greater New Orleans area, covering much of the southeastern area of Louisiana along the Mississippi River Delta, taking in Dulac, Hammond, and Slidell. This is a heavily Republican district with a PVI of R+24. Incumbent Steve Scalise has represented this district since 2008 and was reelected in 2016 with 75%.

General election

Results

Louisiana's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Scalise (incumbent) 192,526 71.5
Democratic Tammy Savoie 44,262 16.4
Democratic Lee Ann Dugas 18,552 6.9
Democratic Jim Francis 8,685 3.2
Libertarian Howard Kearney 2,806 1.0
Independent Frederick "Ferd" Jones 2,442 0.9
Total votes 269,325 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

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%.

General election

Results

Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cedric Richmond (incumbent) 190,182 80.6
Independent Jesse Schmidt 20,465 8.7
Independent Belden "Noonie Man" Batiste 17,260 7.3
Independent Shawndra Rodriguez 8,075 3.4
Total votes 235,982 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3

The 3rd district is located within the Acadiana region and includes Lafayette, Lake Charles, and New Iberia. Incumbent Republican Clay Higgins was initially elected in 2016 with 56% of the vote. This is a reliably Republican district with a PVI of R+20.

General election

Results

Louisiana's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clay Higgins (incumbent) 136,876 55.7
Democratic Mimi Methvin 43,729 17.8
Republican Josh Guillory 31,387 12.8
Democratic Rob Anderson 13,477 5.5
Democratic Larry Rader 9,692 3.9
Democratic Verone Thomas 7,815 3.2
Libertarian Aaron Andrus 2,967 1.2
Total votes 245,943 100.0
Republican hold

District 4

The 4th district is located in Northwest Louisiana, taking in the Ark-La-Tex region, including Minden and Shreveport. This is a heavily Republican district with a PVI of R+13. Incumbent Republican Mike Johnson was initially elected in 2016 with 65% of the vote.

General election

Results

Louisiana's 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Johnson (incumbent) 139,326 64.2
Democratic Ryan Trundle 72,934 33.6
Independent Mark David Halverson 4,612 2.1
Total votes 216,872 100.0
Republican hold

District 5

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.

General election

Results

Louisiana's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph Abraham (incumbent) 149,018 66.5
Democratic Jessee Carlton Fleenor 67,118 30.0
Independent Billy Burkette 4,799 2.1
Libertarian Kyle Randol 3,011 1.3
Total votes 223,946 100.0
Republican hold

District 6

The 6th district is located within the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, including Central City, Denham Springs, and parts of the state capital, Baton Rouge. The district also stretches down into Acadiana taking in Thibodaux and parts of Houma. This is a strong Republican district with a PVI of R+19. Republican Garret Graves has represented this district since 2015 and was reelected in 2016 with 63% of the vote.

General election

Results

Louisiana's 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garret Graves (incumbent) 186,553 69.5
Democratic Justin DeWitt 55,089 20.5
Democratic Andie Saizan 21,627 8.1
Independent Devin Graham 5,256 2.0
Total votes 268,525 100.0
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ "Get Election Information - Louisiana Secretary of State". Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  2. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.

External links

Official campaign websites of first district candidates
Official campaign websites of second district candidates
Official campaign websites of third district candidates
Official campaign websites of fourth district candidates
Official campaign websites of fifth district candidates
Official campaign websites of sixth district candidates
This page was last edited on 2 June 2020, at 16:31
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