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2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana

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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%

2020 U.S. House elections in Louisiana.svg

The 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana primary was held on November 3, 2020, with candidates that receive a simple majority being elected. A runoff election for the 5th district was held on December 5, 2020.

District 1

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

  • Lee Ann Dugas (Democratic), activist and perennial candidate[2]
  • Howard Kearney (Libertarian), computer programmer[2]
  • Steve Scalise (Republican), incumbent U.S. Representative[2]

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 72.21
Democratic Lee Ann Dugas 94,730 25.30
Libertarian Howard Kearney 9,309 2.49
Total votes 374,369 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

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

  • Belden "Noonie Man" Batiste (Independent), activist and perennial candidate[11]
  • Glenn Adrain Harris (Democratic)[11]
  • Colby James (Independent), U.S. Army veteran[11]
  • Cedric Richmond (Democratic), incumbent U.S. Representative[11]
  • David Schilling (Republican)[11]
  • Sheldon Vincent (Republican), retired postal worker[11]

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 63.61
Republican David M. Schilling 47,575 15.01
Democratic Glenn Adrain Harris 33,684 10.63
Republican Sheldon C. Vincent Sr. 15,565 4.91
Independent Belden "Noonie Man" Batiste 12,268 3.87
Independent Colby James 6,254 1.97
Total votes 316,982 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3

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

  • Rob Anderson (Democratic), construction worker[12]
  • Braylon Harris (Democratic), pastor[12]
  • Clay Higgins (Republican), incumbent U.S. Representative[12]
  • Brandon Leleux (Libertarian), restaurant manager[12]

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 67.76
Democratic Braylon Harris 60,852 17.89
Democratic Rob Anderson 39,423 11.59
Libertarian Brandon Leleux 9,365 2.75
Total votes 340,120 100.0
Republican hold

District 4

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

  • Ben Gibson (Republican), firefighter[13]
  • Kenny Houston (Democratic), small business owner[13]
  • Mike Johnson (Republican), incumbent U.S. Representative[13]
  • Ryan Trundle (Democratic), progressive activist[14]

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 60.43
Democratic Kenny Houston 78,157 25.49
Democratic Ryan Trundle 23,813 7.77
Republican Ben Gibson 19,343 6.31
Total votes 306,578 100.0
Republican hold

District 5

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. The seat is currently vacant. On February 26, 2020, 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.

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 33.12
Republican Lance Harris 51,240 16.55
Democratic Candy Shoemaker-Cristophe 50,812 16.41
Democratic Martin Lemelle Jr. 32,186 10.40
Republican Scotty Robinson 23,887 7.72
Republican Allen Guillory Sr. 22,496 7.27
Republican Matt Hasty 9,834 3.18
Democratic Phillip Snowden 9,432 3.05
Democratic Jesse P. Lagarde 7,136 2.31
Total votes 309,556 100.0

Runoff

Louisiana's 5th congressional district runoff, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Luke Letlow 49,182 62.0
Republican Lance Harris 30,124 38.0
Total votes 79,306 100
Republican hold

District 6

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

  • Garret Graves (Republican), incumbent U.S. Representative[23]
  • Dartanyon Williams (Democratic)[23]
  • Shannon Sloan (Libertarian)[23]
  • Richard Torregano (Independent), retired electrical technician[24]

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 71.05
Democratic Dartanyon Williams 95,541 25.55
Libertarian Shannon Sloan 9,732 2.60
Independent Richard Torregano 3,017 0.81
Total votes 373,996 100.0%
Republican hold

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Wasserman, David; Flinn, Ally (November 7, 2018). "2018 House Popular Vote Tracker". Cook Political Report. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Jacobs, David (July 23, 2020). "Every Louisiana incumbent in U.S. House gets at least one challenger on first day of qualifying". The Center Square. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "2020 Senate Race Ratings for April 19, 2019". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "2020 Senate Ratings". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "2020 Senate race ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "2020 Election Forecast". Politico. November 19, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Daily Kos Elections releases initial Senate race ratings for 2020". Daily Kos Elections. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Battle for White House". RCP. April 19, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "2020 Negative Partisanship and the 2020 Congressional Elections". Niskanen Center. April 28, 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e f Ardoin, Kyle. "Official Results - Tues Nov 3 2020 Congressional". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "A Look at Candidates Signed up for Louisiana's Fall Election". Associated Press. Associated Press. July 24, 2020. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  12. ^ a b c d Ballard, Mark (August 1, 2020). "3 challengers hope to replace fiery Republican Clay Higgins in lone competitive congressional race". The Acadiana Advocate. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  13. ^ a b c Staggs, Sean (July 22, 2020). "Qualifying continues for elections Nov. 3 in Louisiana". KSLA News 12. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  14. ^ Byrd, Logan (August 17, 2020). "Letter: Writer argues Ryan Trundle would be good for workers in Louisiana". Shreveport Times. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  15. ^ Crisp, Elizabeth (February 26, 2020). "Ex-governor candidate U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham won't seek another term in Congress". The Advocate. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  16. ^ Brufke, Juliegrace (December 29, 2020). "Louisiana Rep.-elect Luke Letlow dies of COVID-19". The Hill. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  17. ^ a b c d e Parker, Zach (July 30, 2020). "5th Congressional District race draws nine candidates". The Ouachita Citizen. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  18. ^ Jacobs, David (March 11, 2020). "State Rep. Harris announces run 5th Congressional District". Hanna Newspapers.
  19. ^ Wann, Tyler (March 9, 2020). "Luke Letlow, former Abraham Chief of Staff, announces run for congress". www.knoe.com. KNOE News 8.
  20. ^ "Scotty Robinson running for Ralph Abraham's congressional seat". October 25, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  21. ^ Deslatte, Melinda (February 26, 2020). "Abraham won't run again for Louisiana congressional seat". My Journal-Courier. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  22. ^ Crisp, Elizabeth (February 26, 2020). "Ex-governor candidate U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham won't seek another term in Congress". The Advocate. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  23. ^ a b c Tortorich, Michael (July 29, 2020). "Candidates qualify for Donaldsonville, Gonzales races". Gonzales Weekly Citizen. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  24. ^ Hilburn, Greg (July 22, 2020). "Congressmen Higgins, Johnson, Graves, Richmond, Scalise qualify for reelection". Monroe News-Star. Retrieved August 27, 2020.

External links

Official campaign websites for 1st district candidates
Official campaign websites for 2nd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 3rd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 4th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 5th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 6th district candidates
This page was last edited on 16 April 2021, at 22:24
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