The Green Papers: Louisiana 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Open Primary/Congressional: Tuesday 4 November 2014
✓ Senate Class 2, CD 5, CD 6 Runoff: Saturday 6 December 2014
Friday 22 August 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - Open Primary/Congressional. Polling hours 6:00a CST (1200 UTC) to 8:00p CST (0200 UTC).
Saturday 6 December 2014 - Senate Class 2, CD 5, CD 6 Runoff. Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 8:00p CST (0200 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:4,553,962 (1.47% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:8(1.49% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
Capital:Baton Rouge
 

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Louisiana State and Local Government

Louisiana 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


There are no party primaries in Louisiana. All candidates from all parties appear on the open primary ballot. If no candidate receives a majority (50% of the vote plus 1), a runoff is held between the top two vote getters.

  • Elections for Governor and statewide officers are held every 4 years. The primary is on the second to last Saturday in October and the runoff is on the fourth Saturday after the second to last Saturday in October.
  • Congressional elections are held every two years. The primary is on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and the run-off (where necessary) is held 32 days thereafter (on the first Saturday after the first Wednesday in December).

Candidates can withdraw until poll closing time on election day. Should a candidate withdraw after the ballots are printed, votes cast for that candidate are not counted.


4 November 2014 General Election certified returns from the Louisiana Department of State.
6 December 2014 Runoff certified returns from the Louisiana Department of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator Mary L. Landrieu
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 712,379 55.93% Congressman William "Bill" Cassidy
Received 40.97% on 4 November 2014. Congressman CD 6. Proceeds to Runoff, 6 December 2014

FEC S4LA00107; 26 Dec 14; Tot $15,549,914; Dsb $14,657,952
  Candidate Democratic 561,210 44.07% Senator Mary L. Landrieu
Received 42.08% on 4 November 2014. Proceeds to Runoff, 6 December 2014

FEC S6LA00227; 26 Dec 14; Tot $16,159,537; Dsb $18,631,325
    Democratic     Muriel Wayne "Wayne" Ables - lost primary
Received 0.77% on 4 November 2014.

FEC S4LA00156; 24 Nov 14; Tot $12,624; Dsb $12,624
    Republican     Thomas Patrick Clements - lost primary
Received 0.96% on 4 November 2014.

FEC S4LA00149; 15 Oct 14; Tot $0; Dsb $13,619
    Republican     Robert L. "Rob" Maness - lost primary
Received 13.76% on 4 November 2014.

FEC S4LA00115; 29 Nov 14; Tot $2,943,876; Dsb $2,842,516
    Libertarian     Brannon Lee McMorris - lost primary
Received 0.89% on 4 November 2014.

FEC S4LA00123; 01 Jul 14; Tot $5,440; Dsb $5,271
    Democratic     Vallian "Val" Senegal - lost primary
Received 0.26% on 4 November 2014.

FEC S4LA00164
    Democratic     William P. Waymire, Jr. - lost primary
Received 0.32% on 4 November 2014.

FEC S4LA00172
Total 1,273,589 100.00%  

Class 3 Republican Senator David Vitter
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2010.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected in a special election [to fill the seat vacated by Congressman Bob Livingston]: 1999; re-elected: 2000, 2002.)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 21 January 2014: Announced he will run for Governor in 2015.

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011
Chair up for regular election: Saturday 24 October 2015
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Public Service Commissioner Scott A. Angelle
  Candidate Democratic     state Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor "Jay" Dardenne
21 March 2013: Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says that he "intends" to run for Governor.
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative John Bel Edwards
  Candidate Democratic     Jeremy W. Odom
  Candidate Republican     Senator David Vitter

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015. Elected separately from Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor "Jay" Dardenne
First elected in a special election: 2010; re-elected: 2011
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 24 October 2015
Open Seat - 21 March 2013: Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says that he "intends" to run for Governor.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Rick Gallot
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Elbert Lee Guillory
  Candidate Democratic     Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Melvin L. "Kip" Holden
  Candidate Republican     Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (3 Undetermined, 1 Lost / No longer running, 1 Open);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Stephen J. "Steve" Scalise
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a special election 3 May 2008 to fill the vacancy re: Congresman Piyush "Bobby" Jindal election as Governor
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 189,250 77.56% Congressman Stephen J. "Steve" Scalise
FEC H0LA01087; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,615,379; Dsb $2,498,081
  Candidate Democratic 24,761 10.15% M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza
FEC H6LA02173
  Candidate Democratic 21,286 8.72% Lee A. Dugas
FEC H4LA01147
  Candidate Libertarian 8,707 3.57% Jeffry L. "Jeff" Sanford
FEC H4LA01139
Total 244,004 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Cedric L. Richmond
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 152,201 68.69% Congressman Cedric L. Richmond
FEC H8LA02054; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,298,572; Dsb $1,172,049
  Candidate Democratic 37,805 17.06% Gary C. Landrieu
FEC H2LA02107; 30 Dec 14; Tot $250; Dsb $4,191
  Candidate No Party 16,327 7.37% David Graham Brooks
FEC H4LA02103; 24 Nov 14; Tot $14,149; Dsb $13,717
  Candidate Libertarian 15,237 6.88% Samuel Davenport
FEC H4LA02087
Total 221,570 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 185,867 78.67% Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr.
FEC H4LA07029; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,265,758; Dsb $2,080,652
  Candidate No Party 28,342 12.00% Russell Richard
FEC H4LA03119
  Candidate Republican 22,059 9.34% Bryan Barrilleaux
FEC H2LA03063
Total 236,268 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman John Calvin Fleming, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 152,683 73.43% Congressman John Calvin Fleming, Jr.
FEC H8LA04225; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,500,107; Dsb $862,205
  Candidate Libertarian 55,236 26.57% Randall Lord
FEC H2LA04129
Total 207,919 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Congressman Vance Michael McAllister
First elected in a special election: 16 November 2013 (re: resignation of Congressman Rodney M. Alexander (Republican) on 26 September).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - Tuesday 4 November 2014
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 134,616 64.22% Ralph Lee Abraham
Received 23.16% on 4 November 2014. Proceeds to Runoff, 6 December 2014

FEC H4LA05221; 26 Dec 14; Tot $921,119; Dsb $766,770
  Candidate Democratic 75,006 35.78% Monroe Mayor James E. "Jamie" Mayo
Received 28.22% on 4 November 2014. Proceeds to Runoff, 6 December 2014

FEC H4LA05080; 26 Dec 14; Tot $196,712; Dsb $196,327
    Green     Eliot S. Barron - lost primary
Received 0.69% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA05098
    Republican     Harris Brown - lost primary
Received 4.13% on 4 November 2014

FEC H4LA05239; 02 Dec 14; Tot $713,107; Dsb $713,107
    Republican     "Zach" Dasher - lost primary
Received 22.39% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA05247; 24 Nov 14; Tot $752,608; Dsb $707,684
    Republican     Clyde C. Holloway - lost primary
Received 7.46% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H0LA08017; 24 Nov 14; Tot $420,354; Dsb $358,747
    Republican     Congressman Vance Michael McAllister - lost primary
Received 11.11% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA05130; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,500,926; Dsb $1,498,884
    Libertarian     Charles Saucier - lost primary
Received 0.92% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA05262
    Republican     Edward L. "Ed" Tarpley, Jr. - lost primary
Received 1.92% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA05213; 24 Nov 14; Tot $48,530; Dsb $43,665
Total 209,622 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman William "Bill" Cassidy
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 2 April 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 139,209 62.43% Garret Graves
Received 27.36% on 4 November 2014. Proceeds to Runoff, 6 December 2014

FEC H4LA06153; 26 Dec 14; Tot $2,016,632; Dsb $1,527,567
  Candidate Democratic 83,781 37.57% former Governor Edwin Washington Edwards
Served as Governor 1972-1980, 1984-1988, 1992-1996. Served 8 years in federal prison for racketeering.
Received 30.12% on 4 November 2014. Proceeds to Runoff, 6 December 2014

FEC H4LA06161; 26 Dec 14; Tot $433,286; Dsb $429,873
    Republican     Robert Lamar "Bob" Bell - lost primary
Received 2.00% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H6LA07081; 23 Oct 14; Tot $6,210; Dsb $6,165
    Republican     state Senator Daniel A. "Dan" Claitor - lost primary
Received 10.26% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA06112; 24 Nov 14; Tot $412,489; Dsb $419,634
    Republican     Norman Lee "Norm" Clark - lost primary
Received 0.71% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA06138
    Libertarian     Rufus Holt Craig, Jr. - lost primary
Received 1.38% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA06047; 04 Nov 14; Tot $13,293; Dsb $10,634
    Republican     Paul Dietzel, II - lost primary
Received 13.55% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA06088; 24 Nov 14; Tot $587,232; Dsb $584,872
    Republican     Cassie Erin Felder - apparently not a candidate
Withdrew

FEC H4LA06104; 24 Nov 14; Tot $96,251; Dsb $93,208
    Democratic     Richard Dean Lieberman - lost primary
Received 2.83% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA06062
    Republican     Craig McCulloch - lost primary
Received 2.25% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA06146; 24 Nov 14; Tot $330,945; Dsb $327,517
    Republican     Charles R. "Trey" Thomas, III - lost primary
Received 0.56% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA06120; 24 Nov 14; Tot $454,494; Dsb $444,491
    Republican     state Representative Lenar L. Whitney - lost primary
Received 7.41% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA06179; 24 Nov 14; Tot $244,534; Dsb $244,422
    Democratic     Peter Williams - lost primary
Received 1.56% on 4 November 2014.

FEC H4LA05171
Total 222,990 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Secretary of State J. Thomas "Tom" Schedler
Appointed 22 November 2010 upon the election of Secretary of State "Jay" Dardenne as Lieutenant Governor; first elected: 2011
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 24 October 2015
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Tyson

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell
First elected: 2007 as a Democrat; re-elected: 2011 as a Republican
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 24 October 2015
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Martin K. "Marty" Maley, Sr.
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman Jeff Landry

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Treasurer John Neely Kennedy
First elected as a Democrat: 1999; re-elected: 2003; switched affiliation to Republican 27 August 2007; re-elected: 2007, 2011
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 24 October 2015

Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Michael G. "Mike" Strain
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 24 October 2015

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Insurance Commissioner James J. "Jim" Donelon
Appointed: 16 February 2006; first elected in Special Election 30 September 2006; re-elected: 2007, 2011
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 24 October 2015
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 13 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 14 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Unity
Independents
  No Party: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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