The Green Papers: Louisiana 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Open Primary/Presidential/Congressional: Tuesday 8 November 2016
✓ Runoff: Saturday 10 December 2016
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - Open Primary/Presidential/Congressional. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p CST (1200-0200 UTC).
Saturday 10 December 2016 - Runoff. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 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.

Louisiana does not permit write-ins.


2016 - Schedule of Elections from the Louisiana Department of State.

Qualified Candidates from the Louisiana Department of State.


8 November 2016 returns from the Louisiana Department of State.

10 December 2016 returns from the Louisiana Department of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 8 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (13)
  Elected Republican 1,178,638 58.09% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(8 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 780,154 38.45% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 37,978 1.87% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 14,031 0.69% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Courage Character Service 8,547 0.42% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Constitution 3,129 0.15% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Veterans Party of America 1,881 0.09% Christopher Robert "Chris" Keniston
for Vice President: Deacon Newell Taylor
FEC P60009917
  Candidate Life, Family, Constitution 1,581 0.08% Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate It's Our Children 1,048 0.05% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Loyal Trustworthy Compassion 749 0.04% Princess Jacob
for Vice President: Milton Fambro
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party 480 0.02% Alyson Kennedy
for Vice President: Osborne Hart
FEC P80005473
  Candidate Socialism and Liberation 446 0.02% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Eugene Puryear
FEC P80005572; 28 Nov 16; Tot $30,851; Dsb $36,030
  Candidate Socialism Equality Anti-War 370 0.02% Jerome S. "Jerry" White
for Vice President: Niles Niemuth
FEC P20004677; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,357; Dsb $11,356
Total 2,029,032 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  William M. "Bill" Cassidy
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  William M. "Bill" Cassidy
FEC S4LA00107

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Senator David B. 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: Saturday 10 December 2016
Open Seat - 21 January 2014: Announced he will run for Governor in 2015.
21 November 2015: Announced retirement after losing Governor's contest.
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 536,191 60.65% Treasurer  John Neely Kennedy
26 January 2016: Running for the Senate Class 3 seat in 2016.

FEC S4LA00065; 20 Nov 16; Tot $4,380,096; Dsb $3,026,587
  Candidate Democratic 347,816 39.35% Public Service Commissioner  Foster Lonnnie Campbell, II
FEC S6LA00359; 30 Dec 16; Tot $6,358,135; Dsb $6,325,147
Total 884,007 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  John Bel Edwards
First elected: 2015
Chair up for regular election: Saturday 26 October 2019
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Elected separately from Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  "Billy" Nungesser
First elected: 2015
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 26 October 2019

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (3 on General Election ballot, 2 Open);
1 Democratic (1 on General Election ballot)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Stephen J. "Steve" Scalise
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
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 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (7) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 243,645 74.56% Congressman  Stephen J. "Steve" Scalise
FEC H0LA01087; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,471,065; Dsb $3,557,482
  Candidate Democratic 41,840 12.80% Lee Ann Dugas
FEC H4LA01147
  Candidate Democratic 12,708 3.89% Danil Ezekiel Faust
FEC H6LA01209; 30 Sep 16; Tot $7,709; Dsb $5,066
  Candidate Libertarian 9,405 2.88% Howard Kearney
FEC H6LA01225
  Candidate Democratic 9,237 2.83% Joseph C. "Joe" Swider
FEC H6LA01217
  Candidate Green 6,717 2.06% Eliot S. Barron
FEC H4LA05098
  Candidate No Party 3,236 0.99% Chuemai "Jimmy" Yang
FEC H6LA01233
Total 326,788 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Cedric L. Richmond
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 198,289 69.75% Congressman  Cedric L. Richmond
FEC H8LA02054; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,396,165; Dsb $1,120,845
  Candidate Democratic 57,125 20.10% East Baton Rouge Mayor Melvin L. "Kip" Holden
FEC H6LA02215; 28 Nov 16; Tot $53,750; Dsb $44,855
  Candidate Democratic 28,855 10.15% Kenneth Cutno
FEC H6LA02223
Total 284,269 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr.
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 10 December 2016
Open Seat - 23 November 2015: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat in 2016.
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 77,671 56.11% Clay Higgins
FEC H6LA03148; 30 Dec 16; Tot $398,923; Dsb $374,115
  Candidate Republican 60,762 43.89% Public Service Commissioner  Scott A. Angelle
FEC H6LA03130; 31 Dec 16; Tot $2,021,229; Dsb $2,005,704
Total 138,433 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman John Calvin Fleming, Jr.
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 10 December 2016
Open Seat - 23 November 2015: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat in 2016.
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 87,370 65.23% state Representative James Michael "Mike" Johnson
FEC H6LA04138; 30 Dec 16; Tot $1,201,812; Dsb $1,005,718
  Candidate Democratic 46,579 34.77% J. Marshall Jones, Jr.
FEC H6LA04153; 30 Dec 16; Tot $476,616; Dsb $469,876
Total 133,949 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Ralph Lee Abraham
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 208,545 81.57% Congressman  Ralph Lee Abraham
FEC H4LA05221; 28 Nov 16; Tot $604,893; Dsb $423,029
  Candidate Republican 47,117 18.43% Billy Burkette
FEC H6LA05150
Total 255,662 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Garret Graves
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (6) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 207,483 62.67% Congressman  Garret Graves
FEC H4LA06153; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,947,113; Dsb $1,557,038
  Candidate Democratic 49,380 14.91% Richard Lieberman
FEC H4LA06062
  Candidate Republican 33,592 10.15% Robert Lamar "Bob" Bell
FEC H6LA06125
  Candidate Democratic 29,822 9.01% Jermaine Sampson
FEC H6LA06117
  Candidate Libertarian 7,603 2.30% Richard M. Fontanesi
FEC H6LA06109
  Candidate Other 3,218 0.97% Devin Lance Graham
FEC H6LA06133
Total 331,098 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  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; re-elected: 2015.
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 26 October 2019

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  Republican Attorney General  "Jeff" Landry
First elected: 2015
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 26 October 2019

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  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, 2015
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 26 October 2019
26 January 2016: Running for the Senate Class 3 seat in 2016.

Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  Republican Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner  Michael G. "Mike" Strain
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011, 2015
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 26 October 2019

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  Republican Insurance Commissioner  James J. "Jim" Donelon
Appointed: 16 February 2006; first elected in Special Election 30 September 2006; re-elected: 2007, 2011, 2015
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 26 October 2019
 

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, 11 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Courage Character Service: 1 candidate
  It's Our Children: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Life, Family, Constitution: 1 candidate
  Loyal Trustworthy Compassion: 1 candidate
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Socialism Equality Anti-War: 1 candidate
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
Independents
  No Party: 1 candidate
  Other: 1 candidate
 
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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