In A Flash

Incumbents sweep Louisiana’s congressional races

By: - November 4, 2020 12:32 am

All five U.S. Representatives in Louisiana who were running for re-election breezed to victory Tuesday night.  None of those victories came as a surprise, as each of the incumbents was considered a near lock to win.

The Associated Press called the winner in each of those races fairly early Tuesday night. At 11 p.m. numbers from the Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s Office showed First Congressional District Representative Steve Scalise, R-Metairie, winning 74 percent of the vote.

Second Congressional District Representative Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, had 57 percent of the vote. Third Congressional District Representative Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, had 69 percent of the vote.  Fourth Congressional District Representative Mike Johnson, R-Shreveport, had 63 percent of the vote.  Sixth Congressional District Representative Garrett Graves had 71 percent of the vote.

No incumbent was on the ballot in the Fifth Congressional District.  Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, announced his retirement from Congress in February.  Luke Letlow, a Republican who served as Abraham’s chief of staff, had 33 percent of the vote at 11 p.m., securing his place in a December run-off.  In second place was fellow Republican Lance Harris, a state representative from Alexandria with 17 percent of the vote.  With all precincts reporting, Democrat Sandra “Candy” Christophe came up 456 votes short of Harris.


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