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2008 U.S. congressional elections (Louisiana)

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This article describes the elections for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate from Louisiana in 2008. See the Louisiana state portal for more information.


In the 110th Congress, Louisiana had 3 Democrats and 2 Republicans in the U.S. House and 1 Republican and 1 Democratic senator.

In the 2008 elections, Louisiana elected 1 Democrat and 6 Republicans to the U.S. House, and continues to have 1 Democratic and 1 Republican senator.

Candidates

Senate

Incumbent (Democrat): Mary Landrieu

Winner: Mary Landrieu

District 1

Incumbent (Republican): Steve Scalise

Winner: Steve Scalise

District 2

Due to delays caused by Hurricane Gustav in September, primary elections for congressional district 2 took place on November 4. The general election will occur on December 6.

Incumbent (Democrat): William Jefferson

Winner: Anh Cao

  • Democratic candidate: William Jefferson
  • Republican candidate: Anh Cao
  • Green candidate: Malik Rahim
  • Libertarian candidate: Gregory Kahn

District 3

Incumbent (Democrat): Charlie Melancon

Winner: Charlie Melancon

  • unopposed

District 4

Due to delays caused by Hurricane Gustav in September, primary elections for congressional district 4 took place on November 4. The general election will occur on December 6.

Incumbent (Republican): Jim McCrery is not running for re-election.

Winner:John Fleming Jr.

District 5

Incumbent (Republican): Rodney Alexander

Winner: Rodney Alexander

  • Unopposed

District 6

Incumbent (Democrat): Don Cazayoux

Winner: Bill Cassidy

District 7

Incumbent (Republican): Charles Boustany

Winner: Charles Boustany

Articles and resources

Sources

Resources

Articles