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Steve Scalise is currently the Republican representative for the 1st Congressional District (map) of Louisiana and an incumbent candidate in the 2008 congressional elections. On May 3, 2008, he defeated Gilda Reed (D) in a special election to replace former Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-Lou.), who vacated his seat to become Governor. On November 4, 2008, Scalise defeated Democratic challenger Jim Harlan by a comfortable margin.
Positions, record and controversies
On May 3, Scalise defeated Gilda Reed (D) in a special election to replace former Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-Lou.), who vacated his seat to become Governor. As an incumbent, Scalise is seeking the Republican nomination to retain his seat in the November general election.
Money in politics
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Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Louisiana and the U.S. Congress
- J. Taylor Rushing, "Dems add to majority with Cazayoux win in La.", TheHill.com, May 4, 2008.
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District