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9:21 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Democrat Richmond Re-Elected To 2nd District US House Seat

The only Democrat in Louisiana's House delegation, Cedric Richmond, has been successful in his bid for re-election to a third term.

Richmond faced two other Democrats, Rufus Johnson and Gary Landrieu, along with Libertarian Samuel Davenport and independent David Brooks in Tuesday's election.

Richmond, who is the only African-American in the state's congressional delegation, first won the 2nd District seat in 2010, when, the district tied together predominantly black areas of New Orleans and neighboring Jefferson Parish.

Politics
9:00 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Republican Scalise Re-Elected To 1st District House Seat

Rep. Steve Scalise, who became House Republican whip this past summer after serving in Congress for only six years, has won re-election over three largely unknown opponents in Louisiana's 1st Congressional District.

Scalise faced Democrats Lee Dugas and Vinny Mendoza and Libertarian Jeffry Sanford in Tuesday's election.

Scalise first won the seat in 2008 when the previous incumbent, Bobby Jindal, became governor.

Politics
8:47 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

NBC Calls La. Senate Race A Runoff; Boustany Elected Dist. 3

NBC has called the La. senate race between Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy a runoff.

The runoff will be on Dec. 6.

In other La. news, the Associated Press has called US House District 3 for Charles Boustany.

Politics
8:27 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Fleming Re-Elected In US House 4th District

Republican John Fleming on Tuesday won a fourth term in the U.S. House representing northwest Louisiana's 4th District.

Fleming, a doctor and businessman from Minden, bested two opponents to stay in office: Democrat Justin Ansley of Bossier and Libertarian Randall Lord of Shreveport.

Neither of Fleming's opponents mounted a significant fundraising or advertising effort to try to unseat the congressman in Tuesday's election.

The 4th District is largely rural, stretching from the Arkansas line to southwest Louisiana, including the Shreveport area.

Politics
8:06 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Coasting To Victory: Uncontested Races In La.

Here is a list of uncontested races in Louisiana.

Supreme Court - District 2

Scott Crichton, GOP

Court of Appeals - 1st Cir Dist 1 Sec 1 Div C

Guy Holdridge, GOP

Court of Appeals - 1st Cir Dist 2.1 Div C

Jewel Welch, GOP

Court of Appeals - lst Cir 3rd Dist Div A

Wayne Chutz, GOP

Court of Appeals - lst Cir 3rd Dist Div C

Ernie Drake, GOP

Court of Appeals - 2nd Cir Dist 3 Sec 1A

James Stewart, Dem

Court of Appeals - 3rd Cir Dist 3 Div B

Jimmy Genovese, NPA

Politics
7:46 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Live Election Results From La. And National Races

Live election results from Louisiana and national races, including senate, house and some state-level propositions.

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Politics
5:57 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Latest La. Election Returns — Senate And House

Refresh this page for the latest returns from the Louisiana Senate and House races.

Politics
2:25 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 2:36 pm

Why do we vote on this random Tuesday in early November — not the first Tuesday, but the first Tuesday after the first Monday — and what does that mean for voter turnout? Nick Andersen, a producer for WBUR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook, takes a closer look.

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Politics
2:15 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

States Weigh Ballot Measures That Impact Local Economies

Tomorrow, voters will vote on various issues that could affect local economies. (klatham/Flickr)

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 2:36 pm

On Election Day, voters around the country will decide on a number of issues that could affect the local economy.

In Colorado and Oregon, ballot measures would require labeling of genetically-modified foods. Big companies like Coca-Cola and Monsanto have stepped in to oppose the measures.

In Massachusetts, there’s a vote to reject a state law that allows casinos. It’s gotten the attention of MGM and Wynn Resorts.

Recreational marijuana, which brings about questions of regulation and taxes, will be on the ballot in Washington, D.C., Alaska and Oregon.

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Politics
11:15 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 11:35 am

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