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.

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

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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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.

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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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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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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10:56 am
Tue November 4, 2014

The Most Reliable Guide To Campaign 2014? History

Then-Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas was all smiles after Republicans took over the Senate in an eight-seat rout in 1994.
John Duricka AP

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 11:56 am

Still wondering where to put your money on the Senate races tonight?

There's been a lot of contradictory data flying around in the final hours and days of Campaign 2014, so don't feel alone. You can find polls in swing states that say the races are too close to call, and you can find others that show the Republican candidate opening a lead. You can, of course, listen to the party advocates and pundits, but while highly expert they are always pushing a given point of view.

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10:14 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Northshore Polling Place Changes

A series of Northshore polling place changes were brought to our attention this morning:

Precinct 304

Changed from St. Tammany Education Center to Hwy 36 Fire Station

Precincts 306 and 310

Changed from Northlake Christian to Northpark Fire Station

Precincts 307 and 312

Changed from Northpark Fire Station to Northlake Christian

Precincts 502 and 503

Changed from Bush Recreation Center and Bush Community Center

Precinct 814

9:58 am
Tue November 4, 2014

7 Places To Watch On Election Day

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, center, gets a kiss from a supporter after he stepped off his bus during a brief campaign stop at Delevoe Park in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 25.
Wilfredo Lee AP

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 10:31 am

For all the money spent, doors knocked, ads aired and miles traveled by candidates this year, the 2014 elections will likely come down to the votes cast by a relatively small universe of places.

Whether it's because of their size, demographic make-up, or the unique spot they occupy, these places will have an outsized role in state — and possibly national — politics this year.

Here are seven of them:

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