Polls In The State Of Louisiana Leading Upto The November 6, 2012 General Election
Louisiana - Presidential
[Latest polls pending]
United States Senators of
Mary Landrieu (D)
David Vitter (R)
United States House
of Representatives of Louisiana State
Total number of U S Representatives: 7
Republican Party: 6
Democratic Party: 1
Bobby Jindal (R)
Total number of Senators: 39
Republican Party: 22
Democratic Party: 17
Total number of
Republican Party: 57
Democratic Party: 46
PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS AND STATE POLITICS
Presidential Election 2012
State of Louisiana is allotted 8 electoral
votes out of the current total of 538 in the Electoral
College. Louisiana being a winner-takes-all state the winning candidate
will receive all 8 electoral votes. To win the Presidency, a candidate
needs 270 electoral votes.
In Presidential election 2008 Senator McCain won in
the State of
Louisiana with 58.56% of the vote to Senator Obama's 39.93%. [U.S. Electoral College, 2012: Wikipedia,
the free encyclopedia, 2011]
U.S. House of Representatives Election in Louisiana, 2012
The State of Louisiana lost one of it's seven congressional seats on account of the 2010 United States census.
redistricting bill with a new map encompassing the six new districts
was passed in the State House and State Senate and signed in to law by
Governor Jindal on April 14, 2012.
Louisiana conducts it's
election process a little different from the other states of the Union.
It does not hold a primary prior to the date of the general
election - November 6, 2012.
The State uses a blanket primary system
under which all candidates regardless of the party, run in the same
primary which will be held on November 6, 2012. To be declared an
overall winner of the seat, a candidate must receive more than 50% of
If no candidate reaches this threshold, then a
general election will be held on December 8, 2012 between the top two
The Candidate Filing Deadline was August 17, 2012.
Following are the six new congressional districts and the candidates on the ballot for November 6, 2012:
Steve Scalise [R] U.S. Rep. of District 1 since 2008
Gary King [R]
M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza [D]
Wells [No Party] Attorney, Tea Party
David Turknett [No Party]
Richmond [D] U.S. Rep. of District 2 since
Gary Landrieu [D]
Josue Larose [R]
Dwayne Bailey [R]
Caleb Trotter [L]
Jeff Landry [R] U.S. Rep of District 3 since 2011
Boustany [R] U.S. Rep of Now-Defunct
District 7 since 2005
Bryan Barrilleaux [R] A physician
Ron Richard [D] Attorney
Jim Stark [L] A Truck Driver
John Fleming [R] U.S. Rep.of District 4 since 2009
Randall Lord [L]
Alexander [R] U.S. Rep of District 5 since
Clay Grant [L]
Ron Ceasar [No Party]
Bill Cassidy [R] U.S. Rep. of District 6 since 2009
Holt Craig, Jr. [L] Lawyer and Democratic
nominee in 2004 (Dist 6)
Richard "RPT" Torregano [I]
NEWS IN BRIEF
Ron Paul Campaign Says Louisiana Delegates Were Chosen Against The Rules
August 1, 2012
RNC rules, for Congressman Ron Paul to enter his name in to nomination
at the Republican Party Convention in Tampa, he needs majority of
delegates in five states. Currently he holds the majority of
delegations in Iowa, Minnesota and Maine.
to a report by CNN Researcher/Producer Adam Levy dated July 27, 2012,
Ron Paul's 2012 campaign is preparing to challenge the entire slate of
Louisiana's 46 delegates selected at the state party's convention on
the basis that they were chosen against the rules.
to the same report, Paul's campaign is also making challenges to
delegates in Massachusetts and Oregon, though not for the entire slates.
is difficult to surmise the intentions of Mr. Paul. It is
however obvious that he intends to execute some plan at the Tampa
Convention. Will it be to the delight of Governor Romney? We doubt it.
With the Governor's reluctance to release his tax returns, one wonders
where all this is leading to.
[Total credit goes to Mr. Adam levy of CNN for the factual information in this article. The opinions are ours.]
Governor Jindal Gets Another Term
[October 23, 2011]
The Louisiana Gubernatorial election of 2011 was
held on October 22 in a nonpartisan blanket primary. The Incumbent
Republican Governor Bobby Jindal was elected to a second term. [ABC
There will be no U.S. Senate
Election in the State of Louisiana in 2012.