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2006 Louisiana Congressional Races
2007 Louisiana Statewide Races

Filing Deadline Period: 8/11/06, Primary: 11/7/06, Runoff Election: 12/9/06,
Filing Deadline: 9/6/07, Primary: 10/20/07, Runoff Election: 11/6/07,
Last Updated: December 9, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Secretary of State, 72.2% in 2003, W. Fox McKeithen (R) died 7/15/05, Al Ater (D) not seeking election in September 2007 Special Election, next election in 2007,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat,
St. Sen. Francis C. Heitmeier (D) 27.8%, St. Sen. Jay Dardenne (R) 29.7%,
CEO / ex-st. party chair Mike Francis (R) 26.1%, Mary Chehardy (R) 8.7%, Allen "Al" Leone (R) 2.0%,
Rayburn Clipper (L) 1.8%,
James "Jim" Crowley, III (I) 3.8%,
Insruance Commissioner, 57.7% in 2003, J. Robert Wooley (D) resigned, Special election in September 2006, next election 2007
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat, Interim Comm'r James J. "Jim" Donelon (R) 50.1%,
St. Sen. James David Cain (R) 39.3%, businesswoman DeAnne Henke (R) 10.6%,
ins. exec. S.B.A. Zaitoon (L),
1st Congressional District, 78.4% in '04, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
David Gereighty (D) 7.4%, Stacey Tallitsch (D) 3.4%, Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (R) 88.1%, Peter Beary (L) 1.1%,
2nd Congressional District, 79.0% in '04, 8th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Democratic,
William J. Jefferson (D) 30.1%, St. Rep. Karen Carter (D) 21.7%,
St. Sen. Derrick Shepherd (D) 17.9%, ex-St. Rep. / ex-New Orleans City Councilor Troy "C" Carter (D) 12.0%, attorney Regina Bartholomew (D) 1.2%, businessman John Edwards (D) 0.7%, Scott Barron (D) 0.7%, '04 candidate / retired Air Force sergeant M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza (D) 0.4%, Deven "D.C." Collins (D) 0.1%,
attorney Joseph "Joe" Lavigne (R) 13.3%, Eric T. Bradley (R) 1.2%, Lawrence William "Lance" von Uhde, III (R) 0.3%, Gregory W. "Rhumbline" Kahn (L) 0.4%,
2nd Congressional District Runoff Election, 79.0% in '04, 8th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Democratic,
William J. Jefferson (D) 56.6%,
St. Rep. Karen Carter (D) 43.4%,
No Republicans in Runoff
3rd Congressional District, 50.2% in '04 Runoff, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
Charles J. "Charlie" Melancon (D) 55.0%,
Olangee "OJ" Breech (D) 3.1%,
St. Sen. Craig F. Romero (R) 40.3%, James Lee Blake Jr. (L) 1.6%,
4th Congressional District, unopposed in '04, 10th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Rev. Artis R. Cash, Sr. (D) 16.9%, Patti Cox (D) 13.2%, Jim McCrery (R) 57.4%,
Chester T. Kelley (R) 12.4%,
5th Congressional District, 59.4% in '04, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Gloria Williams Hearn (D) 29.0%, Rodney Alexander (R) 68.3%, Brent Sanders (L) 1.6%,
John Watts (I) 1.1%,
6th Congressional District, 72.2% in '04, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Richard H. Baker (R) 82.8%, '04 Senate nominee / computer programmer Richard M. Fontanesi (L) 17.2%,
7th Congressional District, 55.0% in '04 Runoff, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
'03 gov. candidate Mike Stagg (D) 29.3%, Charles Boustany, Jr. (R) 70.7%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
Roll Call Analysis,
National Journal's Chuck Todd,
Rothenberg Political Report,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Louisiana Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party


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