1996 U.S. House of Representatives Results


ELECTION TYPE:                         PRIMARY            RUNOFF            GENERAL     
CANDIDATE NAME         PARTY         # OF VOTES   %     # OF VOTES  %     # OF VOTES   %

LOUISIANA                             September 21st                      November 5th    

Section 511 of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended,        
provides that a candidate who receives a majority of votes cast for an office in a    
primary election is elected.  When no candidate achieves a majority, the two top      
vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to a runoff election.  This section also     
provides that a candidate who is unopposed in the primary is declared elected by the  
people and is not listed on the ballot in either the primary or general election.     
Following are the official vote results of the September 21, 1996, primary election   
where two congressional district elections were decided by candidates achieving       
majority votes.  Also listed are the official vote results for the runoff election    
held on November 5, 1996, in the 5th and 7th congressional districts.                 


DISTRICT 1                                                                                   

Livingston, Robert L. "Bob" R         Unopposed                                              

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DISTRICT 2                                                                                   

Jefferson, William J.      D          Unopposed                                              

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DISTRICT 3                                                                                   

Tauzin, W. J. "Billy"      R          Unopposed                                              

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DISTRICT 4                                                                                   

McCrery, "Jim"             R             94,822   71.38                                      
Chachere, Paul M.          D             38,015   28.62                                      

Total District Votes:                   132,837                                              

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DISTRICT 5                                                                                   

Cooksey, John              R             60,853   33.64                      135,990   58.28 
Thompson, Francis          D             50,144   27.72                       97,363   41.72 
Holloway, Clyde            R             48,226   26.66                                      
Caire, Michael Jordan      D              9,286    5.13                                      
Marshall, "Ben"            R              7,106    3.93                                      
Robinson, Tim              R              5,268    2.91                                      

Total District Votes:                   180,883                              233,353         

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DISTRICT 6                                                                                   

Baker, Richard H.          R            117,598   69.30                                      
Myers, "Steve"             D             52,092   30.70                                      

Total District Votes:                   169,690                                              

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DISTRICT 7                                                                                   

John, Chris                D             45,404   25.64                      128,449   53.12 
Lundy, Hunter              D             38,605   21.80                      113,351   46.88 
Thibodaux, David           R             38,593   21.79                                      
Picard, Tyron              D             25,916   14.64                                      
Slatten, "Jim"             R             12,467    7.04                                      
Buckels, "Charlie"         R              8,302    4.69                                      
Vidrine, Peter             R              5,071    2.86                                      
Schexneider, Macklin       D              2,722    1.54                                      
Total District Votes:                   177,080                              241,800         

Total State Votes:                      660,490                              475,153         


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