Louisiana State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-11-4
General Election:2014-12-6

Election Vitals

Governor:Bobby Jindal (R) unable to seek re-election in 2015 due to term limits
Senator:Mary Landrieu (D) re-election 2014
Senator:David Vitter (R) re-election in 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 51.7%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 46.0%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 45.7%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 51.2%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 38.2%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 60.8%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 44.1%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 54.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 45.6%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 41.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 52.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 39.9%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 44.9%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 52.6%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 42.2%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 56.7%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 39.9%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 58.6%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 40.6%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 57.8%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate La. Style Non-Partisan Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Louis Jenkins Republican 322,244 26.2%
Mary Landrieu Democratic 264,268 21.5%
Richard Ieyoub Democratic 250,682 20.4%
David Duke Republican 141,489 11.5%
James Hayes Republican 71,699 5.8%
Bill Linder Republican 58,243 4.7%
Chuck McMains Republican 45,164 3.7%
Peggy Wilson Republican 31,877 2.6%
Troyce Guice Democratic 15,277 1.2%
Nick Accardo Independent 10,072 0.8%
Arthur Nichols Independent 7,894 0.6%
Sadie Roberts-Joseph Democratic 4,660 0.4%
Tom Kirk Independent 1,987 0.2%
Darryl Ward Independent 1,770 0.1%
Sam Melton Jr. Independent 1,270 0.1%
1996 Senate Non-Partisan Runoff Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mary Landrieu Democratic 852,945 50.2%
Louis Jenkins Republican 847,157 49.8%
1998 Senate La. Style Non-Partisan Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Breaux Democratic 620,502 64.0%
Jim Donelon Republican 306,616 31.6%
Raymond Brown Independent 12,203 1.3%
Sam Melton Jr. Democratic 9,893 1.0%
Darryl Ward Republican 7,964 0.8%
L. D. Knox Sr. Independent 6,366 0.7%
Jeffrey Diket Independent 3,227 0.3%
Martin Rosenthal Independent 2,394 0.2%
1999 Governor La. Style Non-Partisan Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Murphy Foster Jr. Republican 805,203 62.2%
William Jefferson Democratic 382,445 29.5%
Tom Greene Republican 35,434 2.7%
Phil Preis Democratic 23,445 1.8%
Berl Bush Democratic 12,497 1.0%
Belinda Alexandrenko Independent 8,978 0.7%
Messiah Ward Democratic 7,645 0.6%
Bob McElroy Democratic 7,511 0.6%
Charles Bellone Democratic 5,432 0.4%
Sid Baron Independent 3,669 0.3%
Ronnie Johnson Independent 2,946 0.2%
2002 Senate La. Style Non-Partisan Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mary Landrieu Democratic 573,347 46.0%
Suzanne Terrell Republican 339,506 27.2%
John Cooksey Republican 171,752 13.8%
Tony Perkins Republican 119,776 9.6%
Raymond Brown Democratic 23,553 1.9%
Patrick Landry Independent 10,442 0.8%
James Lemann Independent 3,866 0.3%
Gary Robbins Independent 2,423 0.2%
Ernest Skillman Jr. Republican 1,668 0.1%
2002 Senate Non-Partisan Runoff Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mary Landrieu Democratic 638,654 51.7%
Suzanne Terrell Republican 596,642 48.3%
2003 Governor La. Style Non-Partisan Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bobby Jindal Republican 443,389 32.5%
Kathleen Blanco Democratic 250,136 18.4%
Richard Ieyoub Democratic 223,513 16.4%
Claude Leach Democratic 187,872 13.8%
Randy Ewing Democratic 123,936 9.1%
Hunt Downer Republican 84,718 6.2%
Alan Allgood Republican 7,866 0.6%
Patrick Barthel Democratic 7,338 0.5%
Patrick Landry Independent 7,195 0.5%
Eddie Mangin Independent 6,745 0.5%
J. D. Estilette Independent 6,439 0.5%
J. E. Jumonville Jr. Democratic 3,410 0.3%
John Simoneaux Jr. Independent 3,280 0.2%
Quentin Brown Jr. Independent 2,414 0.2%
Mike Stagg Democratic 1,667 0.1%
Richard McCoy Democratic 1,513 0.1%
Fred Robertson Democratic 1,093 0.1%
2003 Governor Non-Partisan Runoff Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kathleen Blanco Democratic 731,358 51.9%
Bobby Jindal Republican 676,484 48.1%
2004 Senate La. Style Non-Partisan Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Vitter Republican 943,014 51.0%
Chris John Democratic 542,150 29.3%
John Kennedy Democratic 275,821 14.9%
Arthur Morrell Democratic 47,222 2.6%
Richard Fontanesi Unaffiliated 15,097 0.8%
Skip Galan Unaffiliated 12,463 0.7%
Sam Melton Democratic 12,289 0.7%
2007 Governor La. Style Non-Partisan Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bobby Jindal Republican 699,275 53.9%
Walter Boasso Democratic 226,476 17.5%
John Georges No party 186,682 14.4%
Foster Campbell Democratic 161,665 12.5%
Mary Volentine Democratic 5,868 0.5%
Belinda Alexandrenko Independent 4,791 0.4%
Anthony Gentile Independent 3,372 0.3%
T. Lee Horne III Libertarian 2,648 0.2%
Sheldon Forest No party 2,323 0.2%
M. V. Mendoza Democratic 2,080 0.2%
Hardy Parkerson Democratic 1,666 0.1%
Arthur Nichols No party 994 0.1%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mary Landrieu Democratic 988,298 52.1%
John Kennedy Republican 867,177 45.7%
Richard Fontanesi Libertarian 18,590 1.0%
Jay Patel No party 13,729 0.7%
Robert Stewart All others 8,780 0.5%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Vitter Republican 715,415 56.6%
Charlie Melancon Democratic 476,572 37.7%
Randall Hayes Libertarian 13,957 1.1%
Michael Brown Independent 9,973 0.8%
Mike Spears Independent 9,190 0.7%
Ernest Wooton Independent 8,167 0.6%
Skip Galan Independent 7,474 0.6%
William McShan Reform 5,879 0.5%
Bob Lang Independent 5,734 0.5%
Milton Gordon Independent 4,810 0.4%
Tommy LaFargue Independent 4,043 0.3%
Sam Melton Independent 3,780 0.3%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlie Melancon Democratic 77,809 70.6%
Neeson Chauvin Democratic 19,521 17.7%
Cary Deaton Democratic 12,853 11.7%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Vitter Republican 85,225 87.6%
Chet Traylor Republican 6,841 7.0%
Nick Accardo Republican 5,232 5.4%

State Demographics

Population 4,601,893
Percentage White 62.8%
Percentage Black 32.2%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.6%
Percentage Asian 1.6%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 1.7%
Percentage Other Race 1.1%
 
Percentage Hispanic 4.5%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 59.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 32.0%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.7%
 
Median Household Income $42,944
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 33.0%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 19.9%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.4%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 51.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 31.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.1%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 13.0%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 43.5%
Percentage with a College Degree 22.0%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 31.9%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 23.5%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 12.2%
 
Unemployment rate 6.0%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-9
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.2%
 
Percentage Married Couples 43.3%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 16.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 11:16am October 27, 2014