Most Louisiana congressmen win re-election

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Posted: Nov 7, 2012 7:59 AM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - Most of Louisiana's congressmen had an easy time in their re-election bids.

That wasn't the case for Republican U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry, who will face each other in a December runoff to decide who returns to Washington for another term.

The two men were forced into the same 3rd District when Louisiana lost a congressional seat after the latest federal census. Three other contenders were in the race, and neither congressman was able to win outright Tuesday.

In other congressional contests, Republican U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise of Metairie, John Fleming of Minden, Rodney Alexander of Quitman and Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge coasted to victory against little-financed opponents.

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