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Saturday's election to decide congressional seat

2 years ago December 08, 2012 Dec 8, 2012 Saturday, December 08 2012 Saturday, December 08, 2012 9:51:56 AM CST in News
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A runoff election is answering a question created two years ago with the latest federal census data. Voters are deciding which of Louisiana's congressmen is being pushed out because of the state's shrinking U.S. House delegation.

Republicans Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry were forced into the same congressional district when the state lost a seat because of anemic population growth. Both are in the 3rd District covering southwest Louisiana and Acadiana.

The two men are in a Saturday runoff to determine who returns to Congress next year.

The race has been attack-heavy, since both men have run as conservative Republicans and have had little philosophical ground in which to distinguish themselves.

Also on the ballot is a runoff for an open seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court.

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