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Scandals old and new mark House races

4 years 1 week 6 days ago Tuesday, November 04 2014 Nov 4, 2014 November 04, 2014 6:21 AM November 04, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Kevin McGill

NEW ORLEANS - Four of the six U.S. House races on Louisiana's ballot are dreary matters by the state's colorful standards, with incumbents in line for easy re-election.

But the 6th District race features 87-year-old former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who hopes to overcome memories of his corruption conviction in Tuesday's balloting. As the only prominent Democrat on the ballot, Edwards was expected to earn a runoff spot against one of several Republicans.

There's also the 5th District, where Republican incumbent Vance McAllister was caught on video kissing a woman other than his wife. McAllister hopes for a runoff spot against one of eight challengers.

Republicans Steve Scalise in the 1st District, Charles Boustany in the 3rd and John Fleming in the 4th and Democrat Cedric Richmond in the 2nd all faced little-known opponents.

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