Rep. Cedric L. Richmond wins Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District seat

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, a Democrat, has won another term representing Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District, beating Jesse Schmidt.

With all precincts reporting, Richmond has 80.6 percent of the vote, followed by Schmidt with 8.7 percent.

Richmond has represented the district in the House since 2011.

Democrats have gained a majority in the House, with 235 seats in the next Congress.

The number of votes cast for Democrats in House races has increased 55.0 percent from the 2014 midterms, compared with an increase of 25.6 percent for Republicans.

The district went for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of 52.7 points. President Trump, a Republican, won Louisiana by 19.6 points.

Data is from the Associated Press. This story may be updated if more information becomes available. It is powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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