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Louisiana Election Results 2012: Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry face run-off next month; Romney wins big

Here is a summary of the election results in Louisiana: (View full map)


Polls suggested that Romney would carry Louisiana by a landslide and he did — winning nearly 60 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts counted, according to the Associated Press.


Also as expected, Louisiana’s House delegation — which shrank from seven seats to six due to decennial redistricting — will continue to be dominated by Republicans, as four GOP incumbents sailed to victory.Lone Democratic incumbent, Rep. Cedric Richmond, won reelection to his 2nd District seat, according to the AP. Two Republican incumbents who were running against each other because their districts have been merged — Rep. Charles Boustany and Rep. Jeff Landry — will face a run-off next month. That’s because under Louisiana’s unusual “jungle primary” system, all candidates for congressional office, including those of the same party, must run on the day of the general election. Unless one wins an outright majority, the top two vote-getters must square off on Dec. 8. Boustany, a party elder who had the advantage because three-fourths of the residents of the newly drawn third district are his current constituents, gained about 45 percent of the vote, while Landry, a tea party conservative considered more of a GOP outsider had 30 percent of the vote.

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