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Louisiana Politics: Melancon, Vitter, Gentile Enter U.S. Senate Race; Democrat Deaton A Surprise Entry
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As of 11:48 pm on July 7, 2010, Louisiana Democratic Congressman Charlie Melancon and Louisiana Republican U.S. Senator, David Vitter have  qualified for the U.S.  Senate position currently held  by Sen. Vitter.  Also, qualifying in that race is Anthony Gentile, a Libertarian and Cary Deaton, a Democrat.  Deaton's entry might come as a  surprise to many political pundits. 

Here are the current listings of  candidates for U.S. Congress in Louisiana as of 11:48 am.

In the 1st Congressional District, Rep. Steve Scalise has qualified for re-election;  In the 2nd  Congressional District, which encompasses some of New Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, Democrats Louisiana Rep. Juan Lafonta and Louisiana Rep.  Cedric Richmond have qualified for Congress  along with Republican incumbent Congressman Joseph Cao.

Former Speaker of the House, Hunt Downer (R) and Republican  Jeff Landry have qualified for the 3rd Congressional  District .  That seat is currently occupied by Charlie Melancon who is running for U.S. Senate. 

So far, the 4th Congressional District pits incumbent Congressman John Fleming against Democrats Jude Gavi and David Melville.

Incumbent Republican Congressman Charles Boustany of the 7th Congressional District and Republican Congressman Rodney Alexander of the 5th Congressional  District are unopposed.

U. S. Senator Democratic Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
Cary J. Deaton 07/07/2010 Democrat
3524 16th St., Ste. F, Metairie LA 70002 White
504-957-8043
Male
"Charlie" Melancon 07/07/2010 Democrat
P. O. Box 549, Napoleonville LA 70390 White
985-369-7785
Male

U. S. Senator Libertarian Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
Anthony Gentile 07/07/2010 Libertarian
2368 Cours Carson Dr., Mandeville LA 70448 White
985-674-2722
Male

U. S. Senator Republican Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
David Vitter 07/07/2010 Republican
238 Helios Ave., Metairie LA 70005 White
504-835-6993
Male

U. S. Representative 1st Congressional District — Republican Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
"Steve" Scalise 07/07/2010 Republican
P. O. Box 23219, Jefferson LA 70183 White
504-831-3105
Male

U. S. Representative 2nd Congressional District — Democratic Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
Juan LaFonta 07/07/2010 Democrat
P. O. Box 8336, New Orleans LA 70182 Black
504-944-0506
Male
Cedric Richmond 07/07/2010 Democrat
1522 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans LA 70130 Black
504-267-5322
Male

U. S. Representative 2nd Congressional District — Republican Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
"Joseph" Cao 07/07/2010 Republican
Ste. 111 12A West Bank Expwy, Gretna LA 70053 Asian
504-301-0862
Male

U. S. Representative 3rd Congressional District — Republican Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
"Hunt" Downer 07/07/2010 Republican
100 Easy Street, Houma LA 70360 White
985-876-5812
Male
"Jeff" Landry 07/07/2010 Republican
101 Arbor Lane, New Iberia LA 70563 White
337-256-5610
Male

U. S. Representative 4th Congressional District — Democratic Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
Steven Jude Gavi 07/07/2010 Democrat
1214 Johns Rd., Bossier City LA 71112 Other
318-820-5216
Male
David Melville 07/07/2010 Democrat
P. O. Box 8660, Bossier City LA 71113
318-742-5069


U. S. Representative 4th Congressional District — Republican Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
John Fleming 07/07/2010 Republican
1240 Country Club Cir., Minden LA 71055 White
318-510-3333
Male

U. S. Representative 5th Congressional District — Republican Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
Rodney Alexander 07/07/2010 Republican
319 Nancys Rd., Quitman LA 71268 White
318-259-4587
Male

U. S. Representative 7th Congressional District — Republican Party
1 to be Elected
Name/Address/Phone Filed Date Party/Race/Gender
Charles W. Boustany Jr. 07/07/2010 Republican
P. O. Box 80218, Lafayette LA 70598 White
337-993-3829

Male

 

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