2020 United States Senate election in Louisiana

The 2020 United States Senate election in Louisiana was held on November 3, 2020, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Louisiana, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate, elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. A blanket primary was held on November 3, 2020; if no candidate had won a majority of the vote in the blanket primary, then a runoff election would have been held on December 5.[1]

2020 United States Senate election in Louisiana

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Candidate Bill Cassidy Adrian Perkins Derrick Edwards
Party Republican Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 1,228,908 394,049 229,814
Percentage 59.3% 19.0% 11.1%

2020 United States Senate election in Louisiana results map by parish.svg
Parish results
Cassidy:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Perkins:      40-50%

U.S. senator before election

Bill Cassidy
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Bill Cassidy
Republican

CandidatesEdit

Republican PartyEdit

DeclaredEdit

Democratic PartyEdit

Though there were multiple Democratic candidates, the one with the most institutional support was Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, who had the endorsements of the Louisiana Democratic Party and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and would end up receiving the nomination.[5]

DeclaredEdit

WithdrewEdit

DeclinedEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Adrian Perkins (D)
Federal officials
State officials
Local officials
Organizations
U.S. Senators
  • Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey (2013–present)[16]
  • Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator from California (2017-present) and Democratic 2020 Vice Presidential nominee[20]
Antoine Pierce (D)
Individuals
  • Andrew Yang, businessman, entrepreneur, non-profit leader and 2020 Presidential Candidate[21]
Organizations

Libertarian PartyEdit

DeclaredEdit

  • Aaron Sigler, neurosurgeon[6]

IndependentsEdit

DeclaredEdit

  • Beryl Billiot, businessman[23]
  • John Paul Bourgeois[23]
  • Reno Jean Daret III[23]
  • Alexander "Xan" John, businessman and law student[23]
  • Jamar "Doc" Montgomery, attorney[24]

WithdrewEdit

General electionEdit

PredictionsEdit

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[25] Safe R October 29, 2020
Inside Elections[26] Safe R October 28, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[27] Safe R November 2, 2020
Daily Kos[28] Safe R October 30, 2020
Politico[29] Safe R November 2, 2020
RCP[30] Safe R October 23, 2020
DDHQ[31] Safe R November 3, 2020
538[32] Safe R November 2, 2020
Economist[33] Likely R November 2, 2020

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Bill
Cassidy (R)
Dustin
Murphy (R)
Adrian
Perkins (D)
Antoine
Pierce (D)
Other Undecided
ALG Research (D)[1][A] August 6–12, 2020 800 (LV) ± 3.5% 42% 6% 17% 11% 3%[b] 21%

Head to head matchupsEdit

Bill Cassidy vs. Adrian Perkins
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Bill
Cassidy (R)
Adrian
Perkins (D)
Undecided
ALG Research (D)[2][A] August 6–12, 2020 800 (LV) ± 3.5% 52% 33% 16%
Hypothetical polling
Bill Cassidy vs. generic opponent
Poll source Date Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Bill
Cassidy (R)
Generic
Opponent
Undecided
Tyson Group/Consumer Energy Alliance[B] September 2–5, 2020 600 (LV) ± 4% 38% 37% 24%
Tyson Group/Consumer Energy Alliance[B] March 16, 2020 – (V)[c] 48% 25% 27%
Generic Republican vs. generic Democrat
Poll source Date Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Generic
Republican
Generic
Democrat
Other Undecided
ALG Research (D)[3][A] August 6–12, 2020 800 (LV) ± 3.5% 43% 33% 2%[d] 23%[e]

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election blanket primary in Louisiana, 2020[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Cassidy (incumbent) 1,228,908 59.32%
Democratic Adrian Perkins 394,049 19.02%
Democratic Derrick Edwards 229,814 11.09%
Democratic Antoine Pierce 55,710 2.69%
Republican Dustin Murphy 38,383 1.85%
Democratic Drew Knight 36,962 1.78%
Independent Beryl Billiot 17,362 0.84%
Independent John Paul Bourgeois 16,518 0.80%
Democratic Peter Wenstrup 14,454 0.70%
Libertarian Aaron Sigler 11,321 0.55%
Independent M.V. "Vinny" Mendoza 7,811 0.38%
Independent Melinda Mary Price 7,680 0.37%
Independent Jamar Montgomery 5,804 0.28%
Independent Reno Jean Daret III 3,954 0.19%
Independent Alexander "Xan" John 2,813 0.14%
Total votes 2,071,543 100.00%
Republican hold

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  2. ^ Mendoza (I) with 2%; Sigler (L) with 1%
  3. ^ Not yet released
  4. ^ "Neither" with 2%
  5. ^ "It depends" with 19%; "Don't know" with 4%
Partisan clients
  1. ^ a b c Poll sponsored by Adrians Perkins' campaign.
  2. ^ a b The Consumer Energy Alliance is a pro-Keystone XL lobbying group

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "2020 Election United States Senate - Louisiana". FEC.gov. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Louisiana". Politics1. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  5. ^ "DSCC Endorses Mayor Adrian Perkins in Louisiana Senate Race". Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. July 23, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d "Candidate Inquiry". Louisiana Secretary of State. July 24, 2020. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "The Green Papers: Louisiana 2020 General Election". The Green Papers. April 22, 2020. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  8. ^ Bridges, Tyler (July 15, 2020). "Democrats still looking for a big-name candidate to challenge Sen. Bill Cassidy's reelection bid". The Advocate. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
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  13. ^ Arkin, James (January 10, 2019). "Presidential dreams pull Democrats away from key Senate races". Politico. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  14. ^ Obama, Barack [@barackobama] (September 25, 2020). "I'm proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates who will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans' health care and preexisting conditions protections. Support these candidates––and vote early if you can" (Tweet). Retrieved November 23, 2022 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ Ferrell, Scott. "Gov. John Bel Edwards endorses Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins for Senate". The Times.
  16. ^ a b Mark Ballard (July 23, 2020). "Bill Cassidy picks up formidable opponent in Senate race on second day of candidate qualifying". The Advocate.
  17. ^ "Release: Louisiana Democrats Endorse Mayor Adrian Perkins for U.S. Senate". September 26, 2020.
  18. ^ "DSCC Endorses Mayor Adrian Perkins in Louisiana Senate Race". DSCC: Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. July 23, 2020.
  19. ^ "Adrian Perkins for Senate". VoteVets.org.
  20. ^ "LA-Sen: Sen. Kamala Harris (D. CA) Endorses Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins (D) For U.S. Senate". Daily Kos.
  21. ^ a b "In the Now". Antoine Pierce for U.S. Senate.
  22. ^ "2020 Endorsed House Candidates". DUH! Demand Universal Healthcare. Archived from the original on May 2, 2020. Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  23. ^ a b c d "Candidate Inquiry". voterportal.sos.la.gov.
  24. ^ Senate, Doc Montgomery for US. "Doc Montgomery for US Senate - Politics". Doc Montgomery for US Senate.
  25. ^ "2020 Senate Race Ratings for October 29, 2020". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  26. ^ "2020 Senate Ratings". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
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  28. ^ "2020 Senate Race Ratings". Daily Kos Elections. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  29. ^ "2020 Election Forecast". Politico. November 19, 2019.
  30. ^ "Battle for the Senate 2020". RCP. October 23, 2020.
  31. ^ "2020 Senate Elections Model". Decision Desk HQ. September 2, 2020. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  32. ^ Silver, Nate (September 18, 2020). "Forecasting the race for the Senate". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  33. ^ "Forecasting the US elections". The Economist. November 2, 2020. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  34. ^ "2020 - General Election Official Results". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2020.

External linksEdit

Official campaign websites