2021 Louisiana's 5th congressional district special election

The 2021 Louisiana's 5th congressional district special election was held on March 20, 2021.

2021 Louisiana's 5th congressional district special election

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Louisiana's 5th congressional district
Turnout21.4%[1]
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Candidate Julia Letlow Sandra Christophe Chad Conerly
Party Republican Democratic Republican
Popular vote 67,203 28,255 5,497
Percentage 64.86% 27.27% 5.31%

2021 United States House of Representatives special election in Louisiana's 5th congressional district by parish.svg
Parish results

U.S. Representative before election

Vacant

Elected U.S. Representative

Julia Letlow
Republican

Louisiana's 5th congressional district's member-elect Luke Letlow died December 29, 2020 from a heart attack while being treated for COVID-19 during the pandemic in Louisiana.[2]

When congressional seats in Louisiana become vacant, the Governor may call a special election at any time. The special election to fill Louisiana's 5th congressional district took place on March 20, 2021 as stated by Governor John Bel Edwards's office.[3]

CandidatesEdit

Democratic PartyEdit

DeclaredEdit

  • Sandra "Candy" Christophe, social worker and candidate for this seat in 2020[4][5]

WithdrawnEdit

  • Jessica Honsinger Hollister, actress[6]

Republican PartyEdit

DeclaredEdit

DeclinedEdit

No party affiliationEdit

DeclaredEdit

  • Jim Davis[7]
  • M.V. "Vinny" Mendoza, perennial candidate[7]

EndorsementsEdit

Julia Letlow (R)
Former U.S. Executive Branch Officials
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Organizations
Candy Christophe (D)

Jungle primaryEdit

PredictionsEdit

Source Ranking As of
Inside Elections[25] Solid R March 19, 2021
Sabato's Crystal Ball[26] Safe R March 18, 2021

ResultsEdit

Louisiana's 5th congressional district special election, 2021[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julia Letlow 67,203 64.86
Democratic Sandra Christophe 28,255 27.27
Republican Chad Conerly 5,497 5.31
Republican Robert Lansden 929 0.90
Republican Allen Guillory 464 0.45
Independent Jim Davis 402 0.39
Republican Sancha Smith 334 0.32
Republican M.V. Mendoza 236 0.23
Independent Jaycee Magnuson 131 0.13
Republican Richard H. Pannell 67 0.06
Republican Horace Melton III 62 0.06
Republican Errol Victor Sr. 36 0.03
Total votes 103,616 100.00
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "U. S. Representative -- 5th Congressional District". Louisiana Secretary of State. March 20, 2021.
  2. ^ Jim Acosta, Jamie Gangel and Paul LeBlanc. "Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies after battling Covid-19". CNN. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Hilburn, Greg. "Here's how the late Luke Letlow's congressional seat will be filled following his COVID death". The News-Star. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d Hilburn, Greg (January 4, 2021). "Wife of late Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow considers running for vacant seat". The News-Star. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  5. ^ Thompkins, Jarmarlon; Segura, Matthew (January 5, 2021). "Candy Christophe announces run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District". KNOE-TV. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Gibson, Kaitlyn (February 3, 2021). "What's on the ballot for Louisiana's March election?". KSLA . Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "A look at Louisiana candidates signed up for March election". Associated Press. January 22, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=199932398486245&id=107722267707259
  9. ^ a b c d e f Hilburn, Greg (January 14, 2021). "Julia Letlow, widow of U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, will run for Congress". The News-Star. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  10. ^ "State Sen. Stewart Cathey won't run for 5th Congressional District seat". www.msn.com. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  11. ^ "I'm grateful to have the support of my friend, @stewartcatheyjr!". Twitter.com. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  12. ^ My Decision Not To Run, retrieved March 21, 2021
  13. ^ a b c d "Republican Julia Letlow wins Louisiana congressional seat originally won by her late husband, CBS News projects". March 20, 2021. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  14. ^ "Former President Trump endorses Julia Letlow for District 5 congressional race". March 10, 2021. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  15. ^ "Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy endorses Julia Letlow in 5th Congressional District race". March 8, 2021. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  16. ^ Crisp, Elizabeth (February 9, 2021). "Weeks After Luke Letlow's Death, His Wife Julia Letlow Is the Frontrunner to Replace Him in Congress". Newsweek. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  17. ^ "Newly Created Defend Our Values PAC Strongly Endorses Dr. Julia Letlow". Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  18. ^ "Julia Letlow (LA-05)". February 3, 2021.
  19. ^ @LCGA1968 (February 12, 2021). "The LCGA is proud to endorse Dr. Julia Barnhill Letlow for the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana!! ⁦@jbletlow" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  20. ^ "Louisiana Loggers Association Endorse Julia Letlow for Congress". February 11, 2021.
  21. ^ "NFIB Endorses Julia Letlow For Congress In LA-05 Special Election". March 9, 2021.
  22. ^ Hilburn, Greg (January 30, 2021). "Louis Gurvich retains control of Louisiana GOP, which endorses Julia Letlow for Congress". The News-Star. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  23. ^ "Julia Letlow LA-05". Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  24. ^ "Louisiana Democrats Endorse Candy Christophe for 5th Congressional District seat". Kalb. February 13, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  25. ^ "2022 House Ratings". House Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. March 19, 2021. Retrieved March 20, 2021.
  26. ^ Coleman, J. Miles (March 18, 2021). "How Mid-Decade Redistrictings Saved the Democratic House Majority". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved March 20, 2021.

External linksEdit

Official campaign websites