Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 67)

INCUMBENT: Pat Smith (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: House District 67 is located in Baton Rouge and contains three of its recognizable landmarks: the Old/New State Capitol, the “new bridge”, and LSU (the ExxonMobil refinery is just outside the periphery of the district). It also travels south of LSU to include a fast growing area along Brightside and […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 12)

INCUMBENT: Rob Shadoin (Republican) DESCRIPTION: House District 12 is located in north Louisiana and is a partially rural, partially small town district that contains all of Union Parish and the northern/eastern portions of Lincoln Parish in and around Ruston (home of Louisiana Tech) – the black majority precincts in Lincoln Parish in and around Grambling have […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 38)

INCUMBENT: H. Bernard LeBas (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: House District 38 is located in Acadiana and includes parts of two parishes: all of Evangeline Parish except for its southernmost precincts, as well as a portion of St Landry Parish to the east of Opelousas along US Highway 190. DISTRICT MAP:               […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 10)

INCUMBENT: Eugene Reynolds (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: House District 10 is a rural district in northwest Louisiana that contains all of Webster Parish and a single precinct in southern Bossier Parish. DISTRICT MAP:                   RED/BLUE RATING (using 2008, 2012, and 2014 elections): 60% Republican JMCEL’s SUMMARY: House District 10 […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 85)

INCUMBENT: Bryan Adams (Republican) DESCRIPTION: House District 85 is located in the Westbank of Jefferson Parish and includes the suburbs of Gretna and Terrytown along Belle Chasse Highway. DISTRICT MAP:                   RED/BLUE RATING (using 2008, 2012, and 2014 elections): 52% Democratic JMCEL’s SUMMARY: In the aftermath of […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 78)

INCUMBENT: Kirk Talbot (Republican) DESCRIPTION: House District 78 is located in the Eastbank of Jefferson Parish and is centered in the suburbs of Harahan and River Ridge. From there, the district travels north along David Drive to take in additional territory between Kenner and Metairie. DISTRICT MAP:                 […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 71)

INCUMBENT: J. Rogers Pope (Republican) DESCRIPTION: House District 71 is located in Livingston Parish and contains the most suburbanized parts of the parish, as it is centered in and around the Baton Rouge suburbs of Denham Springs, Walker, and adjacent areas to the north and south of Denham Springs along the Amite River and LA […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 54)

INCUMBENT: “Truck” Gisclair (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: Given the swampy terrain of south Louisiana, there are several House districts where the swampy landmass of the district makes the districts seem deceptively large. House District 54 is one of those districts, as it is contained in southern Lafourche Parish (generally all territory south of US Highway 90), with […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 46)

INCUMBENT: Mike Huval (Republican) DESCRIPTION: House District 46 historically has been “the Saint Martin district”, although after the 2011 reapportionment, most of the black neighborhoods along Bayou Teche between Breaux Bridge and Saint Martinville were moved to a new black majority district that was created in the area. As those precincts were removed, some precincts […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 37)

INCUMBENT: Johnny Guinn (Republican) DESCRIPTION: House District 37 is a primarily rural district in southwest Louisiana that contains all of Jefferson Davis Parish as well as the part of Calcasieu Parish east of Wardline Road. DISTRICT MAP:                 RED/BLUE RATING (using 2008, 2012, and 2014 elections): 67% Republican JMCEL’s […]

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