Presidential Election Day: Nov. 8, 2016

Primary: November 8, 2016

Louisiana Senate Candidates for Senate
Louisiana Candidates for Senate

Louisiana Senate Candidates Election Race for US Senate 2016

Louisiana Candidates for Senator 2016

Beryl Billiot (Independent)
Charles Boustany Jr. (R)
Foster Campbell (D)
Joe Cao (R)
Thomas Clements (Libertarian)
Donald "Crawdaddy" Crawford (R)
David Duke (R)
Derrick Edwards (D)
Caroline Fayard (D)
John Fleming (R)
LeRoy Gillam (Libertarian)
Troy Hebert (Independent)
John Kennedy (R)
Gary Landrieu (D)
Bob Lang (Independent)
Rob Maness (R) - Tea Party Activist
Kaitlin Marone (Independent)
Charles Marsala (R)
Vinny Mendoza (D)
Abhay Patel (R)
Josh Pellerin (D)
Gregory Taylor (Independent)
Arden Wells (Independent) - Tea Party Activist
Peter Williams (D)

Louisiana Candidates for Congress Republican and Democrat LA

District 1:
Steve Scalise (R)
Eliot Barron (Green)
Lee Dugas (D)
Danil Faust (D)
Howard Kearney (Libertarian)
Joe Swider (D)
Chuemai Yang (Independent)

District 2:
Cedric Richmond (D)
Kenneth Cutno (D)
Samuel Davenport (Libertarian)
Kip Holden (D)

District 3:
Scott Angelle (R)
Bryan Barrilleaux (R)
Greg Ellison (R)
Brett Geymann (R)
Jake "Dorian Phibian" Hebert (D)
Clay Higgins (R)
Guy McLendon (Libertarian)
Larry Rader (D)
Gus Rantz (R)
Grover Rees (R)
Kenny Scelfo (Independent)
Herman Vidrine (R)

District 4:
Trey Baucum (R)
Elbert Guillory (R) -
Mark Halverson (Independent)
Oliver Jenkins (R)
Rick John (R)
Mike Johnson (R)
J. Marshall Jones Jr. (D)
Ken Krefft (Independent)

District 5:
Ralph Abraham (R)
Billy Burkette (R)

District 6:
Garret Graves (R)
Bob Bell (R) - Tea Party Activist
Devin Graham (Independent)
Richard Fontanesi (Libertarian)
Richard Lieberman (D)
Jermaine Sampson (D)


History of Louisiana. Information that every Louisiana Senator Candidate and candidate for Congress Should Know

On April 30, 1803, representatives of the United States and Napoleonic France conclude negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, a massive land sale that doubles the size of the young American republic. What was known as Louisiana Territory comprised most of modern-day United States between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains, with the exceptions of Texas, parts of New Mexico, and other pockets of land already controlled by the United States. A formal treaty for the Louisiana Purchase, antedated to April 30, was signed two days later.

Beginning in the 17th century, France explored the Mississippi River valley and established scattered settlements in the region. By the middle of the 18th century, France controlled more of the modern United States than any other European power: from New Orleans northeast to the Great Lakes and northwest to modern-day Montana. In 1762, during the French and Indian War, France ceded its America territory west of the Mississippi River to Spain and in 1763 transferred nearly all of its remaining North American holdings to Great Britain. Spain, no longer a dominant European power, did little to develop Louisiana Territory during the next three decades. In 1796, Spain allied itself with France, leading Britain to use its powerful navy to cut off Spain from America.

In 1801, Spain signed a secret treaty with France to return Louisiana Territory to France. Reports of the retrocession caused considerable uneasiness in the United States. Since the late 1780s, Americans had been moving westward into the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys, and these settlers were highly dependent on free access to the Mississippi River and the strategic port of New Orleans. U.S. officials feared that France, resurgent under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte, would soon seek to dominate the Mississippi River and access to the Gulf of Mexico. In a letter to Robert Livingston, the U.S. minister to France, President Thomas Jefferson stated, "The day that France takes possession of New Orleans...we must marry ourselves to the British fleet and nation." Livingston was ordered to negotiate with French minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand for the purchase of New Orleans.