Luke Letlow (R) defeated Lance Harris (R) in the general election for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District on Dec. 5. With all precincts reporting, Letlow received 62% of the unofficial election night vote.
A second round of voting was required since none of the nine candidates received a majority of the votes in the Nov. 3 primary; Letlow and Harris were the top two finishers—receiving 33.1% and 16.6% of the vote, respectively. Incumbent Ralph Abraham (R), who was first elected in 2014, did not seek re-election. A Republican has represented the district since 2004. Letlow will assume office on January 3, 2021.
A total of 470 seats in the U.S. Congress (35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) were up for election on November 3, 2020, including two special elections for U.S. Senate.