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Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-La.)


Biography
District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: Feb. 21, 1956; Lafayette, La.
Residence: Lafayette
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Bridget Boustany; two children
Education: U. of Southwestern Louisiana, B.S. 1978; Louisiana State U., M.D. 1982
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Human Resources; Oversight - Chairman; Trade)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalCharles Boustany (R) 185,86778.7
Russell Richard (NPA) 28,34212.0
Bryan Barrilleaux (R) 22,0599.3
2012generalCharles Boustany (R) 139,12344.7
Jeff Landry (R) 93,52730.0
Ron Richard (D) 67,07021.5
Bryan Barrilleaux (R) 7,9082.5
Jim Stark (LIBERT) 3,7651.2
2010generalCharles Boustany (R) 00.0
2008generalCharles Boustany (R) 177,17361.9
Donald Cravins (D) 98,28034.3
Peter Vidrine (X) 10,8463.8
2006generalCharles Boustany (R) 113,72070.7
Mike Stagg (D) 47,13329.3
2004generalCharles Boustany (R) 105,76138.6
Willie Mount (D) 69,07925.2
Don Cravins (D) 67,38924.6
David Thibodaux (R) 26,5269.7
Malcolm Carriere (D) 5,1771.9
Roll Call Vitals

171st

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise (R) is 226th.

4th

Louisiana is 4th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

5,289

Twitter Followers (@RepBoustany)

67th

Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. has the 67th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.