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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: La. House, 2000-2011; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2008; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: Sept. 13, 1973; New Orleans, La.
Residence: New Orleans
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Raquel Greenup; one child
Education: Morehouse College, B.A. 1995; Tulane U., J.D. 1998
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Security Technologies - Ranking Member; Oversight and Management Efficiency); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations; Executive Overreach)

Election History
2014generalCedric Richmond (D) 152,20168.7
Gary Landrieu (D) 37,80517.1
David Brooks (NPA) 16,3277.4
Samuel Davenport (LIBERT) 15,2376.9
2012generalCedric Richmond (D) 158,50155.2
Gary Landrieu (D) 71,91625.0
Dwayne Bailey (R) 38,80113.5
Josue Larose (R) 11,3453.9
Caleb Trotter (LIBERT) 6,7912.4
2010generalCedric Richmond (D) 83,70564.6
Anh Cao (R) 43,37833.5
Anthony Marquize (NPA) 1,8761.4
Jack Radosta (NPA) 6450.5
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Louisiana Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R) is 171st.


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


Twitter Followers (@RepRichmond)

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.