Charles Boustany wins by about 20,000 votes
In a battle of incumbent members of Congress, Charles Boustany defeated Jeff Landry in the runoff election to represent Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District.
Boustany, who captured 61% of the vote or about 20,000 more votes than Landry, wins election to a fifth term. Landry, a tea party favorite, leaves Congress after serving just one term.
The two incumbents ran in the same district because Louisiana lost one House seat in the dicennial redistricting process. The design of the district favored Boustany.
The race had been attack-heavy, since both candidates ran as conservative Republicans and had little philosophical ground in which to distinguish themselves.