Voters to decide runoff in Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District. Today! Get out the Vote!

Voters to decide runoff in Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District

  • Voters in Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District will decide the runoff election on April 24 between Troy Carter (D) and Karen Peterson (D). Carter and Peterson received the most votes in the district's special primary election on March 20 and advanced to a runoff under Louisiana's majority-vote system.
  • Former incumbent Cedric Richmond (D) and several U.S. House members endorsed Carter, a state senator. Peterson, who is also a state senator, received endorsements from 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) and Gary Chambers (D), who finished third in the primary.
  • Both Carter and Peterson support increasing the federal minimum wage but disagree on what it should be raised to. Carter supports raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, while Peterson said she would support raising it to $20 per hour. The candidates also differ on health care policy, with Carter supporting a public option allowing people to choose between a government-funded plan and private insurance and Peterson supporting a Medicare-for-All universal health care plan.
  • This will be the second special election decided for the 117th Congress. On March 20, voters in Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elected Julia Letlow (R) in a special election to fill the vacancy left by Luke Letlow (R), who died before being seated in the 117th Congress from complications related to COVID-19.

Ballotpedia, April 24, 2021.

Voices4America Post Script. We need to get out the vote in Louisiana’s 2nd District, which encompasses nearly all of the city of New Orleans and stretches west and north to Baton Rouge. Everyone, vote or get out the vote in Louisiana 2 TODAY! We need to build the number of Democrats in Congress. Share this!

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