The third and fourth Congressional district races in Louisiana are headed to a runoff. In the third district, two Republicans will square off, Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins. In the 4th district, it will be Democrat Marshall Jones versus Republican Mike Johnson.
ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says no surprises.
"Scott Angelle was supposed to clean up in the third Congressional district and he did, the only question mark was going to be who is opponent was going to be. In the 4th, as expected Marshall Jones did very well being the lone Democrat in the race," Stockley said.
In the 4th Congressional District, Jones edged Johnson 28-to-25-percent. But Stockley says Johnson, who is a GOP state representative, goes into the runoff as the favorite to win.
"I expect the Republican Party will probably substantially support him with finances and advertising," Stockley said.
In the 3rd Congressional District, Angelle narrowly beat Higgins 29-26 percent. Angelle is on the Public Service Commission, while Higgins has gained famed as a law enforcement officer. Stockley says many voters like Higgins' message.
"Flamboyant, somewhat charismatic candidate, a little bit outside of the mainstream, but I suppose, if this was ever a time to be a non-traditional candidate, this was the year," Stockley said.