Scalise re-elected in Louisiana's 1st District

Scalise re-elected in Louisiana's 1st District

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 9: Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise talks to delegates at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, April 9, 2010 in New Orleans. Many of the Republican Party's most prominent members will be speaking at the conference which runs from April 8-11. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 7 at 3:37 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise has easily defeated four challengers in his bid to keep the congressional seat representing suburban New Orleans.

Scalise, a Republican from Metairie, had no well-financed opposition for the 1st District seat in Tuesday's election.

His four opponents included one he'd defeated twice — Democrat Vinny Mendoza of Ponchatoula. Also running for the seat were Gary King, a Republican from New Orleans; David "Turk" Turknett, an independent from Galliano; and Arden Wells, an independent from Ponchatoula.

Scalise, a former state lawmaker, was first elected to Congress in 2008.

The 1st District covers suburban New Orleans and coastal southeast Louisiana.

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