May 14, 2021

Dem Troy Carter wins special election to replace former Rep. Cedric Richmond

Louisiana state Sen. Troy Carter (D) won Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District special election runoff on Saturday to replace former Rep. Cedric Richmond, who left the House to join the Biden administration, giving Democrats an additional seat in their narrow lead in the House.

“I will wake up every day with you on my mind, on my heart, and I will work for you tirelessly,” Carter told supporters in his acceptance speech.”The work begins tomorrow.”

Carter defeated fellow state Senator Karen Carter Peterson in a 55.2% to 44.8% vote, according to The Washington Post.

The two state senators received the top vote counts in a special election held in March to succeed Rep. Cedric Richmond. Richmond resigned to serve as President Joe Biden’s White House director of public engagement.

The race required a runoff since neither candidate earned at least 50 percent of the vote.

After Carter joins the House, Democrats will hold a 219 to 212 majority over Republicans. Four additional vacancies remain that will include future special elections.

Peterson had sought to become the first Black woman to represent the district. “I’m wishing Sen. Carter well as he represents Louisiana in Washington. I will keep fighting every day for our communities, our people, and the progressive change we need,” Carter Peterson wrote on Twitter.

Carter appeared ready for action following her win. “I bounced out of bed ready to go to church, overwhelmed with joy and the magnitude of where I am, a place I’ve dreamed of. Now I have the opportunity to do the things I’ve committed to do. I take it very seriously,” Carter said Sunday at New Zion Baptist Church, which celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Some argued the win shows Democrats oppose the more radical agenda of “woke” politics represented by Peterson. Local New Orleans media noted her campaign “ran as a problem-solving Democrat who is willing to work with independents and Republicans.”

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  2. any democrat in the house needs to be ousted and brought to trial for treason and hopefully execution if they are found guilty.

      1. only in your indoctrinated tds afflicted mind/ you moron. it was infiltrated by antifa thugs and blm minded dummierats. you are the sorriest bunch of liars that the devil has wrought on earth. thank god 2022 and 2024 justice will be done. i guess all the demonrat backed destruction on innocent people and our cities is ok with you????? oh didnt cnn tell you??????

        1. As a child, I lived in Bossier City, Louisiana, back then the people were not so misinformed and gullible as to believe, let alone vote for another, Democrat.

      2. It is the Democrats supporting and allowing BLM a Marxist group and Antifa a bunch of paid cowards who hide behind a rag to destroy our history and communities and includes Kamala Harris. I guess that is rewarding. Nithing more than domestic terrorist

  3. Louisiana must have been sleeping through out the past 30 t0 40 years ….. all the crap the demon rats are putting America through they voted another demon rat into office !!!!! What to hell is wrong with these idiots ??? I guess Louisiana wants communism in their state … note to self DON’T move to or even vacation in Louisiana !!!!

  4. People of Louisiana,. Keep your eyes AND ears open. You will find out very early if your new (D) wants to represent you or if he just wantsvto be a puppet for Pelosi and the Communists.
    If he will not represent YOU, then do a RE-CALL ELECTION until you get someone who will represent YOU !!!!

  5. THEY SAY, MY DADDY DADDY DADDY DADDY DADDY ALWAYS VOTED DEMONRAT,THAT WHY I DO THE SAME,I AM INBDOCTRINATED BY THE JIMJONES THEY GIVE ME TO DRINK EVERYDAY.

  6. Yep, that’s what they say. My parents, grandparents, and great grandparents all the way back to the Civil War have always voted for Democrats and I’m gonna vote the same way. It’s a family tradition to vote Democrat and I ain’t breaking the family tradition.

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