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Gilda Reed was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 1st Congressional District (map) of Louisiana. She won the Democratic nomination but lost the May 3, 2008 special election to Steve Scalise (R-La.). She did not run in the Nov 5 election 
Positions, record and controversies
As the Democratic nominee to replace Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), who vacated his seat to become Governor, Reed won the Democratic primary by 70% and was defeated by Steve Scalise (R-Lou.) in the May 3, 2008 special election.
Reed did not seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Scalise again in the November general election, but Jim Harlan did on October 6, 2008.
Money in politics
Committees and affiliations
Reed will be assigned committees if and when she is elected to Congress.
More background data
Campaign Contact Information
Gilda Reed for Congress
P.O. Box 73186
Metairie, LA 70033-3186
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Louisiana and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Louisiana, TheGreenPapers.com, retrieved October 7, 2008
- ↑ J. Taylor Rushing, "Dems add to majority with Cazayoux win in La.", TheHill.com, May 4, 2008.