Gilda Reed

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Gilda Reed was a Democratic candidate for the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana

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 [1]


Positions, record and controversies


2008 elections

Special election

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.[2]

General 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.[1]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.

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

Phone: 504.467-3409

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Louisiana,, retrieved October 7, 2008
  2. J. Taylor Rushing, "Dems add to majority with Cazayoux win in La.",, May 4, 2008.

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