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Louisiana’s six congressional races feature four incumbents and two open seats, as Congressman Charles Boustany and Congressman John Fleming are running for the U.S. Senate instead. Altogether, there are 39 candidates in the six congressional races. Over the next several weeks, we’ll look at each of those contests, starting today, with the 1st Congressional District.

LA Sen. Regina Barrow

President Barack Obama was in Baton Rouge yesterday, heaping praise on new Governor John Bel Edwards.

“This week, he took the bold and wise step to expand Medicaid to cover hundreds of thousands of hard-working Louisianans,” the President told town hall event-goers at McKinley High School. They responded with cheers.

“And, by the way, it will actually help the state’s finances,” the President added.

Barring new and jarring developments, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is going to survive the story that he addressed a conference of white supremacists in 2002.

Unless further evidence emerges of liaisons with the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, or EURO, Scalise will take his oath next week for the 114th Congress as the No. 3 leader of the chamber's GOP — the party's largest majority since 1928.

Updated at 2:14 p.m. ET

Rep. Steve Scalise, the recently elected House majority whip, has acknowledged that he spoke at a gathering of white supremacists more than a decade ago, calling it "a mistake" that he regrets.

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise qualified for the 1st congressional district race Thursday, seeking his 4th term representing the New Orleans area. The state’s first congress member to hold the leadership post since Hale Boggs in 1971, Scalise says he’s now positioned to do more in Washington for his home state.

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