14 men are vying for one congressional seat. Six of the 14 candidates are currently holding office. We asked them why they’re the best in the race.
Clyde Holloway is a Republican from Forest hill, Jamie Mayo and Robert Johnson are both Democrats; Mayo is from Monroe and Johnson is from Marksville.
Marcus Hunter of Monroe and Representative Jay Morris of Monroe are both Democrats and State Senator Neil Riser of Columbia is a Republican.
Other candidates in the race include: Green Party candidate
Eliot Barron, who is a New Orleans real estate agent, Tom Gibbs, no party affiliation, is a Ouachita Parish petroleum land broker and Henry Herford Junior, a Libertarian from Delhi, is a retired teacher and real estate agent.
Vance McAllister is a Monroe businessman; Weldon Russell III is a Democrat and a former state rep and is the only candidate from the Florida parishes. Blake Weatherly is a Republican and an engineer from Calhoun, near Monroe.
Peter Williams is not party-affiliated and is from Point Coupee Parish and Samir Zaitoon is a Libertarian and a Baton Rouge insurance broker, who has been a perennial candidate for elective office.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/13