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La. ally of Boehner defeats Tea Party freshman in runoff

Representative Charles Boustany of Louisiana, a veteran Republican allied with House Speaker John Boehner, trounced freshman GOP incumbent Jeff Landry in a weekend runoff election.

The two incumbents were forced into the same district when Louisiana lost a congressional seat because of low population growth in the latest federal census. The state will have six US House seats in the new term that begins in January.

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