After an attempt to disqualify the 2nd congressional district race’s only libertarian candidate, Samuel Davenport, for residency reasons, an Orleans Parish judge has thrown out the matter.
Eliza Eugene and Lawrence Galle filed a complaint against Davenport, claiming he was not a resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, as stated on his qualifying documents. However, Judge Lynn Luker ruled that Eugene and Galle did not come with sufficient evidence to even make the claim against Davenport, citing that the two may not even be eligible to vote in St. John the Baptist Parish themselves.
Though failing to get Davenport disqualified, incumbent Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) has been successful in blocking Democratic candidate Gary Landrieu because he had outstanding fines with the Louisiana Board of Ethics which racked up to $700.
Also, Rufus Johnson, a Democrat, was disqualified from the race for having about $2,000 worth of outstanding fees with the Louisiana Board of Ethics.
Thus the 2nd District field now includes Independent David Brooks, Richmond and of course Davenport.