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Louisiana congressman wins bid for reelection

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Shutt / September 13, 1982

New Orleans

Louisianans braved a tropical storm Saturday to vote in primary elections involving six House seats. Rep. Gillis Long (D) won his bid for a sixth term, turning back a stiff challenge from conservative state Sen. Ned Randolph.

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Seven other incumbents - two without any opposition - also won reelection. Messrs. Long and Randolph provided the only substantial contest of the primary.