But Louisiana insiders don’t believe the discrepancy has been enough to make this a truly competitive race.
Still, Landry aides are counting on an electorate significantly different than what the district saw on Election Day.
“It’s going to be a low-turnout election and we’re continuing to run on the record,” said one Landry aide. “We’ll see the decision the voters make.”
Landry has positioned himself as the true conservative in the race, pointing to votes like the 2011 debt ceiling-raising Budget Control Act: Boustany voted with leadership in favor while Landry voted no.
The Boustany campaign was bullish on their prospects.
“We’re feeling confident going into this week,” said Boustany campaign spokesman Neal Patel.
In this battle in the Bayou on a Saturday in December, however, anything is possible.
Roll Call has launched a new feature, Hill Navigator, to advise congressional staffers and would-be staffers on how to manage workplace issues on Capitol Hill. Please send us your questions anything from office etiquette, to handling awkward moments, to what happens when the work life gets too personal. Submissions will be treated anonymously.