The special legislative session on redistricting is over and a new congressional map has been approved.

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It puts Republican Congressmen Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry in the same district. UL-Lafayette Political Science professor Pearson Cross says if the two  seek re-election next year, Boustany has  strong  support  from Lafayette  and  the Lake Charles areas, while Landry has the support of the Tea Party. Cross says even though he believes Boustany has the upper hand, Landry would have a shot if he raised enough money and highlight the differences between him and Boustany. The Congressional  remap  still  needs  approval  from  the  federal justice department.