Republican congressman, Jim McCrery has represented the district since 1988. He is the Ranking Member on the House Ways and Means Committeee. He announced his retirement in Decemebr 2007. Due to Hurricane Gustav, the primaries have been postponed until 4th October.
Willie Banks - a veteran and attorney
Paul J. Carmouche - Caddo District Attorney, who is tipped to win the nomination
Artis "Doc" Cash - minister, who ran in 2006
John Milkovich - attorney, who ran in 2002
John Fleming - a physician
Chris Gorman - trucking executive
Chester Kelly - restaurant owner, attorney
Jeff Thompson - attorney, believed to be McCrery's favoured successor
former State Rep. Mike Powell.
Cook listed this district as "Republican Toss Up"