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Congratulations, Justice Kavanaugh!
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Confirm Judge Kavanaugh!
Friday, October 5th, 2018
I believe the Senate will do the right thing and confirm Judge Kavanaugh tomorrow. If you didn't know how desperate the left is to regain power and the lengths they will go to, now you do. Conservatives must turn out and vote in November. Read More.
Guest column: Get adults off SNAP and back to work
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
These are exciting times for the American economy with national unemployment below 4 percent and the fastest wage growth in decades, the results of this Republican Congress and the Trump administration’s policies. Read More.
Leave Mike the Tiger Alone
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
I spent a great deal of time with Mike IV while at Veterinary School at LSU and can tell you from first hand experience that there is no tiger on this planet as loved or treated as well as Mike. Read More.
Great evening in OPELOUSAS!
Monday, August 13th, 2018
Abraham to qualify for re-election Wednesday
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
“I consider it an honor to represent the great people of Louisiana’s 5th District in Congress. Our conservative, pro-economic growth agenda is making America great again. Our tax cuts have put more money in people’s pockets; consumer confidence is at near all-time highs; and people are working at the highest levels in decades. This is the conservative direction voters demanded we take in the last election, and I want to continue to do my part to push that agenda forward,” Dr. Abraham said. Read More.
Abraham: Food stamps shouldn’t be ‘a lifestyle’
Friday, April 13th, 2018
“SNAP provides an important safety net for many Americans, but I want it to be an on-ramp to success, not a lifestyle for work-capable adults," Abraham said. "The new Farm Bill makes reasonable and streamlined changes to eligibility requirements that will result in more adults who are ready for the workforce. "These changes will help people break out of the cycle of poverty and climb the economic ladder.” Read More.
Abraham Marches in Annual ‘Life March’ in Alexandria, Pineville
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Thousands of Cenla residents marched from Pineville on Saturday morning to Alexandria during the second annual Louisiana Life March Central. Marchers started off at Louisiana College, making their way through the streets of Pineville and across the Jackson Street bridge before parading through downtown Alexandria. The group filled the streets, and as the first participants […] Read More.
Abraham: U.S. must do more to destroy ISIS
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
“We will not let them intimidate us,” Abraham said. “We are Americans. We are strong. We are brave, and we have much heart.” Read More.
Abraham recognized with education award
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Abraham, whose district covers 24 parishes, was nominated by the Ruston chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. In the nomination packet, the chapter commended Abraham for the character, integrity, hard work and dedication he has exhibited through his professional and community service and in his first year as a U.S. House of Representatives member. Read More.
Is there a job Ralph Abraham can’t do?
Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Dr. Abraham believes that his diverse experiences are an asset to him as he serves in Congress, particularly in his role on the House Committee on Agriculture. He says he is looking forward to having a voice in legislation that affects both agriculture and animal husbandry businesses. Read More.
Abraham: Voters expect ‘big things … fast’
Monday, December 8th, 2014
Ralph Abraham couldn't settle into his wooden pew Sunday morning at Alto Baptist Church in rural Richland Parish. Read More.
Letter: Abraham a man of quiet integrity
Friday, November 28th, 2014
His dedication to others is so strong that he has dedicated his salary as congressman to St. Jude’s Hospital and Independence Fund for wounded veterans. He will serve all regardless of their party affiliation or anything else that may separate us as he has in his medical practice. Read More.
Majority Whip Scalise endorses Abraham in 5th District
Monday, November 24th, 2014
"I am proud to endorse his candidacy for Congress and look forward to working with Dr. Abraham to build a conservative vision for Louisiana and America." Read More.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Endorses Ralph Abraham for Congress
Monday, November 24th, 2014
As a rural physician, veteran, farmer, and business owner, Dr. Ralph Abraham will bring a unique perspective to our diverse House Republican Conference. Read More.
Abraham Supporters Hosting “Get Out The Vote Rally” in Central Louisiana on Monday
Friday, November 21st, 2014
Momentum continues to build across Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District for our campaign as we approach Election Day. I am excited to meet our supporters in Rapides Parish and will encourage them to get out and vote on December 6. Read More.
Sam Hanna Jr.: Two doctors in 20 years
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
In roughly two and a half weeks, voters in the 5th District of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives most likely will send a second doctor to Congress in less than 20 years. Read More.
Abraham: ‘We remained consistent and persistent’
Monday, November 17th, 2014
"More people know who we are when we go to campaign events now," he said. "People are starting to recognize us and wish us well." Read More.
NRA Endorses Dr. Ralph Abraham in 5th District Congressional Race
Monday, November 17th, 2014
“I am honored to receive the support of the NRA,” Abraham said. Read More.
Palin stumps for Cassidy, Abraham
Sunday, November 16th, 2014
"You know what Louisiana? The eyes of America are on you," Palin said. "The message that most of America wants to send to Barack Obama is going to be wrapped up and sent solidly to him when you elect the good Republican." Read More.
In the right place…at the right time…for a man in need…Dr. Ralph Abraham
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
In the right place…at the right time…for a man in need…Dr. Ralph Abraham Some people in the second half of Saturday’s LA Pecan Festival Parade have wondered whether Ralph Abraham, candidate for Congress skipped the festival and just sent a truck to appear in the parade.  It turns out he did not. Abraham and his […] Read More.
Louisiana Family Forum Voter Guide Shows Dr. Ralph Abraham’s Strong Support on Family Values
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
I won’t be afraid to go to Washington and fight for policies that will make Louisiana the best place to work and raise a family in America.” RALPH ABRAHAM, M.D. Read More.
Abraham Statement on Veterans Day
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
“As Americans, we should make every day a day to honor our veterans. I will never forget how much we owe our veterans, and I thank them deeply for their service. ” RALPH ABRAHAM, M.D. Read More.
National ‘Right to Life’ Committee Endorses Ralph Abraham
Monday, November 10th, 2014
National Right to Life is pleased to endorse you for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, to represent the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana. Read More.
‘Duck’ Dasher endorses Abraham in 5th District runoff
Monday, November 10th, 2014
"I want to thank my supporters and take this opportunity to ask you to join me in my support of Dr. Ralph Abraham," said Dasher, 36. "Dr. Abraham is a hard worker and a disciplined man. Read More.
Country doctor in 5th District runoff
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Abraham recalled driving near Jena and passing six men working on a hay rake in the middle of a field. “I went out there and before I left, they were voting for me. That’s the kind of politicking I like,” he said. Read More.
GOP appears to have edge in 2 unresolved La. House races
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Both Republicans have the edge in fundraising. Both are running in districts that, like most of the state, appear solidly Republican. Read More.
Post Election Day: 5th District Congressional Runoff
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
"We're going to continue the campaign just like we've been doing, going out and meeting people and seeing folks where they live," said Abraham." Read More.
Mayo vs. Abraham: Time to go to work
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
"You've got to consider (Abraham) the favorite," Stockley said. "He's a conservative Republican in a conservative district." Read More.
5th Congressional District: Mayo, Abraham in runoff
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
"It's not the America in which we grew up. Somebody has to step up and change it." Read More.
Dr. Ralph Abraham (R-Alto) Casts Official Vote In Race for LA-05
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
"I hope everyone will take the time to go to the polls today and make their voice heard." Read More.
Letter to the Editor: Abraham Has A Servant’s Heart
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
I know Ralph Abraham and know him to be a servant, whose record in life reflects just that. Running for Congress is an extension of his heart for service... Read More.
Military Veterans Are Supporting Ralph Abraham, for Congress
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Former VFW State Commander, Russell Shoemaker, speaks on why he is supporting Dr. Ralph Abraham's campaign for Congress. Read More.
Tuesday’s 5th Congressional District race promises to be as tight as a firecracker fuse with potentially explosive results.
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Dr. Abraham has seemed to have the most consistent support. Read More.
Good voter turnout expected Tuesday
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Main GOP contenders are considered to be Ralph Abraham, a medical doctor from Mangham Read More.
TV Interview – Louisiana Living on FOX14
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
A recent poll showed Dr. Abraham leading a crowded field of candidates. We talked to Dr. Abraham about the poll and what it means for his campaign. Read More.
Grant Parish Newspaper Endorses Ralph Abraham
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
The Colfax Chronicle believes the one who best represents the interest of Grant Parish is Dr. Ralph Abraham, a Republican from Mangham ,Louisiana. Dr. Abraham has a proven track record in several fields that reflects the needs and values of Grant Parish. Read More.
Abraham leads, Dasher makes move in 5th District poll
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Republican Ralph Abraham has surged into the lead in the 5th Congressional District race, while “Duck Dynasty” cousin Zach Dasher also made a move and incumbent U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister has slipped to third, according to the latest poll from The Glascock Group. Read More.
Florida parishes looking for their place in the 5th Congressional District
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
"We tend to be somewhat skeptical and jaded in our world today, but I'm telling you when you go out and meet the people, there are good people everywhere," Abraham said. Read More.
Candidates Participate in Televised Forum
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
We've got to seal the borders," said Republican Ralph Abraham of Archibald. "Do it with the National Guard. We have illegals coming in from 75 different countries. We should enforce the law, but you've got to catch them first. There are 2,000 people a night crossing our border who we never know about. Read More.
Voters, candidates enjoy wild ride in 5th District
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
The 5th District election is Nov. 4, but early voting begins Tuesday. Read More.
Abraham leads 5th District candidates in cash on hand
Friday, October 17th, 2014
Republican Ralph Abraham, the rural doctor from Alto, had the most campaign cash on hand of the nine 5th Congressional District candidates with $234,336 to spend with less than three weeks to the Nov. 4 election. Read More.
Meet Ralph Abraham – Candidate for Congress
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
The following editorial has run in newspapers across Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District. Meet Ralph Abraham Over the last few months, I’ve been asked over and over, “Ralph, why are you running for Congress?” My answer is simple: Our children’s and grandchildren’s future is too important. My wife Dianne and I have been blessed. I’ve always […] Read More.
October 9th Poll Shows Abraham, McAllister & Mayo at Top
Friday, October 10th, 2014
Abraham received the most support when respondents were asked to identify their second choice. The Alto doctor had 21 percent as second choice, followed by McAllister at 19 percent, Dasher at 14 percent, Holloway and Mayo at 12 percent and Brown at 11 percent. Read More.
POLLSTER: It still looks like McAllister, Abraham and Mayo
Friday, October 10th, 2014
With less than a month before the election, The Glascock Group says its poll is getting more accurate with every day that passes. Read More.
5th Congressional District candidates Vie for votes
Friday, October 10th, 2014
"If guardsmen were at the border with rifles, the border would be secure, Abraham said. I'm a Rick Perry fan. Seal it with the Guard," Abraham said, favoring use of National Guard troops to help with border security. Read More.
Friday, October 10th, 2014
WIth less than a month to go before the election, we get to hear more from candidates in a key race. Fifth congressional district voters can never say they are without a choice on November 4th. There are nine candidates in the race, and most pitched their stories to the Alexandria Exchange Club today. Read More.
5th Congressional District candidates attend Bastrop/Morehouse Chamber Forum
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Abraham spoke about the many problems he sees with the healthcare system and Obamacare as well as problems he sees oversees. “I've been to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, and I can tell you that most of those people wish to do us harm,” Abraham said. “They like our money, but they don't like us.” Read More.
Abarabam to attend West Monroe Tea Party Group
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
TEA PARTY MEETING – REPRESENTATIVE FORUM Date: Monday, October 13, 2014 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm The October meeting of the North Central Louisiana TEA Party will be a 5th District Congressional candidate forum. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Ruston Country Club, located at 2000 S. Vienna St. All candidates […] Read More.
Abraham Visits Kentwood Rotary
Monday, October 6th, 2014
Candidate Visits Tangipahoa Parish Read More.
Congressional Candidates Take Part in Louisiana Interfaith Forum
Monday, October 6th, 2014
"These are the people that I know, I grew up with and I treat. So to get their input is not only critical, but is essential to how we form policy, how we execute policy and how we make policy" said Dr. Ralph Abraham. Read More.
Ralph Abraham Releases New TV Ad – “Service”
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
"Service" Read More.
Letter: Abraham is the man
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
How refreshing to see a man like Dr. Ralph Abraham running for Congress. A God-fearing Christian man who knows and demonstrates right from wrong... Read More.
Letter – Former Mayor of West Monroe Endorses Ralph Abraham
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
W. B. Hatten Endorses Dr. Ralph Abraham in the race for the 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More.
Abraham: ‘Somebody has to step up’
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Ralph Abraham isn’t a man afraid to make bold career choices. After building a thriving veterinary practice in rural Richland Parish, Abraham decided to enroll in medical school at age 36 in 1990 while he and his wife, Dianne, were raising three children. Dianne took a teaching job and Abraham sold his own plasma twice […] Read More.
Rapides GOP endorses Abraham in 5th District
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
"One of the biggest accomplishments Dr. Abraham will bring back to our congressional district is honor, the restoration of integrity, honesty and trustworthiness while representing us in Congress," Ryan said. Read More.
Rapides GOP panel endorses Abraham in 5th District race
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
The Rapides Republican Parish Executive Committee has voted to endorse Dr. Ralph Abraham in the 5th Congressional District election. Read More.
Rapides Parish Republican Party Officially Endorses Dr. Ralph Abraham in (LA-05) Congressional Race
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
The Rapides Parish Republican Party voted on all Republican candidates in LA's 5th Congressional District race, and the committee has announced that Dr. Ralph Abraham has their full support and sole endorsement. Read More.
ALFORD: Dr. Smith Goes to Washington, Via Louisiana
Monday, September 15th, 2014
“Per capita, Louisiana has more medical doctors in Congress than any other state,” Congressman John Fleming, R-Minden, said during a recent SWLA Economic Development Alliance event in Lake Charles, the smile on his face widening. “And I’m not going to stop until every single member of our delegation is a medical doctor. Can I get […] Read More.
Ralph Abraham Endorsed by Rapides Parish Republican Party
Friday, September 12th, 2014
Chairman, Wayne Ryan, said, “The Rapides Republican PEC is excited to endorse Dr. Ralph Abraham for the 5th Congressional District. Dr. Abraham has lived out his conservative values in his professional life, home life, his community service activities and his service to our country in the military. Read More.
Abraham Attends Moving 9/11 Ceremony In Amite
Friday, September 12th, 2014
I attended a ceremony in Amite this morning honoring those men and women. Read More.
Monroe News-Star Editorial – Voters Should Do Their Duty
Sunday, September 7th, 2014
The latest poll in the 5th District House race provides food for thought. Nevermind the fact Republican Dr. Ralph Abraham of Alto has overtaken incumbent Republican U.S. Rep Vance McAllister of Swartz in the first noncandidate poll taken since the full field was set. Read More.
Candidate Conversation: Dr. Ralph Abraham on Louisiana Living
Friday, September 5th, 2014
West Monroe — Republican Dr. Ralph Abraham and candidate for the 5th Congressional District was a guest on Louisiana Living. Read More.
Ouachita Parish Women’s Republican Club to Have Dr. Abraham as Guest Speaker
Friday, September 5th, 2014
Ouachita Parish Women’s Republican Club meets at 11:30 On Monday, September 8th at the West Monroe Convention Center with guests Dr. Ralph Abraham, candidate for Congressional 5th District, Keith Gates and John Shamblin. Contact Lois Hoover, 665-0628. Read More.
Congressional, Senate Candidates Talk Healthcare at Monroe Physicians Forum
Friday, September 5th, 2014
MONROE, LA — Candidates for the 5th congressional district and the U.S. senate race in Louisiana filled the Bayou Desiard Country Club in Monroe on Thursday night. It was a meet-and-greet event with area physicians, hosted by the Ouachita Medical Society. Read More.
Dr. Abraham Jumps McAllister in 5th District Poll
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Republican Dr. Ralph Abraham of Alto has overtaken incumbent Republican Congressman Vance McAllister of Swartz in the first noncandidate poll taken since the full field was set, according to The Glascock Group. Abraham led the poll of 466 likely voters with 22 percent, followed by McAllister with 20 percent and Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, the […] Read More.
5th District forum to showcase crowded field
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Ouachita Parish voters will have their first chance to the full slate of candidates in the 5th Congressional District race since qualifying during a West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce forum and luncheon Tuesday at the West Monroe Convention Center. Chamber President Courtney Hornsby said most of the 10 candidates have already confirmed their plans […] Read More.
“Those Who Know Him Best”
Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Recently, a few of the people that have known Ralph for many years came together to speak on camera about his commitment to serving his community. Read More.
Photo of Dr. Ralph Abraham during qualifying in Baton Rouge
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Candidates for the 5th Congressional District race began qualifying Wednesday morning at the Secretary of State's office in Baton Rouge. Read More.
Abraham Qualifies for 5th District Race on First Day
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Abraham said he is running because “we’ve got to restore our integrity and take care of our unmanageable debt.” McAlister’s troubles “had no effect on my decision” to run. “As a physician, I was taught to listen, diagnose and treat,” he said, and he believes “the country needs a prescription for instigating fiscal responsibility.” Abraham said that if elected he will donate his salary to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and push for term limits on members of Congress. Read More.
LAGOP Looks to Avoid Nightmare in LA05
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Dr. Ralph Abraham, who not only comes off as the most ideologically conservative and least establishmentarian of the bunch, but who also has decades of military and community service in the area under his belt. Read More.
St. Francisville Business Leader to Support Abraham
Friday, August 15th, 2014
"I've decided to endorse Dr. Ralph Abraham and will actively support him in the southern part of the district." Read More.
Poll Shows Momentum for Dr. Ralph Abraham
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
5 AUG 2014 – A new independent poll conducted by the Glascock Group reveals that Ralph Abraham, a family physician from Mangham, LA, is continuing to gain support as a candidate for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District. Read More.
Dr. Ralph Abraham, 5th Congressional Candidate Visits Alexandria
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Ralph Abraham Congressional Campaign Reports $100,000+ In Fundraising In First 30-Days
Monday, July 14th, 2014
First-Time Candidate for LA’s 5th Congressional District Reports Impressive Results in First Campaign Finance Disclosure Report Read More.
Mangham doctor running for Congress
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
The campaign trail for the fifth congressional district is heating up and a doctor from Richland Parish is running on a platform of health care reform and term limits. Read More.
Local Doctor Explains Why He Decided to Run for Congress
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
On KTVE, Dr. Ralph Abraham explains why he decided to run for Congress Read More.
Ralph Abraham Running for Congress
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
KNOW Coverage of Dr. Ralph Abraham announcement to run for Congress Read More.
Local Doctor Explains Why He Decided to Run for Congress
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Dr. Ralph Abraham says he saw an opportunity when he heard Vance McAllister was not going to run for another term. Abraham says it's not his place to judge McAllister's actions but believes the relationship between citizens and their elected officials is built on trust, which he says he doesn't have in current officials. Read More.


Dr. Ralph Abraham grew up in Northeast Louisiana and attended college at LSU. Married for 39 years, Ralph and his wife Dianne are the proud parents of three children. As a physician Ralph has made several mission trips worldwide, and has used his skills as a pilot in the military auxiliary and to fly humanitarian missions. As your elected representative, Ralph will bring the tenacity needed to get the job done effectively and the compassion to make sure it is done morally right. Learn More.

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