U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, the House’s third-ranking Republican, has beaten five opponents to win re-election to his 1st District seat representing southeast Louisiana.

Tuesday’s victory in the open primary was Scalise’s first election since he survived life-threatening injuries from a shooting at a 2017 congressional baseball practice.

Scalise, from Jefferson Parish, was first elected to Congress in 2008. He’ll be entering his sixth term, where he’s expected to advance in GOP leadership if Republicans control the House.

The congressman was confident in his re-election to represent the conservative district that covers part of New Orleans and much of the suburban New Orleans region. He spent most of the election cycle campaigning for GOP contenders elsewhere.

Among Scalise’s opponents were Democrats Tammy Savoie of New Orleans and Jim Francis of Covington.

Melinda Deslatte / The Associated Press