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Archive for Sunday, December 7, 2008

Voters oust indicted Rep. William Jefferson

December 7, 2008

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— Voters in Louisiana sent two Republicans to Congress on Saturday, ousting indicted Democratic U.S. Rep. William Jefferson in one race and narrowly keeping a seat vacated by a retiring incumbent in the other.

In the 2nd Congressional District, which includes most of New Orleans, Republican attorney Anh “Joseph” Cao won 50 percent of the vote to Jefferson’s 47 percent and will become the first Vietnamese-American in Congress. His only previous political experience was an unsuccessful 2007 bid for a seat in the state legislature.

In the 4th Congressional District in western Louisiana, Republican John Fleming squeaked by Democrat Paul Carmouche to replace retiring 10-term Rep. Jim McCrery, R-La.

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Steve Jacob 5 years, 10 months ago

U.S. Rep. William Jefferson is one democrat I am happy to lose. Even Obama would not do any radio spots for him.

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yankeevet 5 years, 10 months ago

Why isn't he behind bars and locked up?

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 10 months ago

Most ethical Congress ever, you betcha!

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KEITHMILES05 5 years, 10 months ago

At least the voters had the wisdom to oust this criminal.

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jmadison 5 years, 10 months ago

If I remember correctly, the Republicans were in control of Congress at the time Rep. Jefferson's home and office were searched. Former Speaker Hastert objected vigorously to the search warrants executed in investigation of any criminal wrongdoing. Washington and Congress are populated by some of the most corrupt individuals in our country. Its time for term limits, (Jefferson was elected 9 times). The longer individuals serve, they tend to be more corrupt.

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