Jefferson was defeated by a Republican attorney, Anh Cao, who will become the first Vietnamese-American in Congress.
Here's a portion of the AP report on the election:
NEW ORLEANS — Voters in Louisiana have ousted indicted Democratic Rep. William Jefferson and sent a little-known Republican to Congress.
Unofficial results showed Republican attorney Anh "Joseph" Cao denying Jefferson a 10th term.
Republicans made an aggressive push to get rid of the 61-year-old incumbent, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery, laundering money and misusing his congressional office.