Saturday, December 6, 2008

Louisiana Voters Oust Indicted Congressman

William Jefferson, the New Orleans Congressman infamous for having cash in his freezer, has been defeated. Jefferson, a Democrat, was seeking a 10th term in Congress.

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.


Rena said...

Good! Jefferson was a major embarrassment, not just to Dems, but decent people. There are a few other Dems that should get fired as well. And, of course, lots of R's, and even a certain I.

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Tulsan said...

Right on, Rena.