Jefferson loses re-election bid

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    Thank God!

    (CNN) -- Nine-term Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, who has been battling scandals and a federal indictment for the past three years, appears to have lost his bid for re-election.

    Republican challenger Anh "Joseph" Cao, an attorney and community organizer, has defeated Jefferson in the 2nd Congressional district race, according to The Associated Press.

    With 79 percent of precincts reporting, Cao had 52.9 percent of the vote to Jefferson's 43.2 percent.

    Indicted Louisiana congressman loses re-election bid - CNN.com
     
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    Jefferson gave new meaning to the term "cold, hard cash."

    Surprised it took the people of Louisiana this long to come around.
     
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    Political corruption is a proud tradition in Louisiana.

    Like Mardi Gras.
     

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