Jefferson re-elected

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  1. Stephanie
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    Hey, those Democrats keep filling up......I mean cleaning up that swamp. GOOD GRIEF...:duh3:


    09:56 PM CST on Saturday, December 9, 2006

    WWLTV.com

    Congressman William Jefferson has been re-elected to Congress, according to WWL-TV election analyst Greg Rigamer.


    With two-thirds of the vote counted, Jefferson had a 6,000-vote lead over challenger Karen Carter.


    "I'm a little worried about what this is going to say to the nation," said City Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, a Carter supporter.


    Jefferson was forced into the runoff against a fellow Democrat when he failed to win 50 percent of the vote in a crowded open multiparty primary. His opponent, state Rep. Karen Carter, is seeking to become the first black woman from Louisiana elected to Congress.


    Jefferson, 59, has been handicapped by a wide-ranging investigation into allegations that he took bribes – including $90,000 allegedly found in his freezer during an FBI raid -- from a company seeking lucrative contracts in the Nigerian telecommunications market. He has not been charged with any crime and denies any wrongdoing.


    The scandal turned the race into a debate largely divided along racial lines, an age-old dynamic in this city that has intensified since Hurricane Katrina displaced large numbers of blacks and upended their demographic and political dominance.


    Whites, who overwhelmingly voted for Carter in the primary and have been her most enthusiastic financial backers, believe a Jefferson win would confirm this city's image as corrupt and untrustworthy as it asks the nation to fund its recovery from Katrina. :scratch:

    http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/wwl120906tpelex.120cae38.html
     
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    Republican bad guys are sent home for good; Democrat bad guys are sent back to Washington. Guess the Dems are fond of those bad boys after all.
     
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    Leave it to pinhead Dems. They reelect Ray "Chocolate Town" Nagin and now William "Sticky Fingers" Jefferson

    One of the big differences between Republicans and Dems is when Republicans get caught witht heir hand in the cookie jar - they either are thrown out of Congress and/or go to jail

    When Dems are caught with their hand in the cookie jar they are elevated to new heights of power. Corruption to Dems is a resume enhancement
     
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    Have to agree. Compare Nixon to Clinton. Ted Kennedy to Mark Foley. Bob Packwood to Barney Frank. You could go on forever.
     

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