Archive for ‘Louisiana’

December 7, 2008

Cao wins in Louisiana!

A Republican wins in New Orleans? Somebody pinch me:

Nine-term Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, who has been battling scandals and a federal indictment for the past three years, lost his bid for re-election on Saturday.
Republican challenger Anh “Joseph” Cao, an attorney and community organizer, defeated Jefferson in the 2nd Congressional district race. He will become the first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Cao had almost 50 percent of the vote to Jefferson’s 47 percent.. . .
“The people of the second district were able to transcend party, transcend race,” Cao said after claiming victory Saturday night.

Note that Cao is a “community organizer” — a cruel irony for “Cold Cash” Jefferson.