Voters in Louisiana ousted indicted Democratic Rep. William Jefferson on Saturday, instead electing a Republican attorney who will be the first Vietnamese-American in Congress.Now Jefferson can concentrate on his trial and further development of his "cold cash" refrigeration technology, and the citizens of his district can hopefully have an effective (and honest) leader representing them in Congress.
Unofficial results showed Anh "Joseph" Cao denying Jefferson a 10th term. Republicans made an aggressive push to take the seat from the 61-year-old incumbent, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery, laundering money and misusing his congressional office.
Cao, 41, won a predominantly black and heavily Democratic district that covers most of New Orleans.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Louisiana Voters Oust Indicted Rep. William Jefferson