Joseph Cao defeats 9 term indicted Jefferson D-La ..

In the last of the elections, today in Louisiana, Joseph Cao, running for the Republican seat,defeated the 16 count-indicted Congressman William Jefferson. Turnout was down as expected in the traditional Democratic base, allowing the relative unknown to take a traditionally safe Democratic seat.

Joseph Cao in New Orleans campaigning for Republican U.S. Congress, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. ( AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)

Joseph Cao in New Orleans campaigning for Republican U.S. Congress, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. ( AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)

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December 6, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics. 1 comment.

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