LA-04 Results Thread
by Jonathan Singer, Sat Dec 06, 2008 at 04:21:43 PM EST
Here are the results of out the district the National Republican Congressional District just dumped $900,000 on -- despite the fact John McCain carried the district by 19 points on November 4:
John Fleming (R): 44,497 votes (48.07 percent)
Paul Carmouche (D): 44,141 votes (47.69 percent)
With 640 of 640 precincts (100.00 percent) reporting at 11:11 PM Eastern
Update [2008-12-6 22:46:12 by Jonathan Singer]: Seems to be tightening a tad with one in ten votes still to be counted. Nevertheless, Carmouche does continue to lead in this district, which isn't a bad sign...
Update [2008-12-6 23:13:8 by Jonathan Singer]: I haven't seen it called (at least the AP doesn't seem to have called it yet), but it isn't looking great.
Update [2008-12-6 23:17:31 by Jonathan Singer]: The AP has called the race in Louisiana's second district, with indicted incumbent Democrat "Dollar" Bill Jefferson losing. This is a very Democratic district that would probably come back to the fold in 2010 -- similar to what happened in Illinois in 1996, when the Democrats retook the seat lost by the then-indicted incumbent Dan Roskenkowski two years earlier.