LA-04 Results Thread

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

Stay tuned...

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.

Tags: House 2008, LA-04 (all tags)

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Re: LA-04 Results Thread

I never thought I'd be happy to see a Democrat lose... but William Jefferson is my one exception.  I'm more than happy to let the Repubs have that seat for two years if it gets Jefferson's corrupt butt out of Congress.  Let's just make sure we take it back in 2010.

by mistersite 2008-12-06 06:30PM | 0 recs
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We have to find a good candidate.  Cao might be tougher than expected to dislodge.

by esconded 2008-12-06 07:39PM | 0 recs
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In a district that Obama won by 50 points?  Cao will be here for two years and gone in 2010.  

by Kent 2008-12-06 08:23PM | 0 recs
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In a district that Obama won by 50 points?  Cao will be here for two years and gone in 2010.  

by Kent 2008-12-06 08:23PM | 0 recs
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As long as it's somebody black, we'll almost certainly win.

by lorax 2008-12-06 08:25PM | 0 recs
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Black and not Jefferson.  

by Kent 2008-12-06 09:14PM | 0 recs
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The NRCC dumops $900 large in an infected red House District after the NRSC drops over a millionin to bail out Saxby in rouge red Georgia.
Why do I get the feeling the REpublcvian campaign committees are getting ready to ask for a bailour?
by spirowasright 2008-12-06 07:09PM | 0 recs
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I have very mixed feelings on this.  While I'm thrilled Jefferson is gone, why couldn't we have gotten rid of him in a primary, or better yet in 2006 when he was facing a Democrat in the runoff?  It just bugs me that the only way to turn him out was with a Republican.  There is no reason why district Democrats couldn't have replaced him with one of their own.

by LanceS 2008-12-07 04:03PM | 0 recs

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