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Indicted Rep. William Jefferson Wins Dem Primary

That little thing called an “indictment” still hangs over Rep. William J. Jefferson’s head, but it apparently hasn’t been a big enough negative in the 61-year-old’s  bid for re-election. He won again. Go figure. He faces a December election against a Republican challenger.

WWLTV.com
NEW ORLEANS — Indicted U.S. Rep. William Jefferson lived to fight another day as he easily defeated political neophyte Helena Moreno to win the Democratic primary, bolstered no doubt by a large, Obama-bolstered African-American turnout in his Congressional District.
Jefferson held a wide, double-digit percentage lead over Moreno with more than three-fourths of the precincts reporting.
Jefferson, who still faces a trial on bribery and money laundering charges, acknowledged Obama’s influence on voters and the fact that it probably helped him secure a win.
“I think it’s an extraordinary help,” he said early in the day. Jefferson must still defeat a Republican challenger in a December general election.
Jefferson had an answer to people he said would wonder how he continues to get re-elected despite his troubles.
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