Lest We Forget…
The trial of former Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) begins in a mere three weeks. His friends and supporters feted him last night in New Orleans. ‘We’re with you, ‘ friends assure embattled former congressman William Jefferson Bill, if I were you, I wouldn’t turn my back… [Liberty Bank President Alden] McDonald, who called his longtime friend a “legend” and a “history maker, ” said Jefferson | Read More »
LA Primaries, Including the Reelection Bid of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA02)
The Congressional Primaries were originally scheduled for September 6, but were postponed due to Hurricane Gustav. The polls closed at 8 pm CDT. The highest profile elections will be in District 2, where a slate of six challenge The Freezer King for the Democratic nomination (and, effectively, the Congressional seat). There is a contested primary for each party is District 4 (Shreveport), the seat of | Read More »
The Campaign Finance Woes of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA)
New Orleans’ love affair with the corrupt extended family of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) may be entering its last days. From the Times-Picayune: Of the roughly $45,500 Jefferson raised between April and June — a paltry sum for a senior member facing a reelection fight — $13,800, or about one third, came from his own family.