Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) easily won reelection

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"Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) easily won reelection"

in yesterday’s run-off against a fellow Democrat, “despite an ongoing federal bribery investigation,” the AP reports. “In complete but unofficial returns, Jefferson, Louisiana’s first black congressman since Reconstruction, received 57 percent of the vote over state Rep. Karen Carter, who had 43 percent.”

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