Monday, December 8, 2008

Republicans Win Three for Three

Conservative Republicans win three of three run-off elections after Obama win. One Senate seat in Georgia and two House seats in Louisiana go to Republicans.

For some badly needed good news, conservative Republicans swept to victory in three elections including two run-offs held on Saturday, December 6th.

Congressman-elect Cao wins in LouisiannaIn Louisiana’s 2nd District, voters rejected the corruption plagued Democrat incumbent, William Jefferson, and replaced him with the nation’s first Vietnamese representative to serve in Congress. Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao arrived in the United States at the age of eight, fleeing Vietnamese communism with his family after the fall of Saigon. As might be expected, Cao is a firm believer in American freedom and staunchly opposed to leftist ideology. He defeated nine-term congressman William Jefferson, who gained national fame when federal authorities discovered a large amount of cash in his freezer, and accused him of taking bribes from several U.S. companies. Jefferson is currently under indictment and awaiting trial.

Also on Saturday, Republicans picked up a win in the Louisiana 6th District, with the victory of Bill Cassidy , a medical doctor and good conservative. He defeated Democrat Don Cazayoux, who was the incumbent. Cazayoux had won his short lived seat in Congress in a special election in May of 2008 when he defeated a GING-PAC supported candidate. Dr. Bill Cassidy will be a real asset to the social conservative cause on Capitol Hill.

Finally, in a really big win for social conservatives, Senator Saxby Chambliss won re-election by a comfortable margin in Georgia. His win will deny Democrats a veto proof majority and make it harder for leftists in the Senate to push through radical social legislation. In the November election he did not get the 50% needed to win without a run-off according to Georgia law. Gov. Sarah Palin came to Georgia to rally support for him and even his opponent says her campaigning probably changed the outcome. Read Weekly Standard story !

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