So, your campaign manager mentions, “Don’t keep $90,000 in cash in your freezer.” Unfortunately, you don’t follow your manager’s advise and the FBI finds the cold hard cash (pun intended) in your freezer. So, how does your campaign figure out a way for you to win your congressional bid?
U.S. Rep. William Jefferson easily defeated his fellow Democratic opponent in a runoff election Saturday, despite an ongoing federal bribery investigation.
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.
Carter was unable to capitalize on a scandal that included allegations the FBI found $90,000 in bribe money in Jefferson’s freezer.
In a concession speech, Carter embraced family members and pledged to work with Jefferson, especially on the area’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina. more