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Tilting at Windmills

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November 16, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

BLANCO WINS....Hey, I guess we haven't completely lost the South yet:

Democrat Kathleen Blanco made history Saturday, becoming the first woman to be elected governor of Louisiana, overcoming Republican Bobby Jindal with a furious rush in a hard-fought runoff.

Using aggressive advertising that attacked the 32-year-old Jindal's record as the state's health secretary in the mid-1990s, his opposition to abortion without exception and his lack of political experience, Blanco turned what one tracking poll reported as a double-digit gap into a close but comfortable victory over the final five days.

Note to Tom: I guess Jindal didn't "smoke her" after all. Gotta watch that wishful thinking....

Kevin Drum 9:44 AM Permalink | Trackbacks

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