Saturday, May 3, 2008

Cazayoux wins LA-6

A split decision in the two by-elections in Louisiana today. The GOP took the 1st district by a 3-1 margin; but it was in the 6th district that a Cajun named Don Cazayoux won a squeaker over the Repugs, in one of the reddest parts of America -- Baton Rouge. The GOP tried to point out Cazayoux rhymes with "tax you," not very effectively it seems. Congrats, Don, for winning a district that has been in Republican hands for over 30 years. This is a good sign of things to come in November, no matter who winds up the Dem nom for Prez.

Clinton may want to write off Louisiana as an unwinnable "red state" but as Howard Dean has often said every single state, district and precinct is a battle ground. If the logjam can be broken there it can be broken nationwide in the most unpredictable of places.

End of day, Obama's narrow victory in Guam also gave the top two Democratic offices in the territory to Obama supporters. Along with Cazayoux's win, that narrows the PLEO gap to just 22.

Drip, drip, drip.

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