Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Republican Candidate of the Day
Louisiana's 6th District will be holding a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Richard Baker, a Christo-Republican who resigned in February to be president of the Managed Funds Association—in other words, to become a lobbyist for the hedge funds. The district includes Baton Rouge, the state capital.
Primary run-offs were held last Saturday, and the Republicans picked their favorite—Woody Jenkins.
Among his political liabilities ... is a connection to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, from whom he purchased a phone list during his 1996 Senate run. He was fined $3,000 in 2002 by the Federal Election Commission for illegally concealing the purchase.... However, Mr. Jenkins has high name identification, a loyal grassroots following and support from social conservatives, including an endorsement from the Family Research Council. —Susan Davis reporting in "Democrats' Hopes Rise for House Seat"
Another Republican family-values man. Of course his Democratic opponent also promises to continue Louisiana's great traditions—
Mr. Cazayoux supports gun rights, opposes abortion rights and the creation of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. He pledged to join the Blue Dogs, a coalition of fiscally conservative House Democrats, if elected.