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  [Louisiana] Democratic Party Backs Carter in 2nd District Race
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ContributorBrandonius Maximus 
Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Oct 14, 2006 02:51pm
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MediaNewspaper - New Orleans Times-Picayune
News DateSaturday, October 14, 2006 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn an extraordinary vote against an incumbent congressman, Louisiana Democratic Party leaders on Saturday endorsed state Rep. Karen Carter, D-New Orleans, for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by William Jefferson, whose campaign is reeling as a result of a federal bribery investigation.

Meeting at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, the state Central Committee of the party voted 69-53 for Carter after hearing appeals from Carter and Jefferson. They were the only two nominated for the endorsement.

"When the arrogance of power diminishes the rights of people, it’s time for a change," Carter said in her speech.

Party leaders said they couldn’t recall ever endorsing a Democrat other than the incumbent in a major race. Jefferson left the meeting before voting results were announced.
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