Jefferson Survives

A familiar face here on the Paid for by... blog, embattled Rep. William Jefferson's (D-LA) political fortunes survived another day and he'll head to a runoff against Helena Moreno on November 4th. (Due to Hurricane Gustav, the state shuffled the calendar around. The runoff will be on Election Day and the general election for the seat will be in December).

 

Jefferson is currently on trial for conspiracy and bribery charges related to his connections with Nigerian businessmen and thousands of dollars that were found in his freezer.