Louisiana’s 2nd district runoff election: Will Rep. William Jefferson be able to retain his seat? (UPDATE-JEFFERSON WINS)

We shall soon find out:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) β€” Voters trickled into the polls on a chilly Saturday morning for a runoff to determine the fate of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, whose long tenure was threatened by a federal bribery investigation.

Jefferson’s seat is one of the nation’s last unresolved midterm races, and the eight-term congressman was in danger of becoming the only Democratic incumbent to lose.

There were more poll workers than voters when Jefferson, Louisiana’s only black congressman since Reconstruction, arrived at his polling place with his wife and two daughters.

Jefferson said he had been worried that overnight temperatures close to freezing might diminish enthusiasm for voting in this normally warm climate. However, temperatures rose into the mid 40s as the sun rose.

Too warm to freeze cash bribes, eh? ;)

Sun PM Update: Jefferson won.

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