Sunday, October 21, 2007

GOP Wins Big In Louisiana

The voters of Louisiana have just elected the first non-white governor in the state' history. Bobby Jindal, whose parents were immigrants from India, is a Republican Congressman from Louisiana. At 36 years old, he is also the youngest governor in the nation. In a field of 11 candidates, Jindal received 53 percent of the vote. The nearest opponent was Democrat Walter Boasso who finished with a distant 18 percent despite spending millions of dollars of his own money on his campaign.

The pathetic performance of current governor, Democrat Kathleen Blanco, especially during the Katrina disaster, was clearly a major factor in the election of Jindal.

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