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La. Election Shows Impact of Presidential Race

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La. Election Shows Impact of Presidential Race

Election 2008: Congressional & State Races

La. Election Shows Impact of Presidential Race

La. Election Shows Impact of Presidential Race

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In a special election in Louisiana on Saturday, a Democrat won a congressional seat typically held by Republicans. The advertising in the local race had invoked the names of the Democratic presidential candidates.

Louisiana political reporter John Maginnis talks to Andrea Seabrook about what happened.