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Outlook Gloomy For Louisiana Democrats, So Why Worry About Hillary Effect?

One of the favorite topics here at the CampaignSpot is the effect of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee on the chances of Democrats running in red states and districts in 2008. (See here, here, here, here).

Today, here’s something of an argument in favor of Hillary: Democrats need not worry that she would hurt their candidates’ chances in Louisiana, as the party’s statewide candidates are doomed there anyway. The Economist notes, “[Senator] Landrieu won New Orleans by almost 80,000 votes in 2002, twice her overall margin of victory. This time, that was more votes than all the candidates got combined in the city that was once the alpha and the omega of Louisiana politics.”

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