Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Katrina helps tilt political races ... towards Republican

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Democrat Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, whose popularity suffered in Katrina's aftermath, did not seek re-election.

In Mississippi, [Republican] Gov. Haley Barbour was benefiting from relative success in managing the post-Hurricane Katrina rebuilding of the state's devastated Gulf Coast. He was considered a heavy favorite for re-election over Democrat John Eaves.

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