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|Is it 1999 all over again?|
If you remember the 1999 governor's race, you will recall incumbent Gov. Mike Foster buried his chief opponent, Congressman William Jefferson of New Orleans.
Riding fairly high in the court of pubic opinion at the time, Foster sailed into office for a second term with 62 percent of the vote. Jefferson was no match, but he was the only Democrat in Louisiana in 1999 who was willing to serve as the party's sacrificial lamb in opposing a popular incumbent Republican.
Could the 2011 gubernatorial election play out like it's 1999 all over again?
For starters, it would depend on whether the state Democrat Party can convince anyone of substance – I mean anyone – to take on Gov. Bobby Jindal, who Foster hired in 1996 to serve as secretary of the state Department of Health and Hospitals. Jindal was 25 years old then.
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