NO SAINTS IN NEW ORLEANS

AN INVESTIGATION INTO LOUISIANA'S SENATE ELECTION DISCOVERS ALLEGED PAYOFFS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

Woody Jenkins wanted to expose the election fraud that he says robbed him of a U.S. Senate seat from Louisiana. He might have succeeded--if it weren't for a felon named Papa Bear, an alleged prostitute and three witnesses who say they were paid to lie on Jenkins' behalf.

Political skullduggeries are as much at home in Louisiana as crawfish or beignets. Few people in New Orleans believe the November contest in which Democrat Mary Landrieu defeated Jenkins by 5,788 votes was, in its execution, a model of civic propriety. But Jenkins' cause was dealt a serious blow last week when Democrats...

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