NAFCU's Candidate Bests CUNA's InLouisiana Election

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NEW ORLEANS - (12/06/04) -- NAFCU-backed Republican candidateCharles Boustany topped Democratic State Sen. Willie Landry Mount,the CUNA-backed candidate, in Saturday's run-off election for thestate's seventh House District, one of the two final congressionalelections in the country. The race represented one of the few timesthe two credit union lobby groups backed opposing candidates. Alsowinning election to Louisiana's House delegation Saturday wasDemocratic Charles Melancon, who bested 31-year-old Republican BillTauzin III, son of 12-term Rep. Bill Tauzin Jr., who is retirng tobecome a lobbyist. The two run-off elections were required understate law because no candidate received a majority of votes on Nov.2.

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