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  •  I always thought it was funny (5+ / 0-)

    how Louisiana, although it is a deep south state and has a very racist history, has had such ethnic diversity among their elected officials.  Several Jews, including Lt. Gov. Dardenne and way back in the day Sen. Judah Benjamin, the first "openly Jewish" Senator.  Numerous Catholics (although that is thanks in part to LA's large Catholic population) - although Catholic elected officials were reviled by most of America for much of history.  The Lebanese, Ieyoub as you mentioned, as well as Rep. Chris John, and so many French people.  And of course, Gov. Jindal.

    •  and Joachim Fernandez (0+ / 0-)

      First Hispanic outside the Southwest.

      20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
      Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
      UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.5.38, -3.23

      by jncca on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 07:20:37 PM PST

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