Quick news flash...
State Senator Billie Breaux recently resigned after winning election as the Marion County Auditor. Her daughter, Jean Breaux, ran for the vacant seat against City-County Councilor Ron Gibson.
Thankfully, Jean won - 55 to 25 - an overwhelming victory over the troubled councilor. (We won't go into the entire list of shady dealings good ole Ron has been associated with lately!) Jean is supportive of LGBT rights - just as her mother was.
Jean is a regular bilerico reader so if you'd like to leave her a congratulatory message, do so in the comments.
Like AI, I'm a big fan of Ron's concession quote:
"I respect the decision of the voters," said Gibson, who also had supporters showing en masse at the center. "She had a whole year to campaign. I only had 10 days."
Let me say this clearly. BULLSHIT
When we were fighting the HRO battle it was all the talk that Ron wanted Billie's seat. He's had plenty of time to campaign - and did. He thinks maybe it was all his scandals that did him in. Uh, yeah. It might have had a little to do with it, you think?