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Lousiana Voters Speak Out

February 7, 1996

How they voted _ and why _ in Louisiana’s GOP caucuses:

_ Fred Champion of Broussard, who voted for an independent slate of delegates:

``I want to see how things filter out. I’d like to be able to send a message. I’m not enthused about any of them.″

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James Racca, of Iowa, who voted for Phil Gramm:

``I just liked him. He’s independent. I like the things he said. The things he said he’d do are the things we need done in this country.″

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Diane Smith of Metairie, who voted for an independent slate of delegates:

``It took me 50 minutes to get through this line but I stayed because I think it is my responsibility. The conservative vote is getting too strong and the moderate voice needs to be heard.″

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D.J. LeJeune, of Iowa, who voted for Pat Buchanan:

``I’m going to vote for one of the ones who came _ Buchanan. I heard him when he was in Lake Charles. He sounds like a level-headed person, and, believe me, we could use that.″

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Bea Seeber of Metairie, who left without voting:

``The line is too long. I’m not going to stand in line to vote for a delegate. They didn’t plan for a large turnout. There should have been better planning.″

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