Good news in just the title of the latest AP story. There are pages of google news articles from media outlets that published the AP headline: “Indicted Louisiana congressman tries to get re-elected” (That refers to Malik’s opponent, the Democrat incumbent who is facing corruption charges, partly for having $90,000 in cash in his refrigerator.)
The other good news in the AP article is that turnout is low. That should help the chances of all the challengers, including Malik Rahim. That’s because the person to beat is the incumbent, because he is in the party with the highest enrollment, and has the benefit of incumbency, so low turnout is bad for his chances.
The AP reports: “By midday, voter turnout was light.”