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Stephen Colbert: “They Owe Their Victories to Me”

All of the incumbents who appeared on Stephen Colbert’s “The Colbert Report” won, even Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), best known for displaying the Ten Commandments in the House of Representatives even though he could not name them on the show. Colbert_stephen1ss_1 Many candidates avoided his “Better Know a District” segment, for fear of ridicule, but as Colbert put it, “The owe their victories to me.” Sue Kelly (R-N.Y.) declined to appear, but her opponent, former New Orleans lead singer John Hall, did. Hall won. “We got a huge publicity boost out of it,” Hall told the Los Angeles Times. “There were so many replays on YouTube. I got more young people coming to my events. It definitely magnified the efforts on my campaign.”

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