Republican Anh ‘Joseph’ Cao (right) hugs Rep. Steve Scalise after defeating Rep. William Jefferson for a House seat.

Republican Anh ‘Joseph’ Cao, right, hugs Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., from the 1st Dist., after defeating Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., for the 4th Congressional District in New Orleans Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008. Anh will be the first Vietnamese-American in Congress.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)