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Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (born December 15, 1942 in Iberia Parish, Louisiana) is an American politician. On November 15, 2003, she was elected Governor of Louisiana, defeating Republican opponent Bobby Jindal in a run-off election and becoming the first woman to gain that office, by a margin of 52% to 48%.
Kathleen Blanco is a conservative member of the Democratic Party. She was formerly Louisiana's lieutenant governor, having served two terms in that office, starting 1996. Prior to that, she was on the Public Service Commission and was a state legislator.
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Mike Foster, Jr.
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