In the special election for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, one candidate is showing that negative attacks can definitely backfire in a big way when they are so blatantly false. Paul Sawyer launched an attack filled with lies and distortions, and due to that his campaign has imploded. He has fallen from a comfortable second place position to third in just a few days.
With the election only one day away, the new second place holder, Laurinda Calongne, may want to watch her back because Sawyer will need to come after her strong if he wants to regain his second place position for a chance in a runoff.
Calongne would make an easy target for Sawyer due to her financial support of democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and Congressman Charles Melacon. From March 2006 to March 2007, she gave $3000 in donations to Melancon, and in May of 2007, she gave Landrieu $1000 according to opensecrets.