There are 25 days until the voters of New Orleans decide the top two candidates in the crowded race for Mayor of New Orleans. There are currently 18 candidates running for Mayor; however, most analysts have concluded there are three clear front-runners: Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, Former Judge Desiree Charbonnet and Former Judge Michael Bagneris, all Democrats.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, who is in somewhat of an uncomfortable position, being the governor of the State in which one of the key promoters of congressional legislation on healthcare repeal, US Senator Bill Cassidy, is the key author, has come out against the passing of the current Obamacare repeal legislation.
Here is Governor Edwards's statement:
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Money in the Treasurer’s race
State Sen. Neil Riser has raised the most and spent the most in the race for Louisiana Treasurer, according to the latest campaign finance reports from the Louisiana Ethics Commission.
He has raised $442,047 and spent $315,269 as of September 4, the cutoff date for the latest reports. But that has also left him with the least amount of money on hand for the stretch run.
According to a new poll commissioned by the Angele Davis Campaign for Louisiana State Treasurer and conducted by by JMC Analytics and Polling, Davis is leading that race among Republican candidates and might be heading into a runoff with Democrat Derrick Edwards.
One could expect that the Emmy’s would shoot at Hollywood’s favorite target Donald Trump, last night. But, did anyone anticipate that one of the President’s top protagonists would shoot at himself during the popular television show? That’s what essentially occurred Sunday night when former Press Secretary-interim Communications Director, played a cameo role as Saturday Night Live’s Melissa McCarthy, who shot to TV fame playing, of course, Spicer.
This weekend, two different findings from two respectable pollsters with two totally different results hit the New Orleans Mayor’s election streets.
According to a poll by Greg Rigamer, Desiree Charbonnet has a five point lead over her closest competitor LaToya Cantrell but 41% of those polled were undecided. The poll was commissioned by the Charbonnet campaign and the five point margin was within the same margin of error.
In a hectic world, millions of Americans enjoy the pastime of watching football on the weekends. It is a nice distraction from the pressures of everyday life. Unfortunately, it is becoming more difficult to just enjoy a game any longer as, sadly, politics has entered the world of sports in a big way. This season, NFL players are continuing to protest police brutality and racial discrimination by sitting, knelling or giving a “black power” salute during the National Anthem. This has infuriated patriotic Americans who view these protests as disrespectful toward their country. It is no doubt a contributing factor toward the declining ratings of the NFL this season.
“Money makes the elections go around, the elections go around, the elections go around.”
In today’s political world and in this case, the New Orleans Mayor’s race, money tells us much about who might be in the runoff, post-election day. Desiree Charbonnet, has a major advantage right now in terms of cash-on-hand compared to all other candidates. She leads with a 3 to 1 advantage over her next top-tier opponent, LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans City Councilwoman.
The dirty attack ads and websites that define most political races are off and running in the race for New Orleans Mayor. In an age of SuperPacs with unknown donors, we're now seeing cowardly anti-candidate sites showing up in political cyberspace without any identifiers as to who funded, built, created or responsible for the domain and sites itself.
With Baton Rouge being the second largest city in the State of Louisiana, there are some real pluses--such as name recognition nationally, abilities to grow more economically. However, there are also some real negatives--traffic.
Today, after failure of the Baton Rouge council's proposal to improve upon the city's transportation infrastructure, the BRAC President released the following statement. BRAC is the city's Chamber of Commerce and economic development arm