For the first ten years of his tenure as Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton was focused on football. He did not give his political opinions and rarely granted interviews. In fact, he seemed to despise the media and consider all of the reporters to be fools. Unfortunately, in the past year, Payton has been the one who has looked foolish. This is not due to his unimpressive results as Head Coach, leading his team to three straight losing seasons and a 2-2 record in 2017. Instead, it is due to his decision to enter the world of politics.
The New Orleans Mayor’s race is a week and a half away and pollster Ron Faucheux, who performed a poll for WWL TV and The Advocate, contends that it is anybody’s race among the top three candidates—Michael Bagneris, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet. Moreso, with high undecided vote and a tight race, Faucheux believes it all comes down to the last ten days and that the voters are still shopping.
Ron Faucheux talks New Orleans Mayor, Council-at-Large races polls today Facebook Live
According to the recent Clarus poll, measuring the upcoming New Orleans Mayor’s race, a women, for the first time ever, is almost guaranteed to be in a runoff for New Orleans Mayor to replace Mitch Landrieu. Perhaps more amazingly and historically, based upon the same poll and according to its President Ron Faucheux, the runoff could be between not just one, but two women.
Louisiana’s cities are not growing as well as some of the other states over the past seven years. The fastest growing, according to Wallet Hub, is New Orleans, ranked 168th. Lake Charles 216, Metairie 266, Lafayette 396, Baton Rouge 510, Shreveport 515.
Another New Orleans Mayor's Race poll, another outcome.
According to a new poll focused upon the New Orleans Mayor’s election, two women and one man are bunched up among the top three candidates, leaving the almost certainty that at least one woman will be in the runoffs, post general election day.
The loud and emotional primal scream involving the NFL players, the American flag, President Donald Trump has subsided slightly due to the volume of other intervening events--yelling for attention and because various NFL teams have taken a different approach—take a knee before the National Anthem but stand when the music begins.
With only two weeks left until the primary election, the momentum in the New Orleans Mayor’s race is clearly with former Judge Michael Bagneris.
According to a new poll by Verne Kennedy’s Market Research Insight, Michael Bagneris has jumped a whopping 16 points, or virtually doubling his point total from July 7 to 33 percent as of Sept. 20.
5:26 PM...One of the leading candidates for New Orleans Mayor has suddenly decided to pull out of the forum tonight being held at Loyola University organized by a new Super Pac led by New Orleans business person and personality Sidney Torres.
Should the New Orleans voters elect the Superintendent of Police similar to the way other large communities do, such as Jefferson Parish Sheriff or should the Mayor continue to select that person?
Prior to hosting a forum of the candidates for Mayor, VoicePac, the organization led by New Orleans business person, Sidney Torres announced its own findings.
For many people, the New Orleans crime problem has been and is, the greatest challenge for the city, particularly for the next Mayor of the city who will be replacing the current city chief executive, Mitch Landrieu. The prominence of the issue gets even more apparent as the voters face the New Orleans election and the New Orleans Mayor’s race.
For most of their 50 years, the New Orleans Saints have been a losing franchise. It took 20 years for the team to make the playoffs and other another 13 years to secure the first playoff victory. It took a total of 42 years for the team to finally win the Super Bowl.
If you like your New Orleans Politics with a twist of humor, going into directions that even a crack-meteroligist can’t forecast, then you need to join Jeff Crouere and me at our next Politics with a Punch, this Thursday night.
Brees had it right: Anthem is a time for unity, not protest!
On Thursday, I got a call from Doug Mouton, an old friend who is sports director of WWL-TV, asking if I would appear on the station’s popular “Fourth Down on Four” broadcast on Sundays after Saints games. I couldn’t turn him down because Doug’s been a friend since I came to the Saints at a time he was laboring at the bottom of the TV sports spectrum as a cameraman. Plus, a little visibility helps sell books as well as infusing some credibility into my website, speaking engagements and family discussions.