mayor race walkThe voters of New Orleans will be electing a new Mayor in just a few days and there is almost complete apathy throughout the city. The voter turnout in the primary election was barely 30% and it will be approximately the same for the runoff on Saturday.

Another poll evaluating the New Orleans Mayor's race shows that LaToya Cantrell is leading Desiree Charbonnet, however, this one by eleven points. Last week, a different poll, that one by the Democratic Education Reform, indicated that Cantrell was ahead by 18 points. The election is now less than five days away.

 

vanvrackenWhat's happening in Jefferson Parish? Who's going to win the New Orleans Mayor's race? Ae the New Orleans Saints for real?  These are just some of the issues that will be discussed Thursday November 16 at the year's final Politics with a Punch.

Pierson2Today is one of those moments in which you feel a strong sense of accomplishment, even when simply observing.

New Orleans, has made strong advances in the area of technology over the years. This is largely due to numerous companies taking advantage of the Digital Media Tax Credits to help tech-based enterprises grow their respective businesses. At the beginning of this decade, GE Capitol opened up a large headquarters in the city which put a large skin on the wall to promote. Today, the city and the State of Louisiana announced they landed a really big one, DXC Technology, a multi-billion international enterprise that is one of the largest companies in the world. 

finksJerry Jones’ first commissioner sabotage was Jim Finks

The NFL’s death spiral has turned inward. After the League has endured external disruptions over National Anthem protests, lower TV ratings, unhappy sponsors, lower attendance and concerns about whether the game is unsafe, Dallas owner Jerry Jones is leading an insurgency from within. Jones’ stated purpose is to stop a lucrative contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell that in reality would result in Goodell’s ouster.

charbonnetThe New Orleans Mayor’s race runoff is now eight days away. Lots can happen between now and then.  But here are some quick observations, and some relevant tweets worth reviewing.

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cantrell charonnetNow, for a New Orleans Mayor’s Race wrap:

LaToya Cantrell has become the money machine, not so, Desiree Charbonnet. The Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance, who already supported Desiree Charbonnet has injected itself into the race again, calling for Cantrell’s resignation, which prompted her quick rebuke.  Also, a date has been set for the WWL TV forum, two days from election day.

The old famous adage, “money is the mother’s milk of politics” might be also said, “milking a scandal is the "mother" of all political campaign tactics”.

No doubt, the Desiree Charbonnet campaign is in "udder" "spread the Latoya Cantrell credit card controversy mode.  Just how much mileage and bad press it can get from it before New Orleans Mayor's Race election day, is a topic for serious discussion. Or, better said--will voters leave home and vote for Cantrell, without it (being top of mind)?

shocked pollSurprised? Indeed. Well, how about, somewhat shocked!

This morning, I discovered that LaToya Cantrell is ahead of Desiree Charbonnet by a whopping 18 points, according to a research firm LJR Custom Strategies on behalf of the local branch of a national education reform organization, Democrats for Education Reform.

If you watched the Saints’ game on Sunday, you were privy to a rare 3-minute segment that brought out the angels and the demons among NFL players, as well as a group kneel-down that, instead of a protest, revealed players' No. 1 fear. 

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