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When one is down 9-points or so, with three weeks left to go until the final round-- the New Orleans Mayor’s race runoff elections--what are your options?

You jab here and there until you can swing the uppercut.  That’s what Desiree Charbonnet appears to be doing lately.

The following is an update of the medical condition of Mia Bagneris, the daughter of Judge Michael Bagneris, a recent candidate for New Orleans Mayor. Ms. Bagneris was struck by a driver as she was getting out of her car after the Election night party. The update is from his public relations person, Cheron Brylski.

The endorsements continue to flow, one for Cantrell another for Charbonnet.

Last night, one of the leading organizations in New Orleans, The Alliance For Good Government endorsed LaToya Cantrell for New Orleans Mayor. During the general election, The Alliance backed Micahel Bagneris, who came in third place during the primary. Bagneris has also supported Cantrell for mayor over Desiree Charbonnet.

One of the two well-respected New Orleans-based African American newspapers, the New Orleans Tribune, has endorsed Desiree Charbonnet today for New Orleans Mayor. The other paper, the Louisiana Weekly, had endorsed her competition, LaToya Cantrell in the general election, in what was a close decision, according to the Weekly.

The endorsement for Charbonnet today is stunning. Simply stunning, not for its decision in picking Charbonnet over LaToya Cantrell but in its obvious anger towards the process.

When I really think about it, the words "slim and none" come to my mind.

That's what I think when I consider the actual chance that an African American woman, hailing from California, arriving here in 1990 as a Xavier University student, would be one of two remaining candidates to be the next Mayor of New Orleans--a historically closed-community, if ever one. 

How important are endorsements by elected officials in the upcoming New Orleans Mayor’s race runoff?

Maybe not much, but it could all depend.

Michael Bagneris, who came in third during the recent New Orleans mayor’s race, has opted to support LaToya Cantrell.

This comes as no surprise.

What will Sidney do? Can Desiree Charbonnet get more of the white vote than she did during the general election?  What about Michael Bagneris who did have a following in the white community while his support in the African American community was very low comparatively speaking?

The New Orleans Mayor’s race was boring. The main excitement was the sideshow between businessman Sidney Torres and Desiree Charbonnet. Torres wasn’t even a candidate. Since LaToya has a strong lead in the runoffs that will occur November 18, her opponent needs to go negative and she will do so.

Those were just some of the comments from political analyst and conservative talk radio host Jeff Crouere in a Facebook Live discussion Thursday night, only days after the general election.

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