(Photo: Troy Henry)
A new one called https://www.notforsalenola.com/ has gone up and this one hits the leading candidate, former Judge Desiree Charbonnet. The site indicates that it will be broken up in chapters, with the first one stating, “Tales of Cronyism, Corruption and Sweetheart Deals by the Queen of Patronage”. The site claims that Charbonnet hired former US Congressman Bill Jefferson’s niece.
However, despite the obvious cowardly hit by the unnamed attack-site, Charbonnet is in a good place, money-wise. According to WWL-TV, she has $645,012.61 cash on hand, Frank Scurlock, who has funded virtually all of his campaign claiming $570,000 available. Current New Orleans City Councilwoman has $182,606.76 funds on hand and former mayoral candidate, Judge Michael Bagneris $180,204.15.
Charbonnet can claim a win this week with her picking up the endorsement of the New Orleans Teacher's Union.
And, now the New Orleans Mayor's Race Issue
Local political reporter Christopher Tidmore, and Hy McEnery interviewed three of the frontrunning candidates for New Orleans Mayor on their WRNO&WSLA radio show. They asked Desiree Charbonnet, Troy Henry, and Michael Bagneris the same 13 question. Here is the link https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-TheFoundersShow-28276504/
Also, Radio Talk show host Eric Asher interviewed Bagneris today. Here is the clip
The issue of the Confederate monuments certainly has been an issue in New Orleans politics with Mayor Mitch Landrieu being the front person. Bayoubuzz has recently published an op-ed of a fellow St. Augustine grad of Judge Bagneris who has taken issue with the Judge;s position on the issue.
Tell us below:
Who is your favorite New Orleans Mayoral candidate of the major contenders? Bagneris, Charbonnet, Cantrell, Scurlock or Henry?