How might LaToya Cantrell’s recent New Orleans credit card flap translate into Desiree Charbonnet get more of the middle-class black and the conservative white voter support that went to other candidates, particularly, Judge Michael Bagneris and Troy Henry in the New Orleans Mayor’s race primary?
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.
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.
This weekend, two different findings from two respectable pollsters with two totally different results hit the New Orleans Mayor’s election streets.
“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.