According to the University of New Orleans, data provided by Political Science Department Professor Ed Chervenak, the turnout numbers and demography indicates that LaToya Cantrell received the best race-based cross-over support of any of the candidates.
Here are some of the details provided by the UNO survey after Saturday’s city wide elections:
Remember the old joke that the Louisiana Republican Party was so small, it could hold its meetings in a phone booth?
Lots have changed since then. The Party has become dominant in the very conservative state.
Well, shockingly and unfortunately, let's update the funny. Based upon yesterday's turnout, pull out the phone booth. It's needed.
Despite a horrible turnout, there were some winners.
At the top of the ticket, Democrat Attorney Derrick Edwards and Republican former State Representative John Schroder prevailed in the Louisiana State treasurer's race. The New Orleans Mayor's race also produced a runoff, between two black women, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet.
So the New Orleans Mayor’s Race endorsement debate is over, at least, that controversy which has occupied the minds of many speculating who two-term Mayor Mitch Landrieu might support to replace him.
Yesterday Landrieu formally decided not to support any candidate for Mayor of New Orleans, as he released his endorsements, which did not include the position of Mayor.
If you never thought the ongoing political circus between New Orleans Mayoral candidate Desiree Charbonnet and businessman Sidney Torres could ever get any more bizarre, brother, you are mistaken. It has. Judging from developments in the past week, expect more media explosions and disruptions. Things are going to get worse as election day creeps near.
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.
Who makes the runoff in the New Orleans Mayor's race might come down to who wins the young vote.
This is a topic Christopher Tidmore, political writer from the Louisiana Weekly and radio talk show host from WRNO, discussed in the second part of his Facebook Live discussion with me Wednesday afternoon.
Which is the candidate to beat in the New Orleans Mayor’s race—Michael Bagneris, Desiree Charbonnet, LaToya Cantrell, Troy Henry, Frank Spurlock? Will campaign money make the key difference? What are the major issues that appear to resonate with the voters? What might be the impact of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu? Will the Sewage and Water Board scandal seriously pour into the New Orleans Mayor’s election? The City Council elections? Who are the leading candidates in the competitive New Orleans City Council contests?