How important are endorsements by elected officials in the upcoming New Orleans Mayor’s race runoff?
Maybe not much, but it could all depend.
The major story line coming out of the New Orleans Mayor’s race this weekend, after Saturday’s election day is that after almost 300 years of existence, New Orleans will be run for the very first time in history, starting next year, by a woman, either Desiree Charbonnet or LaToya Cantrell. Not only are they females, but they also are African American. Thus, not only will the first female Mayor run City Hall, but, she is black.
Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu rebuked the Donald Trump administraton over the issue of whether the city is in full compliance with the federal immigration law. Landrieu stated that his claim of full compliance has been confirmed by the Trump administration and that New Orleans would not follow the mandates of the administration regarding sanctuary cities.
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.
After Mayor Mitch Landrieu was in Aspen for the August 5th flood and in New York for the latest boil water alert, he made sure he was in New Orleans
Landrieu closes New Orleans due to Hurricane Nate
for the “perilous” Hurricane Nate. In preparation, the Mayor sent out breathless news releases about all of his emergency orders and held countless press conferences to let everyone know he was in charge.
Which Mayor might win the New Orleans election if the candidates were between two former Mayors and the current one, Mitch Landrieu? This is an extrapolation of an issue that a local PAC surveyed when it asked the following question:
There are 25 days until the voters of New Orleans decide the top two candidates in the crowded race for Mayor of New Orleans. There are currently 18 candidates running for Mayor; however, most analysts have concluded there are three clear front-runners: Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, Former Judge Desiree Charbonnet and Former Judge Michael Bagneris, all Democrats.
Mr. Mayors and Governors, "Tear down those confederate monuments" Hearkening back to Ronald Reagan's epic urging of Mr. Gorbechev, in essence, that has been the cry by none other than the Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu
Landrieu has received a tremendous amount of national exposure since taking a controversial public stand over the past couple of years. While his stock has gone up in the minds of the national media (Landrieu confederate monument hailed), back home, former supporters and certainly his detractors, are not pleased, to say the least. Landrieu has used the issue along with his presidency of the powerful US Conference of Mayors and other government officials to try to push his fellow mayors to follow his footsteps. One of the leading advocates to maintain the confederate monuments in New Orleans and elsewhere has been long-time columnist for Bayoubuzz and WGSO radio talk show host, Jeff Crouere, who has written columns about the issue, discussed it often on his conservative talk show and has played a instumental role in trying to stop the city from removing those monuments. On the other side of the debate, Landrieu has been congratulated by national media for his efforts, which has fed into the prospects of his running for President, despite the increased unpopularity and anger, locally, primarily by those who oppose the monument removals Also, as fate would have it, the intense hostility has increased due to the pumping system failures caused by unexpected New Orleans flooding primarily due to administration neglect. The flooding problem has become heightened due to perceived dishonesty by various officials and the recent hurricane threats.elow are some of the articles and columns published by this website that have addressed the efforts by Mayor Landrieu, Crouere's responses and Landrieu's popularity increase nationally, yet, decrease locally, among those upset about the confederate monument issue and the unfortunate pumping problem: Here is a list of articles about Mitch Landrieu, about confederate monuments and recent New Orleans news
Let it be said: New Orleans Mitch Landrieu has angered many in New Orleans and Louisiana with his recent controversy over taking down the confederate monuments.
As Tropical Storm Harvey made its devastation throughtout Eastern Texas, Houston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and Lake Charles Louisiana, the memories of Hurricane Katrina became that much more vivid to many.