POLITICS IS GREEN
The tide has turned. Desiree Charbonnet who was rolling in the fundraising dough prior to her coming in second place on general election day, has collected only $ $357,434.53 in total contribution receipts in the last filing period. According to the report, her campaign is in the red by $-25,113.78.
Whereas Cantrell, who was nine points ahead on election day, and possibly even more now, has soaked up a hefty campaign cache, with $ 613,084.14 from Sept. 25 and Oct. 29. Her campaign is in the black with $351,423.37 as of October 29.
The Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance called for Latoya Cantrell to drop out of the race citing the credit card controversy.
Cantrell responded to the group with the following statement:
"It’s come to my attention that eight ministers from the inter-denominational ministerial alliance, which endorsed my opponent, held a press conference to criticize my candidacy. I appreciate their concerns, but I want to be clear: I will continue running a campaign focused on unifying our people, erasing artificial divisions and addressing the issues that matter to voters. When I am Mayor, I will listen to and collaborate with this group – and others – because we all have the same goal: a safer and better New Orleans."
EYE ON THE FORUM
A televised forum with WWL TV is scheduled:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm