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?