Georges Reacts to Controversial Comments

My Monday night interview with mayoral candidate John Georges. I asked him to clarify his use of the word “plantation” when talking about the size of the LSU/VA hospital in mid-city.

Wild Week

What a way to start off 2010. Let’s see, just this week the weather has been frigid, Jefferson Parish CAO Tim Whitmer resigned under fire, Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard named Public Works Director Jose Gonzalez as Whitmer’s replacement and today we learned Broussard will step down from his position. Also, there were two more […]

Online Mayoral Debate

I will moderate a debate with the mayoral candidates tomorrow night from 7-9 p.m. at UNO. The debate will be broadcast online at and covered extensively on WDSU News at 10 p.m. It will be a true debate, with the candidates having plenty of time to go back and forth and challenge each other […]

Reports: Landrieu to Run for Mayor

WDSU-TV, Gambit and the Times-Picayune are all reporting Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu WILL run for mayor of New Orleans after he initially said he would not. I’ve thought all along that he’d scope out the rest of the field then jump in near the qualifying deadline if he thought he would have a good shot. He […]

22-Year-Old Mayoral Candidate

Nick Balee, a senior at Tulane University, says he has the right vision for the future of the city of New Orleans and doesn’t think his age should work against him.

Mayoral Candidates on Twitter (Update)

Updating the post below from earlier this week, New Orleans mayoral candidate Nadine Ramsey is now on Twitter. Follow her at @NadineRamsey. ____ 11/20/2009 I don’t know how you can run for public office these days and NOT be on Twitter. Right now, Nadine Ramsey is the only candidate not using the social networking tool. […]

Controversial Campaign Ad

New Orleans mayoral candidate James Perry launched an ad that has a lot of people of talking. Check it out and let me know what you think.