Aug 172012

A host of prominent New Orleans Republicans said this week that they have never heard of the lone challenger so far to U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, Josue Larose, who filed to run as a member of their party on Wednesday.

But the hard-to-find candidate shares a name and a former address with a perennial candidate in Florida the political press there dubbed “Super PAC Man,” whose thousands of alleged campaign-finance violations and hyperactive registration of odd political action committees drew the tongue-in-cheek “admiration” of political prankster Stephen Colbert. Continue reading »

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May 092011

A city planning hearing on an Irish Channel corner store, the final meeting of the year for the Lusher Charter School board and an arts forum sponsored by a Congressman are among the meetings and events of interest on deck in Uptown New Orleans. Continue reading »

Aug 292010
Cedric Richmond

Cedric Richmond

State Rep. Cedric Richmond‘s dominance in Saturday’s four-way Democratic primary election was also on display in Uptown precincts, according to an analysis of results posted by the Secretary of State’s office.

Not only did Richmond win each of the Uptown wards with more than 50 percent, he also took nearly every individual precinct. Continue reading »

Aug 282010

An unusual election with a short slate of candidates was generally expected to bring few voters to the polls, and Saturday’s wet weather is likely pushing turnout even lower, election workers at Uptown precincts said.

At the New Orleans School for Math and Science, only a dozen voters had made it through the drizzle by noon to cast ballots at each of the two 14th Ward precincts there.

“Both precincts are usually very well represented,” said poll worker Jane Fleshman during a break between voters. “The weather is having a little effect, but we weren’t expecting much turnout anyway.” Continue reading »

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Aug 142010

Early voting begins today for this year’s Congressional primary election, allowing Democratic, Libertarian and Republican voters in the New Orleans area to choose nominees for both U.S. House and Senate.

Early voting will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, then from Monday to Saturday of the coming week, Aug. 16-21, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s early voting website. The only central New Orleans location is room 1w23 of the City Hall complex at 1300 Perdido St., but other locations are also available in New Orleans East and Algiers.

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Aug 022010

Cedric Richmond

It’s a long-established storyline of the 2010 Congressional elections that national Democrats see U.S. Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao as one of the most vulnerable Republican seats in Congress, and last week they chose state Rep. Cedric Richmond as their candidate to do so. Continue reading »

Jul 172010

The two state legislators vying for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao both dug into their war chests in April, May and June to keep pace with the incumbent on campaign spending, according to Federal Election Commission reports filed this week. Continue reading »

Apr 222010

Anh "Joseph" Cao

While U.S. Rep. Ahn “Joseph” Cao still holds a slight fundraising lead in his bid for a second term, state Rep. Cedric Richmond has nearly as much to spend as Cao in this year's race for the New Orleans-based seat in Congress.

Uptown donors have contributed more than $25,000 to the Congressional race since 2009, campaign finance records show.

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