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 »

Jul 082010

The slate of candidates for secretary of state and two local judicial seats got a little more crowded Thursday on an otherwise quiet second day of filing for the Oct. 2 open primary elections.

Joining the race for secretary of state were Republicans Sammy Kershaw of Lafayette and Melanie J. McKnight of Baton Rouge.

Richard Exnicios, a Democrat, became the third candidate seeking a seat on the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. Meanwhile, Veronica E. Henry and Angela C. Imbornone, both Democrats, joined the race for the Section C seat on First City Court.

(See a complete list of candidates who have filed.)

Filing will end Friday.

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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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Apr 082010
Karen Carter Peterson

Karen Carter Peterson

Stacy Head

Stacy Head

Two Uptown-area races were decided by wide margins in the Feb. 6 election, according to secretary of state Jay Dardenne’s office.

Stacy Head won back the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council over challenger Corey Watson with 67 percent of the vote.

State Rep. Karen Carter Peterson won Louisiana Senate District 5 seat over Irma Muse Dixon with 78 percent of the vote, filling the remainder of Cheryl Gray Evans’ unexpired term.

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Dec 212009

The Uptown’s representative on the New Orleans City Council will face only one challenger on the ballot after qualifying ended Dec. 11.

Stacy Head

Stacy Head

Incumbent Stacy Head – whose District B includes the Uptown and runs from Jefferson to Canal, and from the river to inland to Mid-City – will face Corey Watson, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office.

Although the District B seat may not be as crowded as some others, the Times-Picayune reports that the race will still be competitive.

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Dec 212009

Chaisson, D-Destrehan, said a special election to fill the remainder of Gray Evans term will be held Feb. 6 and a runoff, if necessary, will take place March 6 — the same dates as the New Orleans municipal elections. Qualifying will start at 8 a.m. on Dec. 28 and end at 5 p.m. Dec. 30, according to Chaisson.


Another election for Uptown voters to watch.