Mar 302011
 

State Rep. Walt Leger debates district lines with Rep. Cameron Henry in this still image from the House of Represntatives streaming video of Tuesay's redistricting debate.

A plan to divvy most of the Carrollton, Audubon and university neighborhoods among three Jefferson Parish and Lakeview-based districts in the state House of Representatives narrowly failed Tuesday, leaving all of Uptown represented by three New Orleans-based lawmakers.

State Reps. Helena Moreno, Walt Leger and Neil Abramson led the attack on the Jefferson Parish plan, describing it as Jefferson Parish’s blatant attempt to gain more seats without regard for the will of voters or the integrity of neighborhoods in New Orleans.

“This is just slicing and dicing New Orleans up,” Abramson said. “This plan from Jefferson Parish is their attempt to get them 100 percent whole at the expense of 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 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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