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 132010
 

Anh "Joseph" Cao

The lone Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao has withdrawn from the Aug. 28 primary, leaving the incumbent with no opposition until he meets his Democratic opponent and three independents in the Nov. 2 general election, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office.

Norman Paul Billiot of Marrero withdrew from the race Monday, the first business day after he filed the previous Friday, telling Ed Anderson of the Times-Picayune that he lacks the money to run and now supports Cao.

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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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