Saturday, April 22, 2006

NOLA mayor update

There will be a run-off in the mayor's race between Nagin and Landrieu.

Nagin "won" but he didn't get the 50% he needed to win outright. That's kind of hard to do when you're facing 22 other candidates.

Lots of talk today about Nagin's inability to raise funds post Katrina. He raised something between 100 to 200K this year. Landrieu's numbers were in the millions. That's gonna change real quick. I bet people are shocked that Nagin did so well.

I still say the race is going to be tight. I know one thing - I'm gonna see these two guy's mugs on my TV constantly over the next month.

As far as who wins. Who knows? More voting will probably mean more votes for Nagin. People on TV act like race doesn't matter but it obviously does. Nagin crushed Landrieu in the black vote but the networks are saying the two "shared" 90% of the votes. That's true but Nagin got a MUCH bigger part of that share.

It's all gonna depend on how many people will come back out and vote in the runoff. More votes = move black votes = more Nagin votes. Landrieu supporters better hope for rain.


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