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Nov 182016
 
State Sen. J.P. Morrell (center) speaks at a fundraiser Thursday night. (photo courtesy of J.P. Morrell campaign)

State Sen. J.P. Morrell (center) speaks at a fundraiser Thursday night. (photo courtesy of J.P. Morrell campaign)

With a disastrous election for national Democrats barely a week in the rear-view mirror and speculation about the upcoming New Orleans mayoral race already intensifying, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and other top local Democrats rallied Thursday night in support of state Sen. J.P. Morrell. Continue reading »

Nov 092016
 
A map of Mid-City voting precincts -- dark blue represents Clinton margins of more than 10 percentage points. (map by MidCityMessenger.com, data source: sos.la.gov)

A map of Mid-City voting precincts — dark blue represents Clinton margins of more than 10 percentage points. (map by MidCityMessenger.com, data source: sos.la.gov)

Donald J. Trump won a stunning victory in the Presidential race on Tuesday night, but every voting precinct in the Mid-City area preferred Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by double-digit margins. Continue reading »

Nov 082016
 
via uselectionday2016.com)

(via uselectionday2016.com)

With today’s election being such a spectacle for the past few months, and a race that is reportedly very close, America’s next four years will be decided and revealed tonight. With such angst and uncertainty across the nation, local businesses and others are coming together to watch the election results, mostly over drinks and more drinks. Here’s a quick list of places having Election Watch Parties in Mid-City. Continue reading »

Oct 182016
 

libertarian_party_of_louisiana_logoMore than 1,000 voters in Louisiana registered their disgust with two historically unpopular candidates for President over the last month by registering for the Libertarian Party, at a time when New Orleans activists are preparing to ramp up their fight against a proposed proliferation of red-light cameras. Continue reading »

Sep 202016
 
Howard Kearney visits with the Libertarian Party of New Orleans on Monday evening. (Robert Morris, MidCityMessenger.com)

Howard Kearney visits with the Libertarian Party of New Orleans on Monday evening. (Robert Morris, MidCityMessenger.com)

Competing with a field of largely-unknown candidates amid a national climate of disgust with both Republicans and Democrats, the Libertarian running in U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise’s district hopes he can make a November runoff to contrast his party’s principles with the GOP’s record. Continue reading »

Jul 312016
 
Members of the Independent Women's Organization cast their ballots on Saturday. (via Independent Women's Organization on Facebook)

Members of the Independent Women’s Organization cast their ballots on Saturday. (via Independent Women’s Organization on Facebook)

By Claire Byun

Three local incumbents and a few new faces running for political offices in Louisiana now have a little more support, thanks to a local women’s organization.

The Independent Women’s Organization of New Orleans met Saturday morning to hear from Democratic candidates in seven state or local races. The group voted their endorsement of three Orleans Parish School Board incumbents and four fresh faces for state office after a nearly four-hour meeting. Continue reading »