Undeterred by lower support for third-party candidates in Louisiana than almost anywhere else in the United States, state Libertarians hoping to gain more experience with statewide elections by recruiting a candidate for state Treasurer in anticipation that the seat will become vacant after the Dec. 10 runoff for U.S. Senate.
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.
By Claire Byun
Better care of inmates while they are in prison and more opportunities for them after they are free will help reduce the likelihood that they will offend again, said the woman whose biography about life inside prison inspired the award-winning television series “Orange is the New Black.”
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.
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.
More 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.
With the Presidential election less than a month away, members of the Green Party of New Orleans are holding events and making calls on behalf of candidate Jill Stein while beginning to think about growing the party for local elections in the years to come.
With the Presidential election now only seven weeks away, the Green Party of New Orleans is hosting a viewing party at Banks Street Bar for their candidate, Jill Stein, as she appears in a national town-hall forum Friday evening on Fox News.
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.
Around 10 a.m. Monday morning, Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and Anika Ofori of the Green Party of New Orleans stood in the middle of a flooded-out community in Denham Springs and asked social media followers to help draw attention to the neighborhood’s plight.
“Everyone that supports Jill Stein supports you,” Ofori told one neighborhood resident as they discussed the Tide Loads of Hope traveling laundry van miles away in Baton Rouge. “We’re going to to tweet to Tide Loads of Hope and tell them people here need their laundry done.”
Three hours later, Tide announced it had arrived in Denham Springs.