Sunday, May 21, 2006

Nagin Is Reelected In New Orleans

Congrats to Mayor Ray Nagin, voters reelected him Mayor of New Orleans.
Mr. Nagin, won about 21 percent of the votes of whites, as well as over 80 percent of the black vote, according to a local elections analyst and political consultant, Greg Rigamer. Mr. Landrieu appeared to have lost black votes that he picked up in last month's primary...
Had he won, Landrieu would have been the first white mayor of the city since his father left office in 1978. The fact that a white candidate had made it to the runoff was taken as a reflection of the mass exodus of blacks from the city. Nagin won 52.3 percent of the votes, or 59,460, to Landrieu's 47.7 percent, or 54,131

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