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Myer wins re-election in New Roads

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago November 04, 2014 Nov 4, 2014 Tuesday, November 04 2014 November 04, 2014 8:36 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

NEW ROADS - After a contentious few weeks of campaigning, Mayor Robert Myer held on to his seat handily in New Roads.

He captured 67 percent of the vote over his opponents, Cornell Dukes and Paul D'Aquila.

The mayoral race grew heated after dueling accusations between Dukes and Myer. Last week Myer accused Dukes of trying to bribe voters with beer or intimidate them, but never showed the media evidence he claimed he had.

Before that, Dukes raised questions about the mayor's city credit card expenses while in office, which he said public records showed totaled more than $150,000 over three years. The matter wound up in court before those records were released.

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