Posted: Feb 6, 2010 12:08 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2010 12:09 PM
Source: Associated Press
Politics are competing for attention with Carnival parades and Super Bowl party preparations as New Orleans voters make their choice to succeed term-limited Mayor Ray Nagin.
Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, who lost to Nagin in a runoff four years ago, is widely seen as the front-runner in an 11-candidate field. If he wins an outright majority Saturday, he would become
the majority black city's first white mayor since his father, Moon Landrieu, left the post in 1979. But other candidates, vying for second place, are hoping to deny him a majority and force a March 6
Among them are businessman John Georges who's also white. Polls have also shown business consultant Troy Henry, an African-American making his first political run, as a contender.