Jindal, Nagin, the Landrieus, Democrats, Democracy

The following is a summary of weeks of research on the Orleans Parish races during the past three months.  I wrote it with this audience in mind, as I know many have not paid attention to the political dynamics of these races.

Ray Nagin, who was just reelected to the position of Mayor of New Orleans with 52% of the vote in a very exciting runoff, endorsed Republican Bobby Jindal when he ran for Governor of Louisiana in 2003.  This was a controversial endorsement: not only did Nagin upset Louisiana Democrats by endorsing a conservative Republican; he also alienated what would later become his base after Hurricane Katrina, or the New Orleans African-American community.

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