Louisiana Political News Wire
Former Mayor Morial held back from official endorsement of Cynthia Willard-Lewis
While Mayor Mitch Landrieu was crystal-clear about his preference in the at-large New Orleans City Council race last weekend, former Mayor Marc Morial, a longtime Cynthia Willard-Lewis ally, remained neutral, at least officially. In an e-mail blast that went out on election day, Morial, who has led the National Urban League since 2003, urged voters only to head to the polls. "I'm not suggesting who you should vote for or against," Morial wrote, "only that you do your duty to honor the sacrifices and struggles of the generations who came before us." Of course, most of those seeing the message probably were African-American and likelier to vote for Willard-Lewis than her opponent, Stacy Head.
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