"Christopher Tidmore"

La. treasurer’s race is down to two candidates
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Democrat Derek Edwards has claimed that he ranks as the best qualified candidate for Treasurer, and, more importantly, that he can actually win.
Mayor’s race upended by S&WB privatization threat
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Sixteen years ago, the City of New Orleans was awash in controversy over the effort to “privatize” the Sewerage and Water Board. In actually, the then-S&W ...
New Orleans mayoral candidates pursuit of the white vote
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Desiree Charbonnet, LaToya Cantrell, Troy Henry, and Michael Bagneris have each adopted a “wedge issue” to demonstrate their individual palatability to city’s normally conservative Caucasian electorate in ...
From beating Lee to becoming Sheriff, Newell Normand retires
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The Sheriff of Jefferson Parish is the closest thing to an elected medieval king that exists in the United States. He not only is the tax collector ...
NOLa politics: Leger mulls mayoral bid, while Carter-Peterson says no
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Only one true victor emerged from the recent special legislative session, and if Rep. Walt Leger III is smart, the Speaker Pro Tem can ride his victory ...
New Orleans mayoral candidates jockeying for early lead
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Five weeks ago, LaToya Cantrell nearly lost momentum in her bid to become the next Mayor of New Orleans. The District “B” Councilwoman contended with Desiree ...
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The WTC Hotel 20 years too late
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Just shy of 20 years ago, this newspaper featured an article highlighting the “Two Visions” for the restoration of the increasingly decrepit World Trade Center, and its ...
STEVE SCALISE
Majority Whip Steve Scalise beat the odds years before shooting
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The attempted murder of Congressman Steve Scalise allows one to recollect the improbable and meteoric ascent of the one time unknown computer programmer from Old Jefferson. His ...
Trade Public Belt for Riverfront Park at River Garden and Esplanade Ave.
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stands on the verge of a political victory that would enjoy bi-racial, citywide support, a welcome change in the wake of the ...
Budgetary ideological division forces 11-day Special Legislative Session; cost $500,000
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer During his first race for the State House of Representatives in 2007, which the author admittedly played an opposing role, Cameron Henry contended that the problem with ...

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