Big Easy's Mayoral Hopefuls in Houston Today

The race for mayor of New Orleans is turning into a jet fuel-consuming marathon across the South as candidates with the deepest pockets jump from Houston to Atlanta and points in between trying to reach displaced voters.

In the political landscape jumbled by Hurricane Katrina, residents living out of state can cast absentee ballots - and the city has the potential to elect its first white mayor in almost 30 years. Passion is high among New Orleans evacuees, who seek a voice in how their city rebuilds and fear being excluded....

Full Article, Houston Chronicle

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