Landrieu faces opposition ads from Bagneris in mayoral election
Dave Cohen Reporting
With the mayoral election in New Orleans now less than three weeks away, we are seeing and hearing more political ads.
One challenger to Mayor Mitch Landrieu (right) has raised enough money to run commercials.
"There's a committed group out there that is anti-Landrieu and are willing to finance his opponent," UNO Political Science Professor Ed Chervenak explained.
He says Judge Michael Bagneris (left) "is able to raise some money."
But, can Bagneris win?
"Well certainly it is going to be very difficult," Chervenak said. "Judge Bagneris faces an uphill battle. He's going up against a popular incumbent who has lots of resources, and there's a general optimism in the city. You never says never, but it is a very difficult task... But when you look at all the metrics, it's hard to see the mayor not being reelected.
Bagneris uses his campaign ad to hire 400 new cops and hire a new police chief. The commercial's theme is that police are disappearing and he will make a "stronger, safer New Orleans."