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Lieutenant Governor Joins New Orleans Mayoral Race

Tuesday, 08 Dec 2009 01:51 PM

 

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NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana's Democratic lieutenant governor says that he's going to take a third shot at becoming New Orleans' mayor.

Mitch Landrieu said Tuesday that he's entering the field for the Feb. 6 primary. The announcement comes five months after Landrieu said he had no plans to run.

Analysts had speculated for weeks that Landrieu would enter a race seen as lacking political star power.

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The Landrieu family name is well known in Louisiana politics. Mitch Landrieu's sister is a U.S. senator, while his father was mayor in the 1970s.

Mitch Landrieu ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1994 and 2006, when he lost to then-incumbent Mayor Ray Nagin months after Hurricane Katrina. Term limits prevent Nagin from running.

At least seven other candidates have declared plans to run.

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