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Cult of Personality: The 2006 New Orleans Mayoral Election

Dave Schulz
Melissa Tallerine

The New Orleans mayoral election scheduled less than a year after Hurricane Katrina was a circus filled with unique characters, heated debates and groundbreaking politics. In the weeks before the election the city became a hot bed of political, social and economic debate.

The stakes in this election were unbelievably high. The winner has the opportunity to direct the city's future.

The lure of that power attracted nearly two-dozen candidates, civil rights leaders and national media attention. Amid the endless chatter a voice representing the history and the possibility of New Orleans was quietly rumbling. The voice of the voter took on new shapes
The question is whose voice will be the loudest?

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