New Orleans Events – Tuesday, Nov. 8

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Tuesday, Nov. 8.

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Presidential election, with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump the candidates to become the 45th president and replace President Barack Obama in Jan 2017. If victorious, Clinton will become the first female president, while Trump will be the oldest first term president in history if he wins. The campaigns have been dogged by controversies, with Clinton investigated over her use of a private email, and Trump being accused of sexual assault by several women. The key battleground states in the race for 270 Electoral College votes include Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. Vice presidential candidates are Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine and Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Third party candidates include Libertarian Gary Johnson, Green Jill Stein and Independent Evan McMullin. Elections also held today for 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, with gubernatorial elections in 12 states.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 – U.S. Senate election in Louisiana: 24 candidates are on the ballot in Louisiana's 'Jungle Primary' system, where all candidates appear on the ballot regardless of party affiliation. If a candidate receives at least 50% of the vote they win the election, but if no candidate reaches that threshold a runoff election is held between the top two, scheduled for Dec. 10. Incumbent Republican Sen. David Vitter is retiring after one term in office. Republican candidates include Reps. John Fleming and Charles Boustany, former Rep. Joseph Cao, Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy, retired Col. Rob Maness, and former KKK leader David Duke. Democratic candidates include Caroline Fayard and Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell. The state is considered likely to vote Republican. One of 34 U.S. Senate elections in today's general election.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Louisiana 1st Congressional District election: Incumbent Republican Rep. Steve Scalise is seeking a fifth term in office, while six other candidates appear on the ballot in Louisiana's 'Jungle Primary' system, where all candidates appear regardless of party affiliation. If a candidate receives at least 50% of the vote they win the election, but if no candidate reaches that threshold, a runoff election is held between the top two, scheduled for Dec. 10. Other candidates are Democrats Lee Ann Dugas, Danil Ezekiel Faust and Joe Swider, Libertarian Howard Kearney, Green Party's Eliot Barron, and Independent Chuemai Yang. One of 435 House elections in today's general election.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Louisiana 2nd Congressional District election: Incumbent Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond is seeking a fourth term in office – four other candidates appear on the ballot in Louisiana's 'Jungle Primary' system, where all candidates appear on the ballot regardless of party affiliation. If a candidate receives at least 50% of the vote they win the election, but if no candidate reaches that threshold a runoff election is held between the top two, scheduled for Dec. 10. Other candidates are Democrats Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden and Kenneth Cutno, and Libertarian Samuel Davenport. One of 435 House elections in today's general election.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Louisiana 3rd Congressional District election: Incumbent Republican Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. is retiring after six terms in office, and is instead running for the Senate. 12 candidates are on the ballot in Louisiana's 'Jungle Primary' system, where all candidates appear on the ballot regardless of party affiliation. If a candidate receives at least 50% of the vote they win the election, but if no candidate reaches that threshold a runoff election is held between the top two, scheduled for Dec 10. Candidates are Republicans Greg Ellison, Gus Rantz, Grover Rees, Brett Geymann, Scott Angelle, Clay Higgins, Bryan Barrileaux and Herman Vildrine, Democrats Dorian Philbian and Larry Rader, Libertarian Guy McLendon and Independent Kenny Sclefo. One of 435 House elections in today's general election.

www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Louisiana 4th Congressional District election: Incumbent Republican Rep. John Fleming is retiring after four terms in office, and instead is running for the Senate. Eight candidates are on the ballot in Louisiana's 'Jungle Primary' system, where all candidates appear on the ballot regardless of party affiliation. If a candidate receives at least 50% of the vote they win the election, but if no candidate reaches that threshold a runoff election is held between the top two, scheduled for Dec. 10. Candidates are Republicans Trey Baucum, Elbert Guillory, Oliver Jenkins, Rick John and Mike Johnson, Democrat Marshall Jones, and Independents Mark Halverson and Kenneth Krefft. One of 435 House elections in today's general election.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Louisiana 5th Congressional District election: Republican Ralph Abraham vs. Republican Billy Burkette, Incumbent Rep. Ralph Abraham is seeking his second term in office. One of 435 House elections in today's general election

www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Louisiana 6th Congressional District election: Incumbent Republican Rep. Garret Graves is seeking a second term in office – five other candidates appear on the ballot in Louisiana's 'Jungle Primary' system, where all candidates appear on the ballot regardless of party affiliation. If a candidate receives at least 50% of the vote they win the election, but if no candidate reaches that threshold a runoff election is held between the top two, scheduled for Dec 10. Other candidates are Republican Robert Lamar Bell, Democrats Richard Lieberman and Jermaine Sampson, Libertarian Richard Fontanes, and Independent Devin Lance Graham. One of 435 House elections in today's general election.

www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Louisiana votes on ballot measures: Eliminate Budget Deficit Amendment; Postsecondary Education Tuition and Fee Authority Amendment; Property Tax Exemption for Families of Persons Died in Active Duty Amendment; Registrar of Voters Amendment; Revenue Stabilization Fund Amendment; and State Corporate Tax Amendment

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Baton Rouge, LA, mayoral election: election to replace term-limited incumbent Mayor Kip Holden. 12 candidates are on the ballot – Beverly Amador, R.J. Bourgeois, Sharon Weston Broome, Rufus Craig, John Delgado, Darryl Gissel, Barylon Hyde, Greg LaFleur, C. Denise Marcelle, Bryon Sharper, Bodi White, and Cade Williams. Today's primary election serves as the deciding election if one candidate receives at least 50% of the vote – if not a runoff election is scheduled for Dec. 10.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Annual meeting of New Orleans Business Alliance's Board of Directors, 8:00 a.m.

Location: New Orleans Business Alliance, 935 Gravier St., New Orleans.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 – U.S Coast Guard's Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee meeting, 9:00 a.m.

Location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District office, 7400 Leake Ave., New Orleans.

www.uscg.mil

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8 – New Orleans City Planning Commission meeting, 1:30 p.m.

Location: City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Thursday, Nov. 10 –  International Petroleum Environmental Conference.

Location: Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans.

http://cese.utulsa.edu

 

 

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