Polls had shown Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu lingering below 50 percent in his attempt to subdue an 11-candidate field in the New Orleans mayoral race held Saturday, but as it turns out there might not be any need for a runoff.
With 37 of 366 precincts tallied, Landrieu is carrying better than 65 percent of the vote, far ahead of Troy Henry’s 16 percent. Henry had been seen as a candidate with a chance to sneak into the runoff and beat Landrieu based on pure demographics, but his campaign fell apart in the last two weeks of the race.
Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat John Georges is polling just 7.44 percent despite outspending the field to finish third. Republican Rob Couhig sits at four percent in fourth place.