With Mayor Mitch Landrieu finally getting his way yesterday with the approval of the New Orleans City Council to remove four historical monuments from the public square, the long-time Democrat may be exploring running for a third term.
In an insider report by the Uptown Messenger, apparently multiple residents told the site that they were polled last week on four issues:
- If New Orleans was moving in the right direction.
- If they liked what Landrieu is doing.
- If they supported removing historical monuments.
- If they would support a third term of Landrieu.
Months ago, sources close to the Hayride hinted at the potential that Landrieu may be trying to seek a third term in office. Of course, in order for Landrieu to do so, he would have to send a Home Rule Charter amendment to the City Council and they would have to approve it.
Taking such a step would not be odd for Landrieu, as he turned down a run for governor and he has most recently turned down a run for Sen. David Vitter’s (R-LA) US Senate seat.
Besides Landrieu’s potential third term attempt for mayor, Councilwoman Stacy Head, the most conservative Democrat on the City Council, could make a run, or at least that has been the rumor around New Orleans for quite some time.
Head adamantly opposed Landrieu’s monument removal yesterday and went as far to slam him in emails to constituents last week, saying that Landrieu had overstepped his boundaries with the issue.