Let’s meet at the poll
KTBS released numbers from a poll today that show Brian Wooley slipping to third place. According to Political Analyst Scott Hughes, the numbers are from ‘a well respected polling firm’ in Baton Rouge.
The poll shows Glover in the lead, followed by Cox, Wooley and Roy Burrell.
Roy Burrell 9%
Wooley has responded with a press release saying that he has begun overnight tracking polls. The results of the Wooley poll are:
Bryan Wooley – 33%
Cedric Glover – 16%
Roy Burrell – 9%
David Cox – 3%
I don’t know who is doing Wooley’s polling.
Shootout in Council District D
The race for Shreveport City council District D is heating up. This morning the Times endorsed Independent Phillip Templeton for the spot. Meanwhile, Deanna Candler issued a press release saying that half of Michael Corbin’s campaign has been finance by special interests. The special interests she is referring to are friends, family and legal entities associated with James Ballangee.
Ballangee owns property in front of Spring Lake and was denied a zoning request to build a used car lot at the location last year.
Corbin responded by saying “Before qualifying, I met with leaders of the Spring Lake Neighborhood Association (Phil Serio and Larry Russo) and gave them my promise that I would in no way support a car lot at the proposed location in Spring Lake. Additionally, when I met with the Republican PEC the question came up and I gave the same answer. In the past two weeks my wife and I have knocked on every door in Spring Lake (not just registered voters). One household had a question about my position on the car lot. The car lot is not an issue.
As the front runner in the Council race I would expect other candidates to attack and get the focus away from the real issues in District D.
When all campaign reporting is filed it will reflect a diverse base of donors. If the focus is only on the earliest reports which reflect contributions in 2009 then yes, a considerable amount of my early support is from Ballengee interests. All contributions are legal, reported appropriately and filed timely. It is interesting that there is so much focus on a single supporter of my campaign when he has also made contributions to Mayoral and other Council candidates.
I would encourage the voters, bloggers and candidates, to focus on the issues our City and Council District face and the experience each candidate brings to the race.”
Diverse race in District B
Jeff Everson, Craig B. Lee, Deborah Allen and Sheva Sims are vying for the Downtown/Highland area District B. Allen is, to my knowledge, the first person in a Shreveport race to have an ad geared to Latinos.