Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne says he is pondering a run for the Senate after polls show him a strong contender against Senator Mary Landrieu, but also admits he is interested in a race for Governor. Prior to his election at Lt. Governor, Dardenne, shown here, has a long history of serving in elected offices, having also served as Secretary of State and in the legislature for 15 years.
Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman has faced off with Mayor Mitch Landrieu over whether or not the city should pay for prison reform measures, in a jail system that has seen 40 inmates die since 2006. Landrieu says the Sheriff views the city as an open pocketbook available to him, and claims that Gusman's requests would require cuts in the police department and raising taxes.