In his withdrawal announcement, Bruno made an oblique reference to a challenge to his candidacy "on trivial grounds that have never been brought up in my three previous campaigns for mayor."It's hard to tell when Bruno is joking and when he isn't but that part of his announcement seemed serious. Not sure what the "trivial grounds" would be... or what would be the point of issuing a serious challenge to a non-serious campaign.
"The circumstances of the challenge are surprising and not a little suspicious," he said, but did not elaborate.
Bruno said he would continue to criticize what he saw as wrongs in the way New Orleans is managed, including "a war on music" - ostensibly a reference to the ongoing campaign to clamp down on loud music across the city.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Dull election just got duller
Manny Chevrolet Bruno, fresh off a "campaign event" last night at the Circle Bar, has dropped out of the race for Mayor.