Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Spoke too soon about the end of the lawsuits

Last week, the Mayor's Cousin Gary survived a legal challenge to his candidacy for Cedric Richmond's 2nd District Congressional seat.  So you'd think he'd be all set to fire up the ol' campaign apparatus and get after it, right? 

No, not so much.  Instead, Cousin Gary is headed back to court suing his opponent in the upcoming for.... wait for it.. you'll never guess really.
Louisiana's 2nd Congressional district candidate Gary Landrieu is suing incumbent Cedric Richmond claiming he filed a "frivolous" lawsuit aimed at getting Landrieu knocked off the ballot. Landrieu is seeking more than $150,000 in damages in the suit, filed Tuesday (Sept. 10) in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Landrieu's lawyer, Henry Klein, said Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, knew his legal challenge against Landrieu was specious, but filed it anyway in order to smear Landrieu.

Ike Spears, Richmond's lawyer, did not immediately return a message left at his office.

Klein's suit reads like it's aimed at publicly shaming Richmond as much as it is aimed at collecting a monetary award.
Some chutzpah there, Cousin Gary.  On the other hand, it's not as if he was going to win the actual election. 

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