Thursday, January 04, 2018

Music ain't a crime

But you still can't run for the Louisiana House of Representatives if you don't live in the contested district. This is true even  if you are a musician.
Musician James Andrews, older brother to Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, qualified to run for state Rep. Helena Moreno's open House seat on Thursday (Jan. 4), before quickly realizing he doesn't live in her district.

Moreno's seat is open because she won a City Council seat in October; the special election is scheduled for March 24.
In that case, there are only two eligible candidates in the race so far. This isn't a nothing office. The distict includes Tom Benson's stadium fiefdom, for example. A lot of money passes through there.

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