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For the first time, two Black females will face off to become New Orleans’ mayoral runoff.

New Orleans’ for the first time in history, will have a female mayor, and both candidates are African American.

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former judge Desiree Charbonnet had the most votes from 18 candidates to move to the final election.

The Advocate said Cantrell, who emerged as a champion of the working-class after Hurricane Katrina, has the support of prominent individuals in the White business community.

Her opponent, Charbonnet, has the backing of the city’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, who is chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, as well as key players in New Orleans’ political establishment.

Source: NewsOne Now

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