Democrats Hear from Mayor, Council Candidates

More than 20 Democratic candidates for Mayor-President and Metro Council spoke to the East Baton Rouge Democratic Parish Executive Committee Tuesday night at the Laborers Union hall on Government Street.
Center stage were former Sen. Sharon Weston Broome and Rep. Denise Marcelle, who are in a close battle to get in the runoff for Mayor-President in the Nov. 8 primary.  The candidates were hoping to receive the committee’s endorsement, and the committee did vote Tuesday night.  However, the party’s executive committee decided to hold another endorsement meeting to straighten out some procedural problems that marred the results. The parish chairwoman of the party is Carolyn Hill.

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