Mayor LaToya Cantrell is set to host a fundraiser with prominent New Orleans Democrats at Tipitina’s on Oct. 1 for Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reelection campaign.
The event, dubbed Victory at the Polls for JBE, will feature performances by Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, rap group Partners-N-Crime with the Big EZ Band and Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet.
All seven of the New Orleans City Council members are scheduled to attend. So are several metro-based state senators and representatives including Sens. Troy Carter, JP Morrell, Karen Carter Peterson, Reps. Jimmy Harris, Neil Abramson, John Bagneris, Joe Bouie, Gary Carter, Royce Duplessis and Walt Leger.
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Tickets are $10 for entry and $100 for VIP, which grants attendees access to a private reception with the governor.
The primary for the governor’s race, along with a host of other statewide and local races, will take place on Oct. 12. The fundraiser will be during the early voting period for that election.
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