- Written by The Skanner
NEW ORLEANS--The race to guide New Orleans through one of the biggest urban reconstruction projects in U.S. history -- rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina -- will be between two familiar candidates: Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu.
Nagin earned a comfortable lead in Saturday's voting with 38 percent or 41,489 votes, but short of the majority needed to secure a second term as mayor without the May 20 runoff. Landrieu had 29 percent, or 31,499 votes.