Cone of Electability?


In a move that has sent shock waves through the city’s political and smart-assed cynic classes alike, Giant Cone on Tuesday announced it is throwing their … well, its flexible, orange polyvinyl chloride self into the 2021 New Orleans mayoral race.

With the qualifying deadline just a few days away, Mayor LaToya Cantrell had been expected to face no significant opposition in this year’s race. Her campaign has been ramping up in recent weeks and her significant war chest had been thought to be a sufficient deterrent against any late entries. In fact, according to her campaign, the mayor has raised $1.6 million so far. Cantrell campaign signs have also started popping up around town, and in recent months the mayor has held a series of grip-and-grins with local legends, including Master P and Juvenile…

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