New Orleans Mayor Wins Second Term

NEW ORLEANS (February 2, 2014) Boosted by a drop in the city's murder rate and an endorsement from President Barack Obama, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu won a landslide victory in his bid for a second term.

Landrieu had 64 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting in Saturday's election.

The city's beleaguered sheriff, Marlin Gusman, led three challengers, despite coming under fire last year for problems at the city jail, including violence, drug use and escapes.

He won 49 percent of the vote and will face a March 15 runoff against former Sheriff Charles, who got 29 percent.

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