In early March, Helena Moreno quit her job as anchor at WDSU-6 New Orleans, where she worked for 7 years. Her colleagues said she had mentioned an interest in running for Congress. Then, there was word she hired a political consultant.
I thought I’d follow up and see if there were any new developments… and sure enough, Helena is running as a conservative democrat for Louisianna’s 2nd Congressional district. She is currently tied for 2nd place after being in the lead, according to a poll of democratic voters quoted on the Louisiana Weekly. She is the only non-African American in the race.
7 democrats and one republican are competing for the 2nd District seat, including troubled incumbent Rep. Bill Jefferson, who despite the fact he has been indicted on bribery and racketeering charges, is in 4th place. The party primaries will be held Sept. 6 and the general election Oct. 4.