“New Orleans Saints fans received a midgame shot of President Barack Obama when the first general election campaign commercial featuring the president aired on behalf of Louisiana state Rep. Cedric Richmond during the Saints-Carolina Panthers game Sunday,” the Sunday New York Times reports.
Louisiana’s second congressional district is one of Democrats top (and few) targets this cycle. Rep. Ahn “Joseph” Cao took it over after a corruption scandal tarred former Rep. William Jefferson. The district is 60% black.
“Barack Obama's former right-hand man officially announced plans to throw his hat in the ring on Sunday, launching his ‘Tell It Like It Is’ campaign tour in a video message posted on newly-launched website chicagoforrahm.com,” the New York Daily News reports. “’Hi. I'm Rahm Emanuel,’ he says. ‘As I prepare to run for mayor, I’m going to spend the next few weeks visiting our neighborhoods –- at grocery stores, L stops, bowling alleys, and hot dog stands...I want to hear from you -- in blunt, Chicago terms -- what you think about our city, and how the next mayor and you, can make it better.’”