Richmond ballot A sample-ballot handout from the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, of New Orleans, lists his name prominently at the top and the names of eight candidates for judgeships whom Richmond is supporting in the Nov. 4 voting.
But although the handout — which voters can bring into the voting booth as a guide — says, “Please vote the entire Democratic ticket,” the name of one prominent Democrat is left out: U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is in a tough fight to win re-election to a fourth term.
Richmond said Wednesday it’s all a mistake — a printer’s blunder. The revised sample ballots his campaign will mail out will feature Landrieu, he said. Some of his supporters distributed the misprinted ballots because they were on hand, he said.
Richmond is a representative of the African-American community that Landrieu is counting on to help her buck the Republican tide in the state. Overwhelming support by black voters has been a key to her previous victories.