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RealityTiger
LSU Fan
Geismar, LA
Member since Jan 2010
15866 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
I wish he would.

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He would win going away...

In a landslide.


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Lickitty Split
LSU Fan
Inside
Member since Apr 2017
1006 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
Zero chance for multiple reasons.


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Martini
North Carolina Fan
Near Athens
Member since Mar 2005
44329 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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BR lost multiple billion dollar expansion projects that were supposed to happen here but instead were put in Corpus Christie as a direct result of policies supported by both Sharon Weston Broome and Governor Edwards.



Wrong.


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LouisianaLonghorn
Texas Fan
Austin, Texas
Member since Jan 2006
9727 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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It seems like the business class just got bamboozled by the current mayor, who is still in her first term


Broome received about 25% of the white vote, largely because she initially campaigned as a business-friendly moderate similar to Kip Holden. After she was elected, she took a hard left black lives matter turn and allied herself with resident race baiters Gary Chambers, Silky Slim, and C. Denise Marcelle. The top item on her agenda was to get rid of the sitting police chief, a white man, and replace him with a black man who subscribed to her vision of law enforcement "reform." Her administration also published a report that pretty much blamed "white privilege" for everything from traffic to the high crime rate. The writing was on the wall then.

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The other candidates were all really shitty to boot


That's an understatement. Her main opponent wanted to practically de-fund downtown and mid-city in favor of spending more money in rural parts of the parish. Nobody in their right mind who lived within the Baton Rouge city limits would want that.

Broome came along at the worst possible time. Baton Rouge was still reeling from the Alton Sterling shooting debacle and the devastating flood.


goofball
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2015
5208 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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Any chance Kip runs against her next fall? Apparently he will be eligible to run again. He would win going away...



I'd vote for Kip.


kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
48276 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
If no one decent (read: Kip Holden) runs, I might take a stab at it. I'll probably get massacred due to my zero name recognition and low melanin content, but if we're going to have nothing but clown candidates again (like f&%king Condon Uncensored), I may as well have fun with it and run a merciless tongue-in-cheek kamikaze campaign.
This post was edited on 6/12 at 10:44 am


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PiscesTiger
Iowa State Fan
Concrete, WA
Member since Feb 2004
42304 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
Ditto. Kip was the MAN. He was one of us. Easy to talk to and always at an LSU game cheering on the Tigers.


Sun God
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2009
12861 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
Kip loved Budweiser and white women almost as much as I do


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oleheat
LSU Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Mar 2007
8211 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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Kip is the only Democrat I've ever voted for.


Kip genuinely cared for this city- and was willing to do what was necessary to improve Downtown BR. It's a shame seeing what he fought to improve being allowed to flounder....



Bunta
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Oct 2007
11015 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
I just saw people installing bike racks downtown for that Gotcha bike sharing program.


facher08
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
1619 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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I just saw people installing bike racks downtown for that Gotcha bike sharing program.



They are supposed to be ready by the end of the month. Located downtown, LSU, and Southern.

Advocate


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LouisianaLonghorn
Texas Fan
Austin, Texas
Member since Jan 2006
9727 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
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Kip genuinely cared for this city- and was willing to do what was necessary to improve Downtown BR. It's a shame seeing what he fought to improve being allowed to flounder....


Broome has managed to undo much of what it took Holden years to accomplish. He was never popular with black voters because he refused to waste large amounts of money in NBR, knowing it's a virtual wasteland and the city would never recoup the return on its investment.


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Fat and Happy
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2013
7361 posts

re: Is downtown BR going back to a ghost town?
Broome freaking sucks and is killing downtown


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