Tag Archives: Malik Rahim

Malik Rahim tackles Superbowl

From Democracy Now!, by way of On The Wilder Side

DAVE ZIRIN: I was speaking to [former Green Party Congressional candidate] Malik Rahim, who I know you’ve had on your show before, a former Black Panther Party member, someone who has been a community activist in New Orleans for thirty years.… Read more ...

Former Green candidate Malik Rahim’s Republican opponent faces recall petition

From the Bayou Buzz (h/t to Daily Kos):

Congressman Joseph “Anh”Cao, a Republican, who defeated William “Bill” Jefferson [and Malik Rahim – Ross] is facing a recall petition because of his vote on the Barack Obama stimulus package. The recall has been initiated by a group of ministers.

Cao had indicated that he would be voting in favor of the controversial legislation but instead voted against it.Read more ...

Polidoc Productions: Breaking through the Black Ceiling

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Babette Hogan. Posted to IPR by Paulie. Originally published at polidoc by Babette Hogan.

This year, we have seen at least two unlikely political newcomers attempt to enter their respective Black Caucuses. One is a newly elected “pro-environmental” “Republican” person of Vietnamese descent in New Orleans, Louisiana, Joseph Cao.… Read more ...

Funding plea from Malik Rahim Campaign

Posted at On The Wilder Side. Previous IPR coverage of Malik Rahim.

Dear Supporters of Malik,

We greatly appreciate all the hard work that everyone did for the campaign. However, just when we thought things were over, we discovered that due to an accounting error, the campaign owes $3,700 in unpaid debts to printers and a billboard company.

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Malik Rahim campaign manager thanks supporters, provides post-campaign analysis

Posted at On The Wider Side

Dear Supporters of Malik Rahim for Congress:

Thank you for your hard work, monetary contributions, and dedication to Malik’s Green Party Congressional campaign. As Malik Rahim’s campaign manager, I really cannot thank you enough! As you have probably heard, Malik did not win in the 2nd Louisiana Congressional District election held December 6, 2008.

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Updated Louisiana Congressional election results: independents and smaller parties swing both districts

The Secretary of State’s website shows updated vote totals.

In Congressional District 2, the votes received by Green Malik Rahim and Libertarian Gregory Kahn made up more than the margin of difference between indicted Democratic incumbent “Dollar” Bill Jefferson and congressman-elect Joseph Cao.

Of course, this does not mean that the election would have turned out differently had Rahim and Kahn not been in the race – only that it is possible.… Read more ...

Louisiana U.S. House results

Several alternative candidates were on the ballot in two Saturday U.S. House races in Louisiana.

In the Second District race, won by Republican Anh Cao, Green Malik Rahim received 1,880 votes (2.8%) and Libertarian Gregory Kahn 548 votes (0.8%).

In the Fourth District, where Republican John Fleming seems to have won by a plurality of 356 votes, independent Chester Kelley received 3,245 votes (3.5%) and independent Gerald Bowen Jr.Read more ...

On The Wilder Side: Election Day Malik Rahim coverage

See here and here.


Good news in just the title of the latest AP story. There are pages of google news articles from media outlets that published the AP headline: “Indicted Louisiana congressman tries to get re-elected” (That refers to Malik’s opponent, the Democrat incumbent who is facing corruption charges, partly for having $90,000 in cash in his refrigerator.)

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The final day to volunteer for Malik Rahim

Malik Rahim is running as a Green for Congress in Louisiana’s 2nd district, which encompasses much of New Orleans. He was previously a Black Panther and founded Common Ground in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It was the first organization after the hurricane to help people get back on their feet, and eventually brought in over 13,000 volunteers to New Orleans.… Read more ...