As we count down the final hours of 2013, Eyewitness News Political analyst and Gambit columnist Clancy DuBos looks back on the top political stories of the year. He counts them down in this week's Commentary.

Clancy DuBos / Eyewitness News Political Analyst

With a hat tip to David Letterman, let's count down the Top 10 Political stories of 2013.

Number 10: The New Orleans Mayor's race got a surprise entry by former Judge Michael Bagneris.

Number 9: St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan resigned, then pleaded guilty to a federal felony.

Number 8: It took two tries, but voters ultimately rang the bell on Crescent City Connection bridge tolls.

Number 7: The New Orleans City Council is investigating Entergy for allegedly putting profits ahead of ratepayers.

Number 6: The Jefferson Parish Hospital war, like all wars, seems to have no end in sight.

Number 5: Former Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted on federal corruption charges.

Number 4: Orleans Parish Prison was exposed as possibly the worst jail in America.

Number 3: Governor Bobby Jindal ditched his tax-swap plan, and Louisiana voters rated him lower than President Obama.

Number 2: After years of investigating the River Birch landfill, the feds just walked away.

And the Number 1 political story of 2013: The local flood authority sued 97 energy companies over coastal erosion. Now several parishes are following suit.

Let's hope 2014 brings better news. Meanwhile, Happy New Year!

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