DENVER—-LL caught up with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin outside the DenverColorado Convention Center last night, on his way into a party honoring Hurricane Katrina relief organizations.

Nagin had kind words for D.C.’s congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton. As head of the House subcommittee that oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Norton has been a big advocate of Katrina relief. “She’s wonderful,” Nagin said. “I visit her every time I come to Washington.”

LL asked Nagin if Norton had his ear on D.C. voting rights. “Absolutely,” he said. “I and the City of New Orleans will do whatever we can to advance the cause of D.C. voting rights.” He did not offer any specifics.