Saturday, October 04, 2014

GOP Senator Guillory Takes On Mary Landrieu For Louisiana Governorship

Elbert Guillory, a black senator from Louisiana, was Republican before he became a Democrat in 2007, then switched back to the Republican party in 2013. Last year, in a powerful video addressing his "brothers and sisters in the black community" he explained what motivated him to make the switch.

Guillory has his sights set on the Louisiana governorship in 2105, and he is taking on current Governor Mary Landrieu with another powerful video ad by FreeAtLast PAC. Filmed in Opelousas, Louisiana, on a street a few blocks from where he grew up, Guillory talks about how Landrieu promised to be a champion for the black community 18 years ago when she first ran for senate in 1996, and yet nothing has changed. In fact, he believes they are worse.

Here are snippets from the campaign ad, once again targeting the black voter.

“Our communities are poorer than they were in 1996. Our schools continue to fail children." “And our jails are filled with young black men who should be at home being fathers.”
 “Meanwhile Mary Landrieu lives in a $2 million mansion on Capitol Hill.”
“While you scrounge together food stamps to buy kool aid, she sips champagne at cocktail parties. While you dig through the couch looking for gas money, she flies around in private jets funded by taxpayer dollars.”
“But Mary Landrieu knows that she doesn’t have to do anything for our community, because no matter what she does, 95 percent of us will line up to vote for her. Every. Single. Time.”

Watch the video on YouTube here.

If I lived there, I know who I would be voting for.

Good luck Senator Guillory!

H/T Legal Insurrection

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