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Mary Landrieu Attacks Black Politician Who Left Democratic Party For GOP

Senator Mary Landrieu (D., La.) has no love for the black state senator who left the Democratic Party and urged his constituents to abandon Landrieu’s reelection campaign.

Landrieu thinks Guillory switched parties as a cynical stunt. “There’s one in every crowd that will promote himself above the people that he’s supposed to serve,” she told Bloomberg’s Dave Weigel. “ You know, he serves black and white, just like I do. But the only person that I know that promotes himself more than Elbert Guillory would be Bobby Jindal, and the two of ‘em belong in the same boat.”

Former Governor Edwin Edwards (D., La.), who went to jail on corruption charges but is now a Democratic frontrunner in the congressional race to succeed Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy, agrees with Landrieu. Guillory “abandoned” his constituents due to political ambition, Edwards told National Review Online.

Guillory dismissed such charges by noting black economic troubles and reiterating his belief that Landrieu has been useless in helping that community.

“The last time we talked, we talked about a post office in Lafayette and the need to keep that post office open,” he told NRO. “[Landrieu] has not discussed with me, during any of our conversations, anything about the general needs of my community — about safety or education or jobs or anything.”


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