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Black Republican's Video Slams Mary Landrieu as Out of Touch

By    |   Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 06:14 PM

In a new video, Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory accuses Mary Landrieu, the state's Democratic U.S. senator, of caring about the state's black population only when she wants their votes.

"Mary Landrieu first ran for Senate in 1996 promising to be a champion for the black community, Guillory says in the video. "But 18 years later, little has changed."

The video was released by the Free at Last PAC, which touts Republican causes to black voters.

"Our communities are poorer than they were in 1996. Our schools continue to fail children," says Guillory, standing on rundown Academy Street in Opelousas, Louisiana. "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," Guillory continues.

"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 and vote for her, every single time."

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Guillory, 70, is a former Democrat who says he switched parties in 2013 over the national party's stance on abortion and the Second Amendment.

The video has gone viral since its release on Tuesday. Guillory told Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on Wednesday that it has been embedded on 25,000 websites.

He said that since the video has gone public he's heard from "a lot of dyed-in-the-wool Democrats who understand that we spoke the truth . . . and the truth is not very positive for Mary Landrieu."

He told Cavuto that black voters are like "victims of a one-night stand every six years," when Landrieu shows up to ask for their support. "Every six years, Mary comes and says, we're going to turn your community into Eden. We're going to bring jobs. … The schools are going to work, we're going to make it safe. And then she disappears . . . And then we are forgotten."

Landrieu, he said, "has done absolutely nothing for our community."

The video doesn't endorse a candidate, but Landrieu's closest opponent is Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

Louisiana has what is referred to as a "jungle primary," in which all candidates run on the November ballot, and if no one receives more that 50 percent of the votes, the top two candidates meet in a runoff.

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In a new video, Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory accuses Mary Landrieu, the state's Democratic U.S. senator, of caring about the state's black population only when she wants their votes.
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