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Louisiana Democratic Party Bids Elbert Guillory a Fond Goodbye

Guillory’s Party Affiliation Finally Matches His Hostility Towards the Working Families of Acadiana

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Democratic Party today wished Elbert Guillory a fond farewell as the former Republican returned to the Party of scandal-plagued Bobby Jindal and Tea Party extremists that have opposed equal pay for women and expanded access to health insurance for working families.

“In a craven display of political opportunism, Elbert Guillory today rejoined the Party that has stood with Bobby Jindal’s failed policies and against the working families of Acadiana,” said Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk. “This move isn’t surprising given Guillory’s record of saying one thing to his constituents and then voting another way.

“The people of the 24th Senate District deserve better than Elbert Guillory. He should do the right thing and step down from his seat immediately since he has chosen to abandon the Democratic Party values that the voters elected him to represent.”

Bobby Jindal’s approval rating has plummeted to 38 percent in recent months, while 59 percent of Americans view the Republican Party unfavorably.