Black Louisiana State Senator switches from being a Democrat to a Republican
The above video is from a campaign ad run by Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory. From the Lafayette Advertiser:
Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory has joined the Republican Party, becoming the first black Republican senator in Louisiana since Reconstruction, according to a report in The Advertiser. This is the second time Guillory, of Opelousas, has switched parties; the lawmaker was a Republican before running for the state House in 2007.
Guillory is scheduled to announce his new affilitation during the @large Conference, an event aimed at attracting black conservatives to the Republican Party.
Guillory has a conservative voting record and has long been an ally of Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, particularly on education and retirement issues. . . .