Jeff Landry, candidate for Louisiana’s Third Congressional District, has begun to staff his campaign with the state’s top GOP operatives, including Republican Party political director Philip Joffrion. “I am honored to have been a part of many successes of the Louisiana Republican Party in the past two years,” Joffrion said. “I look forward to helping to send a conservative, committed voice for the Third Congressional District to Washington. That candidate is Jeff Landry.” According to a press release issued by the campaign, Joffrion was the New Orleans region field director for Governor Bobby Jindal’s 2007 gubernatorial bid before joining LA-GOP. Joffrion has been instrumental in several GOP national operations, most recently Governor Bob McDonnell’s successful campaign for governor of Virginia in 2009. Other seasoned veterans joining the Landry camp include Brian Littlefield, Leilani Hardee and Sarah Allen, all of whom have held roles in state party infrastructure or Jindal campaign staff.
“These are very talented people who are already leaders in their communities,” said Jeff Landry, “I am proud to work with them to bring a conservative message of fighting wasteful Washington spending, lower taxes, a strong national defense and my pro-life message to the people of south Louisiana.”
Additionally, Landry has enjoyed significant financial success, earning more than $300,000 in just under four months reporting for the quarter ending March 31, 2010.Congressman Charlie Melancon (D-LA) currently holds the seat and will vacate it for his campaign for U.S. Senate, challenging incumbent Senator David Vitter (R-LA).