From a release passed along by the Louisiana Republican party comes evidence that Caroline Fayard’s prospective gubernatorial campaign might be stillborn before it ever gets started – or if not, it’s up against some major headwinds. It didn’t help that an ethics complaint will be filed against Fayard alleging her failed campaign for Lieutenant Governor last year failed to report in-kind contributions from the Louisiana Democrat Party last year. The Dead Pelican has a copy of the complaint.
DGA recruits candidate who says: “I hate Republicans…They eat their young.”
The Republican Governors Association called on Democratic Governors Association Chairman Martin O’Malley to condemn the hateful language used by potential Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Caroline Fayard to describe Republicans.
“We know Democrats are having a difficult time finding someone to challenge Governor Jindal, but recruiting a hyper-partisan like Caroline Fayard reeks of desperation,” said RGA spokesman Mike Schrimpf said. “Democrats’ chances in Louisiana are now officially in the gutter.”
“Martin O’Malley now faces his first test as leader of the Democratic governors,” Schrimpf added. “The only way for O’Malley’s rhetoric to match with reality is by condemning Caroline Fayard’s hateful speech.”
Fox News reported that O’Malley met with Fayard yesterday about running for governor in Louisiana.
Fayard became infamous in Louisiana last week when she declared:
“I hate Republicans. I hate Republicans. They are cruel and destructive. They eat their young. They don’t think. They don’t allow people to think. They are bullies.”
Earlier this year, Gov. O’Malley claimed that “Americans deserve a civil and honest discussion on how to make our nation stronger” and that governors’ “primary goal should be bringing people together.”