BATON ROUGE – The Tea Party of Louisiana (TPoL) has endorsed the re-election bid of Rep. Simone Champagne for State Representative of District 49 (Iberia and Vermilion Parishes). “We are proud to announce our endorsement of Rep. Simone Champagne for State Representative,” said Bob Reid, spokesman for the Tea Party of Louisiana. “Simone is the first state legislative incumbent we have chosen to endorse this election cycle, and that is for good reason,” added Reid. “We know of no one that has been fighting harder in the state legislature to shrink the size of government than Simone Champagne and we need her back in there to continue this fight,” said Reid.
“The Tea Party of Louisiana,” explained Reid “has chosen to endorse Simone Champagne because of her bold leadership in opposing the heinous oil drilling moratorium imposed on Louisiana by the Obama administration. Additionally, Simone Champagne is a champion of the School Choice movement in the House, and this issue has become a priority for the Tea Party of Louisiana in the upcoming 2012 Legislative session.”
“Simone Champagne is a valued stellar conservative Louisiana legislator that has a proven record of representing the values and principles of the Tea Party,” said Reid. “We will be doing everything that we can to make sure she is re-elected and continues our fight against big government, wasteful spending and getting the government off the backs of small business,” concluded Reid.