Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) isn’t going anywhere, despite reports that his time is up.
Guillory said the rumor-mill of his fall from grace “has been greatly exaggerated,” in a statement released earlier today.
Last month, media outlets reported that Guillory’s campaign for Lt. Governor was “dried up” because of the Republican has been spending way more than he takes in.
But, Guillory said that while the reports of his negative campaign balances have been accurate, they do not include why exactly his run for Lt. Governor has thus far been quiet.
“My focus has not been solely centered around my own campaign,” said Guillory. “In the past 12 months, I have worked with the Free at Last PAC to raise and spend over a half million dollars working to bring truth to the television airways in the recent U.S. Senate campaigns in Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Ohio, Florida as well as Louisiana.”
Aside from this, Guillory worked with the Free at Last PAC on a conservative message via radio about black leaders in history during Black History Month. And, he has been working with the Black Conservatives Fund PAC to draw up support for upcoming black Republicans.
Unlike the other Lt. Governor candidates, Republicans Billy Nungesser and John Young, Guillory does have somewhat of a national profile because of his staunch attacks on liberal policies affecting the black community.
Guillory said his Lt. Governor campaign will not truly be vamped up until after the 2015 Louisiana Legislative Session, which will end at the beginning of June.