Editor’s Note: a guest post from David Bossie, president of Citizens United. This piece originally appeared at Breitbart.
When I first met Jeff Landry in 2011, I thought I was just going to meet another member of Congress. Boy was I wrong.
First elected in 2010 as a true conservative, Landry came to Washington as a change agent. He believed deeply then, as now, that his state and country are in trouble and that leaders at all levels of government need to get serious about facing our problems head on.
After one term, Jeff Landry was redistricted out of his seat. Former Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) viewed him and his band of conservatives as a threat, so the big-spending Washington establishment made sure he went home. But in his single term, Landry did more than most career politicians ever will; he made a name for himself and became a force for good. He made it clear that he would not support policies that would continue America’s decline. Congressman Landry told me then that it was irresponsible to cast votes that waste billions of dollars and saddle our children and grandchildren with unthinkable amounts of debt.
Jeff believes that we need moral leaders to take back our country from corrupt career politicians. Landry’s trademark is to stand up to both political parties, Republican and Democrat alike, in order to restore honesty and integrity in government. In fact, Landry was once referred to as the only honest man in Washington. Jeff is a tireless advocate for our constitutional liberties and the rule of law. Before running for Congress, Landry was a police officer and sheriff’s deputy. Jeff Landry also wore the uniform of the United States and is a veteran of Desert Storm, so he knows firsthand the thin line between freedom and tyranny.
Now Jeff is running for Attorney General of Louisiana. If elected, Landry will come to Baton Rouge as an outsider ready to clean up government and fight the corruption head on. Jeff will enforce the law equally for all citizens of Louisiana and work hard to make Louisiana’s communities safer places to live. Jeff is not a career politician; he’s running for attorney general because he’s worried about his state. His opponent Buddy Caldwell, on the other hand, has been in public office for the past 37 years and is running for his third term as attorney general. I’ve come to believe that career politicians are part of the problem, not the solution. If you want real change, voting for more of the same is not the way to achieve it.
Jeff is running for attorney general because he wants to help turn Louisiana around and lead its big comeback. I believe Jeff is running for the right job at the right time. I wholeheartedly endorse my friend Jeff Landry for Attorney General of Louisiana, and if you vote in the Pelican State, I strongly encourage you to vote for Jeff in the run-off election on Saturday, November 21.