Here’s Why St. John Bel Is Lying About Not Being Beholden To Special Interests

“A Cadet will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do.” — West Point Honor Code

St. John Bel and David Vitter had the second of two statewide televised debates last night. The atmosphere was what you could expect from a taping of the Jerry Springer show as the audience was whooping and hollering all debate. It nearly made the debate unwatchable.

Not only did David Vitter score another win over St. John Bel and Jacque Jovic, the moderator from Shreveport’s KTAL 6, who acted more like a Democrat operative than a fair and balanced moderator. It became more apparent from last night that the West Point honor code is not something that St. John Bel actually lives by but instead is just merely a focus group tested slogan.

One of the biggest lies that St. John Bel told last night was that unions and trial lawyers are not special interests.

The trial lawyers are the biggest special interest in Louisiana. So already St. John Bel is lying.

St. John Bel’s Super PAC, Families First, has a large contributors list that reads like a whos who of ambulance chasers and unions. Here are the donors:

LOUISIANA COUNCIL ON LEGISLATIVE ACTION 11670 Silo Dr Baton Rouge LA 70810 10/15/2015 $2,500.00
JAMES ARMES FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE 2255 University Pkwy Leesville LA 71446 10/15/2015 $2,500.00
UNITED STEELWORKERS DISTRICT 13 1300 Rollingbrook St. Suite 605 Baytown TX 77521 10/16/2015 $5,000.00
JAMES ARMES FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE 2255 University Pkwy Leesville LA 71446 11/3/2015 $1,000.00
UNITED STEELWORKERS DISTRICT 13 1300 Rollingbrook St. Suite 504 Baytown TX 77521 11/3/2015 $5,000.00
LOCAL 247 1211 Rapids Ave Alexandria LA 71301 11/3/2015 $5,000.00
UA LOCAL 198 5888 Airline Hwy Baton Rouge LA 70805 11/3/2015 $50,000.00
LOUISIANA NURSING HOME PAC 7844 Office Park Blvd Baton Rouge LA 70809 11/3/2015 $2,500.00
ALISON HOUSE 416 Gravier St New Orleans LA 70130 11/3/2015 $50,000.00
VINCENT PIERRE PO Box 93022 Lafayette LA 70509 11/5/2015 $2,500.00
LA PHARMACEUTICAL PAC PO Box 370 Ville Platte LA 70586 11/5/2015 $25,000.00
WALT LEGER III 5500 Prytania Street Suite 113 New Orleans LA 70115 11/5/2015 $10,000.00
BADGE STAR 151 Primsrose Drive Belle Chasse LA 70037 11/9/2015 $5,000.00
JAMES ARMES FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE 2255 University Pkwy Leesville LA 71446 11/9/2015 $2,500.00
IBEW VOLUNTARY FUND 900 7th Street NW Washington DC 20001 11/9/2015 $5,000.00
LA OPAC 911 Tech Drive Ruston LA 71270 11/9/2015 $5,000.00
ROOFERS WATERPROOFERS AND ALLIED WORKERS 1660 L Street NW Suite 800 Washington DC 20036 11/9/2015 $1,000.00
UA PIPEFITTERS Three Park Place Annapolis MD 21401 11/9/2015 $100,000.00
CHARLES LANGLINAIS 612 W Main Broussard LA 70518 11/12/2015 $5,000.00
CRPPA 8712 Hwy 23 Belle Chasse LA 70037 11/12/2015 $5,000.00
MELANIE DELESDERNIER 801 N. Duncan Ave Amite LA 70422 11/12/2015 $1,000.00
LA CREDIT UNION LEAGUE 824 Elmwood Park Suite 200 Harahan LA 70123 11/12/2015 $1,500.00
DAVID HEITMEIER CAMPAIGN PO Box 740338 New Orleans LA 70174 11/12/2015 $10,000.00
CARPENTERS REGIONAL COUNCIL 2850 Massachusetts Ave Metairie LA 70003 10/26/2015 $5,000.00
ASBESTOS WORKERS 9602 MLKing Hwy Lanham MD 20706 10/26/2015 $20,000.00
IRONWORKERS 1750 New York Ave Suite 400 Washington DC 20006 10/26/2015 $5,000.00
ED MURRAY 1540 N Broad St New Orleans LA 70119 10/26/2015 $1,000.00
ASSOCIATED BRANCH PILOTS 3813 N Causeway Blvd Metairie LA 70002 10/26/2015 $5,000.00
MELANIE DELESDERNIER 801 N. Duncan Ave Amite LA 70422 10/26/2015 $1,000.00
SEAPAC 8712 Highway 23 Belle Chasse LA 70037 10/26/2015 $2,500.00
LA PHARMACEUTICAL PAC PO Box 370 Ville Platte LA 70586 10/29/2015 $5,000.00
LOUISIANA CHIROPRACTIC PAC 10636 Timberlake Ave Baton Rouge LA 70810 10/29/2015 $25,000.00
IBEW VOLUNTARY FUND 900 7th Street NW Washington DC 20001 10/29/2015 $100,000.00
ANDREW EDWARDS 125 E Pine Street Ponchatoula LA 70454 10/29/2015 $25,000.00
GAUTHIER & AMEDEE 2111 S. Burnside Ave Gonzales LA 70737 11/12/2015 $5,000.00
LA SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS 24220 Athania Pkwy Suite 101 Metairie LA 70001 11/12/2015 $5,000.00
UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION 429 Government St Baton Rouge LA 70802 11/12/2015 $10,000.00
WORKING FOR WORKING AMERICANS 101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20001 11/12/2015 $100,000.00

Now St. John Bel is going to say he has no control over this. But consider what this money is being spent on, GOTV.

Louisiana Families First (PAC) Ben Nevers F202 SEIU LOCAL 21 540 S. Broad Ste A New Orleans LA 70119 voter outreach 10/16/2015 $10,000.00
Louisiana Families First (PAC) Ben Nevers F202 THE POLITICAL SOURCE 536 N. 26TH STREET Baton Rouge LA 70802 voter outreach 10/23/2015 $162,000.00
Louisiana Families First (PAC) Ben Nevers F202 FLETCHER ROWLEY 1720 West End Avenue Suite 630 Nashville TN 37203 Radio Production and Buy 11/5/2015 $164,000.00
Louisiana Families First (PAC) Ben Nevers F202 BDPC LLC 2045 Lakeshore Drive Suite 207 New Orleans LA 70122 Targeted mail and telephone program 11/10/2015 $100,000.00
Louisiana Families First (PAC) Ben Nevers F202 FLETCHER ROWLEY 1720 West End Avenue Suite 630 Nashville TN 37203 Radio Production and Buy 11/15 – 11/21 11/12/2015 $81,108.00
Louisiana Families First (PAC) Ben Nevers F202 SEIU LOCAL 21 540 S. Broad Ste A New Orleans LA 70119 voter outreach 11/12/2015 $30,000.00
Louisiana Families First (PAC) Ben Nevers F202 G&G LEASING LLC 846 Erie Street Shreveport LA 71106 voter outreach 11/12/2015 $20,000.00
Louisiana Families First (PAC) Ben Nevers F202 FLETCHER ROWLEY 1720 West End Avenue Suite 630 Nashville TN 37203 Radio Buy 10.8 – 10.17 10/6/2015 $129,000.00
Louisiana Families First (PAC) Ben Nevers F202 FLETCHER ROWLEY 1720 West End Avenue Suite 630 Nashville TN 37203 Radio Buy 10/20/2015 $56,000.00

 

The Super PAC is the conduit for street money for the unions. The national unions, trial lawyers, and national progressive groups are writing the checks and the local unions are cashing them. The GOTV operation is being run out of the Super PAC so St. John Bel is lying when he says he’s not being funded by special interests.

Who do you think St. John Bel will work for as governor, the people of Louisiana or the unions, trial lawyers, and national progressives?

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