Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:59
WGSO: LAGOP Chair, Roger Villere talks governor’s election, Jeff Landry endorsement
Written by 

villereRoger Villere, the Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party is in somewhat of a difficult position.  Over the years, he has been one of the most influential forces in taking the Republican Party out of the phone booth and transforming it into the dominant party that it is today.  However, as of now, the most important state job is at risk, that is, the Louisiana governor’s spot.  Currently, David Vitter, also, one of the prominent influences in bringing the GOP out of the cellar, is trailing his opponent, Jon Bel Edwards, a Democrat.



On Wednesday morning, Jeff Crouere interviewed Villere to discuss the gubernatorial election.

In part I of the interview, Villere discusses the news of John Treen’s (brother of Dave Treen, former Republican governor) endorsement of Jon Bel Edwards.  Villere explains his efforts to consolidate the republican forces, despite an isolated high-profiled backing of the democrat.

Villere (01:40) also explains the party’s endorsement of Jeff Landry for the position of Attorney General against another republican and a democrat-convert, incumbent Buddy Caldwell.

The chairman also discussed party efforts (03:01) to get Vitter’s republican opponents to support the US Senator.  As of the time of the airing of the program, One top Jay Dardenne official Communications Director Marsanne Golsby has backed Edwards and the campaign chair Jay Vicknair has backed Vitter and has become a senior campaign advisor for the Vitter campaign.

After the program completed, rumors were spread that Dardenne would be supporting Jon Bel Edwards, which did occurr today.

One of the radio callers (04:04) discussed his reasons for backing Vitter, claiming the establishment and the democrats are afraid of Vitter’s willingness to be a reform candidate, his lack of interest to care about what people are saying about him.  The caller added that if Edwards wins, “it’s over”.

Villere discussed the fact that republicans control both houses and whether there would be a run-away democratic government, should Edwards prevail.

Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • LABI's Waguespack pokes Edwards tax delay, promotes Louisiana Legislative outlook
  • Louisiana ranked 25th in medical doctors, hospitals
  • Quin Hillyer: Freedom Caucus,hardliners "just Screwed the American people"
  • Trumpcare loss a mere distraction from RussiaGate

wag edwards tweetIn the age of rapid response, social media, President and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry took to twitter to apparently poke the Democrat Governor and to promote his own tour of his own legislative package, or legislative outlook tour, beginning today.

Today, Stephen Waguespack of LABI tweeted in response to The Advocate’s Tyler Bridges article that John Bel Edwards would be delaying his release of his tax overhaul package that was scheduled for today.

Read More

doctors wallet hubWith Louisiana's Louisiana legislative session about to commence early April, the state has another ranking to consider--how it ranks for medical doctors.


Read More

quin hillyer health 5Have the conservative Freedom Caucus and advocacy organizations such as Freedom Works and Heritage Action "screwed the American people"?

That's the feeling expressed by at least one long-time conservative Republican, who, as millions of others were outraged by the destruction of the Obamacare "repeal" and replacement, on Friday.  

Read More

comey sitThe GOP will likely claim that the bogus “ Assisted suicide counseling” will still be covered since Obamacare remains the law of the land. That’s good news for GOP legislators who planned on voting “yes” on its repeal. The rich, also, should be happy the old law remains because they have wounds that need tending after the mega tax breaks for them that were inserted in Trumpcare went the way of leeching. The failure to repeal, of course, is the Democrats fault. Trump said so, but he has reason to be happy, too. The health care debacle managed, if just for an hour, or two, to deflect attention away from Russia.

Read More



Trump Talk: Ryancare, Russia, Investigations, Travel ban--with Jeff Crouere

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1