‘You are just a vote’ ad by former Dem calls for African Americans to wake up

In what Fox News called one of the tightest and most expensive races in the country, Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory blasted Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in a new ad that’s spreading like wildfire.

Guillory’s switch to the Republican Party last year tells a bigger story. He said African Americans across the nation need to wake up and realize that Democrats may not be adequately representing them.

In the ad, Guillory criticizes Landrieu’s lavish lifestyle and lack of connection with the African American community.

“While you scrounge together food stamps to buy Kool-Aid, she sips champagne at cocktail parties,” Guillory said in the ad. “While you dig through the couch looking for gas money, she flies around in private jets funded by taxpayer dollars. But Mary Landrieu knows she doesn’t have to do anything for our community, because no matter what she does, 95 percent of us will line up and vote for her every single time.”

Guillory told “Your World” host Neil Cavuto that African Americans voters should be wary of Landrieu’s narrative and make conscious decisions while voting or risk facing another “one-night stand.”

“A part of it is the propaganda machine that the Democrats have, but the truth is that we are like victims of a one-night stand every six years,” Guillory told Cavuto. “Every six years, Mary comes and says, ‘We’re going to turn your community into Eden, we’re going to bring jobs, and then we’re going to schools — the schools are going to work. We’re going to make it safe.’”

The ad has gone viral since its release Tuesday, hitting roughly 25,000 websites and exposing a growing rift in the Democratic Party.

“Republicans don’t know us, and they don’t know us because we’re not sitting at their table,” Guillory said to Cavuto. “Or very few of us are sitting at their table. It’s an unfortunate thing, but the good news is that more of us are crossing over and sitting at the Republican table, understanding and telling our community that we cannot put all of our eggs in one basket.”

Read more about Guillory’s political change of heart here.

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Steered right by what she calls the "radical leftist rhetoric" in college, Hannah is a contributor for multiple media outlets and passionate about American politics.
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