Listen y'all, this is long, but I ask humbly, even in this drive-thru, 10 second society at fault that you try to spare the time to read it because this governor's election is very important in light of the next huge one in 2016 and it took me a long darn time to write it. These thoughts are for the consideration of those who believe in the Republican platform but to those that do not, then you may not want to read this because it probably won't really make a difference and it is SOLELY an expression of my thoughts and I am an unpaid nobody, who researches and finds comfort in writing and just really understands that you cannot flirt with the growth of government, to any degree, for long, before you become slaves to it and with every vote, I try never to lose sight of that.



This is a critical election for Louisiana - either we are going to continue forward on a path toward conservatism to obtain a smaller government, with less taxes, less regulations and more local control in our fight against an oppressive centralized socialist Federal Government, or we are going to revert backwards and again turn over the reins of government in Louisiana to the party of Big Government, Tax and Spend, and bigger Crony Fascists than ever before and that is the Democratic Party! 


We must turn out the conservative vote in this Nov 21st election otherwise we are giving over our state and government to an Obama like governor (John Bell Edwards) who will go along with the national Democratic Party and Obama in all of their Anti-family, Anti-God, Anti-Christian, Anti-American, Pro-Amnesty, Pro-Islam agenda.  IT IS UP TO US - YOU AND ME!!! We need to share this with everyone we know and get them to the polls to vote. 


We got Obama and this mess because Conservatives and Christians did not turn out in the last election against Romney. In our Primary last month we had a  low conservative voter turn out!!! The Democrats had a voter turn out of 46% while only 28% of the Republican and 26% of Other (mostly independents) turned out to vote and you see the RESULTS! What if 46% of Republicans and 46% of Other turned out and voted - results would have surely been different especially in the BESE Board. If you do not vote as a conservative then you are voting for the progressive, Marxist, socialist way of life as they turn out to vote to get it their way! They depend on the apathetic conservative who will not even take the time to vote for what they believe in! Please see the email below from a friend and Mom, Sara,  who is fighting for educational freedom for her and your children and grandchildren. Also I have attached a printable summary voter guide for your use.

TEA PARTY of LOUISIANA (TPoL) 2015 Louisiana November 21 Voter Guide

TEA PARTY of LOUISIANA (TPoL) Endorsed and Recommended candidates on your Nov 21, 2015 Ballot

1st and foremost GO VOTE!!! We can't change this mess unless YOU VOTE and Vote Correctly!!!


David Vitter, Governor  - TPoL endorsed !!!We need a proven conservative to fight every battle to maintain our states’ Rights against this overbearing Federal Government!!! Fight Common Core and bring every conservative value entrenched in the founding of this country into perspective on every legal issue facing Louisiana in the trying time of today and the future! David is that proven conservative and has the track record to prove it! Our alternative is to elect an Obama like Governor and put his party back in charge of Louisiana again with a John Bel Edwards.


Billy Nungesser, Lt. Governor  - TPoL endorsed !!!A proven Louisiana patriot!!! Our alternative is to elect a Obama like Lt Governor and put his party back in influence positions of Louisiana again with a proven secularist like Kip Holden and his "One Baton Rouge" program.


Jeff Landry, Attorney General  - TPoL endorsed !!!We need a proven conservative to fight every battle to maintain our states’ Rights against this overbearing Federal Government!!! And bring every conservative value entrenched in the founding of this country into perspective on every legal issue facing Louisiana in the trying time of today and the future! Jeff is that proven conservative and has the track record to prove it!


BESE Districts - One of the most IMPORTANT of your local elections especially after the results of the primary in the other Districts in order to STOP Common Core or at least have some opposition to it in the out of control BESE board!



The following are the TPoL endorsed candidates in their respective districts. The following candidates are advocates against Common Core and Federal control of our local schools!


District 4:Mary Johnson Harris - TPoL endorsed!!! 

District 6:Kathy Edmonston - TPoL endorsed!!! 

Other Races very Important to getting anti-Common Core, smaller government, less spending, no tax candidates are:

Beth Mizell, State Senate District 12 - TPoL endorsed!!! 


Henry Burns, State Senate District 36 - TPoL endorsed!!! 


Richard "Richie" Burford, State Senate District 38 - TPoL endorsed!!! 

Liewellyn "Biscuit" Smith, State Representative District 32 - TPoL endorsed!!! 

Jean-Paul Coussan, State Representative District 45 - TPoL recommended!!! 

Beryl Adams Amedee, State Representative District 51 - TPoL endorsed!!! 

Lenar Whitney, State Representative District 53  - TPoL endorsed for re-election!!!!! Lenar has a proven conservative record and fights for the people and less government, less spending and NO TAX increases! She was the number one conservative State Representative based on her voting record in the 2015 La Legislative Session where they passed 3/4 a Billion $'s in new Taxes on Louisianans. She is a staunch supporter of STOP Common Core.  Now you know why the Fascists are spending so much money on an opposition candidate to help remove her from the legislature for the next term.  Don't let them succeed - RE-ELECT LENAR WHITNEY State Representative District 53.

Rick Edmonds, State Representative District 66 - TPoL endorsed!!! Great new conservative blood to displace incumbent Darrell Ourso a staunch supporter of Common Core and no one whom you would want to represent you - A tax and spend Crony capitalist! Help us get the right candidate in and kick the wrong one out onto the street where he belongs!!! (NOTE: We must remove the Crony Capitalist incumbent - Darrell Ourso - who also voted for all of the $700+Million in Tax increases and only by your voting for Rick Edmonds can we do this!)


Ryan Heck, State Representative District 69  - TPoL endorsed!!! 


"Ray" Garofalo, State Representative District 103 - TPoL endorsed!!


Following are local election candidates TPoL suggest you vote for as the best possible candidate:


Dhu Thompson, District Attorney 1st Judicial District Court - TPoL recommended!!! 


Clint Cointment, Ascension Parish PresidentTPoL endorsed!!!


NOTE:  To Print Out Your Sample Ballot  -  Click Here


TPoL stands with our partner Geaux Free Tea Party of Lafayette and recommends our members and friends in and around the Greater Lafayette Area to vote for the candidates supported and recommended by Geaux Free TPL in those local elections - Click Here to see their recommendations


October 23, 2015                         PRESS RELEASE                  For Immediate Release

Tea Party of Louisiana Endorses Matt Parker

for Louisiana Insurance Commissioner

TPoL cites Out of Control Situation at Dept of Insurance & Unreasonably High Insurance Rates

BATON ROUGE -We at the Tea Party of Louisiana believe that our Department of Insurance has failed to do its job. Consider the following:

  • As a percentage of personal income, Louisiana has the highest insurance rates in the U.S.  We average spending over 18% of our income on insurance; the highest “pain index” in the U.S., 32% more than Texas, 22% more than Mississippi. (source:
  • Our average automobile premiums is 3rd highest in the nation, and have been in the top 3 highest for the last 10 yrs. (Source:
  • High auto insurance rates have been blamed on “uninsured drivers”, but Louisiana’s “Uninsured Motorist” rate is ~ 12%; the national rate is also ~ 12% ( – Insurance Information Institute , Insurance Research Council)
  • Our average homeowner pays ~ $1,800/yr to insure his home, 2nd highest in the country. Our homeowner’s premiums are ~ 68% more than the national average, 33% more than Mississippi, 40% more than Alabama’s, 79% more than Georgia. (Source: © 2015 National Association of Insurance Commissioners, NAIC).
  • Insurance rates in Louisiana have risen twice as fast as the rest of the country. (source: The Advocate)
  • The present Insurance Commissioner approves 96% of all rate increase requests. (Department of Insurance Annual Reports)
  • Robert Hunter, retired Texas Insurance Commissioner and Insurance Director, Consumer Federation of America, has characterized Louisiana’s Department of Insurance as “the worst in the nation”, for regulating the insurance companies.
  • Louisiana received a “D” grade from R Street's “Insurance Regulation Report Card”
  • According to the Department of Insurance, 3600 complaints were received in 2014, but none of them resulted in actions against insurance companies. (NAIC Report on Insurance Department Resources)

When 3600 complaints result in NO actions against any insurance companies, we are forced to conclude that the Louisiana Department of Insurance has become dysfunctional; it’s virtually impossible all of these complaints could have been meritless. We understand that this situation is so bad that the Attorney General’s office has stepped in and is suing a major insurer for “unfair trade practices”, something that the Department of Insurance should have prevented, if it were doing its job.

Because this situation is out of control and because of the terrible financial burden unreasonably high insurance rates place on everyone in Louisiana, the Tea Party of Louisiana calls for a change in the office of Insurance Commissioner, and is proud to endorse Matt Parker for Louisiana Insurance Commissioner in this coming Saturday’s October 24, 2015 election.

Bob Reid, spokesman

Board of Directors Member

TEA Party of Louisiana, LLC