Friday was a momentous day: Louisiana State Senator, Elbert Guillory, switched from the Democrat to Republican party.

Senator Guillory, of Opelousas, LA, is now the FIRST black Republican senator in Louisiana since Reconstruction (1865-1877)!

Mr. Guillory was originally a Republican, but switched to Democrat to run for office in 2007–the district he represented was a huge majority Democrat district. But now, Guillory says he can no longer remain a Democrat, that the party has left him and other social conservatives behind.

The historic announcement was made upon receipt of the Frederick Douglass Award at the @Large Conference–a national conference of black conservative leaders in Baton Rouge.

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