President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani is in Lafayette today to host a fundraiser for Republican Congressional candidate Josh Guillory, who is seeking to unseat GOP Representative Clay Higgins this fall. Meanwhile, President Trump endorsed Higgins. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says it’s a bizarre circumstance.
“It is a weird political set of circumstances, to say the least. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that, or heard anything like that.”
Giuliani is likely supporting Guillory, because his girlfriend, Jennifer LeBlanc, is the campaign finance chair for Guillory’s campaign. But Pinsonat says Giuliani should have thought twice before participating in this fundraiser.
“He has such little political savvy as to jump in the middle of a race against an incumbent popular congressman in Acadiana.”
Pinsonat says President Trump’s endorsement of Higgins will lead to more votes for the incumbent Congressman than Giuliani’s fundraising efforts for Guillory.
“No one thinks that the current congressman is in serious trouble, and it will be a footnote in a weird set of circumstances that happened in the third congressional district in 2018, called weird.”