Democratic US Senate candidate Foster Campbell held a press conference today in Baton Rouge to discuss what he would do if elected as our U.S. Senator. Campbell says we need to address coastal restoration in Louisiana.
“It’s shameful what’s happened to our coast in Louisiana. We’ve lost 400,000 acres of land and now we have politicians that don’t want to make the people who destroyed the land even pay for it.”
The Public Service Commissioner says his message to the people is don’t give up, help is on the way. He says he also wants to raise the national minimum wage to 10 dollars an hour because no one in Louisiana can live off of $7.25.
“Some have to make it on that but they can’t live comfortably, they can’t raise a family, they can’t get off of welfare when you’re making $7.25, that’s a problem.”
Campbell says if elected he will expand high-speed internet to Louisiana’s poorest people. Many analysts say a democrat will have a hard time winning this U.S. Senate race but Campbell says his values reflect the residents of Louisiana.
“I want you to know that I’m pro-life, pro-gun, and pro-small business. I don’t want to tell you how many shotguns I’ve got, but it’s more than 30.”