- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Louisiana State Sen. Elbert Lee Guillory, a Republican, has announced the creation of the Free at Last PAC, aimed at electing black conservatives to higher office.

“Liberalism has nearly destroyed black America. And now it’s time for black America to return the favor,” the former Democrat said in a YouTube video.

The PAC announced Monday that Mr. Guillory will serve as honorary chairman.”I believe that the values of the Black community and the values of the Republican Party are one in the same,” Mr. Guillory said in a statement released by the PAC. “But somehow the Democrat Party has created the illusion that their agenda is what’s best for Black people, and we intend to shine the light of truth on that falsehood.

“There are dozens of good solid Black Republican candidates out there seeking federal office,” said Free at Last President Derek Babcock. “We’re trying to create a resource for them so that they can compete. It’s time for more Black Republicans to be in congress.

According to a release, the Free at Last PAC plans “to continue using both traditional and new media, as well as grassroots campaigns, to reach out to Black Americans about Republican values.”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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