Friday, May 6, 2016

155. Trey Ourso of Gumbo PAC

155. We interview Trey Ourso about Gumbo PAC and its role in the 2016 Louisiana Governor's race.  Trey was awarded the AAPC Pollie Excellence Award as the 2015 Campaign Strategist of the Year for his work with Gumbo PAC during the Louisiana governor’s race. Trey is the former Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party and former National President of the Association of State Democratic Executive Directors where he became the first state party executive director to address a national convention at the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, California. Under his leadership in 1999, Louisiana Democrats maintained control of both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature and won many races up and down the ballot. In February 2010, Trey was named by Politics Magazine as one of the Top 10 Democratic Influencers in Louisiana, and in 2013, he was named by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the top Democratic Influencers in Kansas as part of their national Top 500 Influencers list. He has consulted on hundreds of campaigns in dozens of states over the past 15 years.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. May 7, 1862. The Union Army captures Baton Rouge during the Civil War.
  2. This week in New Orleans history.  May 7, 1998.  Blue Lu Barker dies.  Jazz and Blues singer Louise "Blue Lu" Dupont Barker, famous for  "Don't You Feel My Leg" and "Look What Baby's Got For You" "A Little Bird Told Me" was born in New Orleans on November 13, 1913. She often sang and performed with her husband Danny Barker.  Blue Lu was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 1997, one year before she died in her home town on May 7, 1998 at the age of 84.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Poke Salad Festival
    May 9th, 2016 - May 14th, 2016
    Darby Ave. and Pinehill Rd., off Hwy. 1 in Blanchard
    Pinehill Road, Blanchard, LA 71107
    318-309-2647
    Darby Ave. and Pinehill Rd., off Hwy. 1 in Blanchard
    The festival kicks off with a cash prize treasure hunt, pet parade, carnival, food, children's activities, live entertainment and loads of fun for the entire family.
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