Thank you all for your support and encouragement the last 2 1/2 months. To the 6,778 of you who trusted me with your vote, thank you very much! Throughout this process I met a lot of awesome people and had a number of great conversations and debates.
If you’d like to keep up with me and you liked my message this campaign, please follow my blog, www.nolatarian.com. I keep track of local issues there and have a few projects I’ll be picking back up soon.
Again, thank you for the support!
To thank everyone for their support, I will be hosting a party Tuesday night at Bayou Beer Garden in Mid-City from 6pm til. A keg will be provided. Please come out and join us! We’ll be on the back patio.
Caleb is happy to announce he has been endorsed by libertycandidates.com. Below is their press release with the official announcement.
16 October 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Liberty Candidates 2012 Endorses:
Caleb Trotter who is running for Congress in the 2nd District in the State of Louisiana
LIBERTY-CANDIDATES.ORG enthusiastically welcomes Caleb Trotter to the growing slate of candidates championing a return to Constitutional governance in the United States!
A Liberty Candidate will defend the great American principles of:
- Individual Liberty
- Constitutional Government
- Sound Money
- Free Markets
- a Non-interventionist Foreign Policy.
This endorsement is the hallmark of a true Liberty Candidate. To qualify, Candidates must submit answers to the liberty questions (http://tinyurl.com/libertyapplication). Then, each application is voted on by a committee made up of peers and other liberty minded individuals. Each candidate’s website is visited by committee members to see that a candidate’s answers and his/her stance on the issues coincide.
If accepted, each Liberty Candidate is added to the Liberty-Candidates.org site with prominent links back to his/her site(s). All Liberty Candidates are eligible to participate in the Liberty Candidate Money Bombs.
With candidates like Caleb Trotter serving the people at the city, county, state and federal level, there is real hope for change in America.
Let Freedom Ring!
Liberty Candidates.org’s mission is to support Liberty Candidates running for public office in the United States. A true Liberty Candidate will defend the great American principles of Individual Liberty, Sound Money, Free Markets, Constitutional Government and a Non-interventionist Foreign Policy. Our Goal is to have at least one Liberty Candidate in each state!
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Caleb taped a segment outlying his platform when he was at WWL last week. Check it out here.
The Caleb for Congress campaign commercial is finally done!
Thanks to Mike Hoss and Katie Moore at WWL-TV for having me on this morning to talk about the race. Here’s the video of our conversation.
Here’s video from my brief appearance at last week’s Lord Monckton speech in Metairie. I give a short synopsis on my federal budget thoughts.
We had a little bit of excitement this week in the New Orleans City Council District B race. In case you missed it, LaToya Cantrell’s husband had the misfortune of dropping a marijuana joint in front of NOPD officers inside New Orleans Criminal Court on Monday, October 1, 2012.
Fortunately for Mr. Cantrell simple possession is slightly decriminalized in New Orleans and he only received a summons. Unfortunately for him he works in the city attorney’s office and according to Mrs. Cantrell’s facebook page, resigned his post. However, as of Friday night, October 5th, reports are saying he is undergoing treatment instead of resigning his position.
When will the madness stop?! This is yet another example of a productive individual reaping the consequences of a failed war on drugs. Whether or not Mr. Cantrell needs treatment for using marijuana is a matter between him and his family, but we also need to be careful about rushing to the conclusion that marijuana users even have a problem in the first place.
If we’re going to insist on every caught marijuana user undergoing “treatment” instead of punishment, then we should first look at actual scientific facts. However, if we truthfully did that we would be forced to say that all alcohol drinkers should undergo “treatment” as well. The point is that marijuana is a much safer substance than alcohol and our current legal system is completely irrational in it’s pursuit of marijuana prohibition.
Yes, Mr. Cantrell is guilty of astonishingly poor judgment, but to risk losing his job and possibly cost his very qualified wife an election is simply insane. This shouldn’t even be a relevant talking point in the news this week.
It is time to legalize marijuana so people can go on about their business in peace. As your next Congressman in the 2nd district of Louisiana I will fight to do just that.
Greetings all. I have added an events page to the site to keep everyone updated with where I will be leading up to election day.
Also, I’ve been updating the “In The Press” page with interviews as they are published, so please go check them out.
And, if you’d like a yard sign, let me know. You can email me, caleb at calebtrotter.com. I’m working on getting them out to everyone who’s requested one this week.
One last but most exciting thing. My campaign video is in the works. With your help we can get it on the air on local television to get the message out to as many voters as possible. So if you can, please donate. Or as soon as I have it posted online, please share it with your friends and family.
Thanks again for all your support.
Sifting through the history of Cedric Richmond leads to many questions. You’ll find a bar fight, ethics charges, and a suspension of his law license for lying about his residency when he tried running for New Orleans City Council in 2005. There’s coziness with Dollar Bill Jefferson and tax dodger Ike Spears, and even potential involvement in theft of government funds via a non-profit organization. Probably the saddest thing though, is that most all of this was reported 2 years ago when Richmond first ran for the seat, and no one seemed to care on voting day. I believe the 2nd District of Louisiana deserves better! It is time we demanded a candidate with integrity and one who truly is interested in his constituents. I will be that Representative for you.
But wait, we haven’t even looked at his voting record as a Congressman yet. In 2010, the Times-Picayune endorsed Mr. Richmond with this quote, “we believe that Mr. Richmond has the potential to become an important force for the district in Congress. His energy, legislative experience and political acuity make him the better choice [than Cao].” Richmond himself, when asked by Time Magazine where he sees himself professionally in 5 years said, “As the senior Democratic Congressman from Louisiana who has earned a reputation as a skilled lawmaker that delivers for Louisiana.”
So, with all these great expectations in spite of his questionable past, what has Cedric Richmond delivered for the 2nd District of Louisiana in his 2 years in Washington?
Highlights include voting for a sewer project in Tijuana, Mexico at a cost of $10M (Amd 379 to HR 1). He voted Against ending the drilling moratorium and getting the Gulf of Mexico back to work. He voted “For” giving Pakistan $1 billion after we had killed Osama bin Laden miles away from major Pakistan military installations. He twice voted to give $475 million to build infrastructure in Afghanistan instead of in America.
He voted to end the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, who’s responsibility is to investigate Representatives and their staff upon ethics complaints. He couldn’t even manage to vote for a cut of $125 million from military musical units!
“The House Speaker recently stated that the deficit is a moral threat to the nation. I agree,” said Cedric Richmond. If he truly believes that, then why has he voted against cutting spending from the federal budget well over 150 times?
If this is what delivering for Louisiana looks like, I say “no thanks.” He can deliver that someplace else.