Nathan Stubbs

Cravins gets advice from 'Ragin' Cajun' James Carville

by Nathan Stubbs

On Friday, Sept. 12, state Sen. Don Cravins Jr. went to New Orleans for a special lunch meeting with one of the Democratic Party’s most famed political advisors. Known as the “Ragin’ Cajun” for his blunt demeanor and south Louisiana roots, James Carville, political advisor to former President Bill Clinton, recently moved back to Louisiana from D.C. and has reached out to some of the state's Democratic Congressional candidates. Cravins’ campaign communications director Richard Carbo, who previously worked with former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, set up the meeting to get Carville’s advice on campaign strategy.

Cravins, who is running to unseat District 7 Congressman Charles Boustany, says Carville was largely complimentary of his campaign. "He knew about our race. He thought we were strong on the issues. He understood my plight as a southern Democrat," adds Cravins, who has been running ads touting his pro-life, pro-gun positions. If schedules work out, Carville may appear at a Cravins rally sometime closer to the election.