(Eliot Barron is the Green Party candidate for congress in Louisiana’s 5th congressional district. The following was originally published in The News-Star.)
Eliot Barron likes to call himself “the liberal you can live with.”
That’s because Barron, 36, a Green Party candidate in the conservative 5th Congressional District, believes his environmentalist platform should resonate in the Sportsman’s Paradise, renowned for its rich natural resources.
“If you think about it, conservationist and conservative are derived from the same root,” Barron said. “If you’re afraid of change you shouldn’t be afraid of me. I’m one of you.”
Besides, Barron said, Louisiana has been deeply Republican red for almost a decade, “And what has it gotten us? Are we so much better off now?” he said.