Anderson deflects from fundraising report with “shameless” puppy campaign ad

BATON ROUGE, La. – In an unprecedented display of fundraising modesty, Quentin Anthony Anderson revealed that when his campaign files its first quarter fundraising report, it will be a fundraising total that will turn heads — primarily due to its astonishingly minimalistic approach. Garnering “between $3,000 – $5,000” from less than 10 equally astonished donors, according to Anderson, the campaign has boldly redefined what it means to start from the ground up.

“Only the press, the political elite, and anyone who we need to pay to get our message out there cares about fundraising numbers” said Anderson wryly “So, instead of lamenting about it, we’re gonna release an ad with a puppy in it.”

Embracing a strategy that can only be described as blatant deflection, his campaign refused to acknowledge the ominous nature of his quarterly fundraising haul and instead released a new campaign ad featuring Anderson’s nearly 3-year old Beagle mix, Geronimo Lewis.

Geronimo Lewis, a rescue by way of Houma in the wake of Hurricane Ida and unaffiliated with any recognized political party, features prominently in the 60 second video, offering both undeniable cuteness and zero substance when it comes to issues like mass incarceration or securing more federal grants for the district.

While critics may justifiably want to focus on Anderson’s paltry fundraising numbers, the Anderson campaign argues that puppies remain universally loved and adored, therefore negating much of the negative impact of his campaign’s otherwise amateurish fundraising totals.

The ad, produced by the Shreveport-based Young Professionals Entertainment, can be viewed here.

For Immediate Release - Anderson Deflects WIth Puppy Ad

Quentin Anderson Campaign Unveils New Campaign Ad Highlighting Louisiana’s Challenges and the Path Forward

Baton Rouge, La. – Quentin Anthony Anderson, Democratic Congressional candidate for Louisiana’s 6th District, today unveiled a new campaign ad, title “We Are Better Than This,” spotlighting the systemic challenges plaguing Louisiana and offering a vision for a brighter future. Drawing on distressing statistics that rank Louisiana at the bottom for economic growth and opportunity, the ad serves as a wake-up call for change.

“Louisiana ranks 50th in economic growth and 50th in economic opportunity,” Anderson states in the ad, laying bare the realities that have hindered the state’s progress. He goes on to highlight the contrast between Louisiana’s high gun ownership and its poor rankings in public safety and corrections outcomes, asserting, “We have a higher incarceration rate in Louisiana than literally every Sovereign Nation in NATO.”

Anderson’s ad takes a firm stance against the status quo of political leadership in the state, criticizing the longstanding tradition of politicians serving special interests over the public good. “For too long, this state has gotten too comfortable with its political leaders being bought and paid for by the highest bidders instead of representing the interests of the people they serve,” he declares, echoing the frustrations of many Louisianians seeking accountability and integrity in their elected officials.

Despite the stark picture painted, Anderson’s message is ultimately one of hope and potential: “But Louisiana, we are better than this. We’re better than crooked politicians who refuse to take accountability. We’re better than 49th. We are better than 50th. Louisiana can be the greatest, most prosperous place on Earth.”

The ad concludes with a rallying cry for change: “If we want to see something different, we have to do something different.”

“We Are Better Than This” is a call to action for all voters of the 6th District who believe in the possibility of a better Louisiana. Quentin Anderson’s campaign is built on the principles of justice, economic equality, and a commitment to serve the true interests of the people.