Louisiana: Where a man used campaign funds for childcare, but a woman running for office is denied

Updated: Mar 11, 2019

Chelsea Brasted published this satirical opinion piece in response to the Louisiana Ethics Board's ruling to not allow campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses related to campaigning.

"Let me bring you up to speed: This lady, Morgan Lamandre, is running for the House District 66 legislative seat, one currently held by Rep. Rick Edmonds, R-Baton Rouge. Now, despite already being employed (can you imagine, ladies, what that’s like?) as an attorney for a sexual assault victim advocacy group, she wants to run for office! But here’s the real kicker: She wanted to use campaign finance money to cover the cost of her child-care during campaign events to boot."