Lamar White is known throughout Louisiana and even in national circles for his tenacity, intellectual acuity, and sharp wit. He’s the guy who has held our leaders’ feet to the fire and expertly exposed political shenanigans since he started the CenLamar blog back in 2006. Just as he changed the landscape through his writing, he is now shifting the paradigm of professional, progressive politics in Louisiana with the launch of a new communications firm – Imagine Louisiana Communications.
Together with a moderate Republican friend and former law school classmate, Lamar is fully entering the fray of Louisiana politics to deliver consulting services and communications savvy to what will most certainly be a diverse set of important clients. His partner Cayman Clevenger is a New Orleans resident and native of Shreveport, so together, they have broad statewide knowledge. I am really excited about the possibilities for progressive campaigns and initiatives now that Lamar is available to lend his expertise in an official way.
Some major players are standing up and taking notice. The Ind ran a piece that included this jewel from James Carville:
“There’s an old saying in politics about ‘knowing where the bones are buried.’ Lamar knows that in Louisiana, sometimes the bones are buried and sometimes they’re above ground. We need folks like him to hold our politics and our politicians accountable.”
The Ind also mentioned some of Lamar’s influential past work:
“That work includes breaking the story on U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise’s appearance at a white supremacist rally — a story that made national headlines — along with ground-breaking research and stories about U.S. Sens. David Vitter and Bill Cassidy. Since the launch of CenLamar nearly a decade ago, White has posted some 2,000 original articles and attracted nearly 2 million visitors to the site.”
I am very happy for Lamar and Cayman in taking this leap and pumped to see the results of their work. Here’s the link to their site again.