Americans for Prosperity tapped Phillip Joffrion in December to run the new Louisiana state chapter. Joffrion served as campaign manager and chief of staff for former U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) and was political director for State Treasurer John Kennedy's campaign for U.S. Senate in 2004. The group plans to bring on more local staff in Louisiana, including a field director.In addition to this year's elections, expect AFP to focus on further insulating the oil and gas industry from the threat of legal consequences for its actions in Louisiana which has been a thing much in the news lately.
Americans for Prosperity's national operation has already been heavily involved in trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in the 2014 election.
Americans for Prosperity's local chapter count preventing Medicaid expansion, keeping state taxes low and advocating for tort reform in Louisiana among its top priorities, according to Joffrion.