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Louisiana Association of Business & Industry

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Louisiana Association of Business & Industry
Website:Official Website
The Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI) is the largest business lobbying organization in the state. Their full-time staff of lobbyists works to attend all important legislative meetings and continues to advocate business interests when the state legislature is not in session. LABI is also affiliated with four political action committees that also operate on a state-wide level to promote business interests through various branches of the government.[1]

The mission of the LABI is:

"To foster a climate of economic growth by championing the principles of the free enterprise system and by representing the general interests of the business community through active involvement in the political, legislative, judicial, and regulatory processes."[2]

Campaign Contributions

State Candidates


In 2007, the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry donated $174,344 to state senate candidates and $328,662 to state house candidates. It was the 10th and 3rd largest donor to state senate and state house campaigns, respectively.

The top 5 recipients of campaign contributions from LABI in 2007 were:[3]

Candidate Amount Result
Democratic Party David Heitmeier, State Senator $31,000 Approveda
Republican Party Rick Nowlin, State Representative $31,000 Approveda
Republican Party Ruth Ulrich, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education $30,000 Defeatedd
Republican Party Neil Riser, State Senator $28,031 Approveda
Democratic Party Ernest Marcelle Jr., Board of Elementary and Secondary Education $25,000 Defeatedd

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