Trial lawyer John Carmouche, partner in the Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello law firm out of Baton Rouge, has been spending in excess of $1,000,000 to fund a PAC that has been railing against Sen. David Vitter's campaign for Louisiana Governor. According to this site, Carmouche provided $600,000 in cash and another $500,000 in loans to the Louisiana Water Coalition PAC. In addition, Carmouche is listed as the only donor to that PAC.
Could this action be the result of Vitter's pledge to enact tort reform within his administration? And could it also be a result of Carmouche himself making millions in legacy lawsuits against the oil and gas industry?
This is an obvious response by trial lawyers in this state that are seriously concerned about a Vitter win in the Governor's race. It's also a sign that Vitter will be a force to contend with if he does win the fall election.