Louisiana Landfill Owners Are Top Political Donors

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The owners of a suburban New Orleans landfill are reemerging as two of Louisiana's top political donors.

The New Orleans Advocate reports Jim Ward and Fred Heebe, owners of the River Birch landfill in Waggaman, are among the largest financial backers of reelecting Governor John Bel Edwards.

Companies controlled by the men have donated to a political action committee that's given at least $200,000 to Gumbo PAC, a political action committee that could play a crucial role in Edwards' reelection bid.

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