Buddy Caldwell fighting to hang onto job as attorney general
BATON ROUGE- In the attack-heavy race for Louisiana attorney general, the focus is squarely on Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell.
Opponents in Saturday's election have accused Caldwell of pay-for-play politics, incompetence and office mismanagement.
He's fending off the attacks with criticisms of his own, accusing chief Republican rival Jeff Landry of being a failed and desperate politician. Caldwell says no one has the experience he's built over eight years in the office and three decades as a district attorney.
The race to be Louisiana's chief lawyer is expected to head to a Nov. 21 runoff.
The state Republican Party has backed Landry, a former congressman and tea party favorite. The state Democratic Party is backing Geri Broussard Baloney, a trial lawyer.
Also on Saturday's ballot are Republican Marty Maley and Democrat Ike Jackson.