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Buddy Caldwell fighting to hang onto job as attorney general

1 year 4 days 7 hours ago October 22, 2015 Oct 22, 2015 Thursday, October 22 2015 October 22, 2015 1:37 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

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.

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