Caldwell, Landry in close fundraising competition in AG race
BATON ROUGE- In Louisiana's attorney general's race, Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell is locked in a tight fundraising competition with one GOP opponent, former Congressman Jeff Landry.
Caldwell ended the latest two-month fundraising period ahead of the Oct. 24 election with nearly $1.2 million in the bank after raising $179,000.
Landry took in $277,000 in campaign contributions, loaned himself $370,000 and wrapped up with $1.4 million in his campaign account.
Also in that race, Port Allen lawyer Marty Maley, a Republican, reported raising $32,000 and pouring in nearly $123,000 of his own money. He had less than $5,800 remaining after expenses.
Two Democrats also are in the competition, but Geraldine Broussard Baloney and Ike Jackson have raised little money so far.
Campaign finance reports were filed Thursday with the state ethics office.