Caldwell to face Landry in AG runoff
BATON ROUGE - Republican Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will face GOP former Congressman Jeff Landry in a November runoff to determine who will fill the next term as Louisiana's chief lawyer.
Caldwell and Landry were the top two vote-getters in Saturday's election and will head to the Nov. 21 ballot.
Landry received the endorsement of the state Republican Party, while Caldwell touted the backing of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association.
The campaign was attack-heavy, with Landry accusing Caldwell of corruption in his handling of legal contracts and Caldwell describing Landry as a failed politician with no credentials to be attorney general.
Also in the race were: Port Allen lawyer Marty Maley, a Republican, and Democrats Geri Broussard Baloney of Garyville and Ike Jackson of Plaquemine. Baloney received the backing of the state Democratic Party.
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