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GOP attorney general candidates fight over Democratic votes

7 years 2 months 1 week ago Wednesday, November 18 2015 Nov 18, 2015 November 18, 2015 10:05 AM November 18, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - For the two Republican candidates in the Louisiana attorney general's race, it's all about the Democrats. 

Incumbent Buddy Caldwell and challenger Jeff Landry have been touting Democratic endorsements from lawyers, lawmakers and others as both GOP contenders try to cobble together the votes needed in Saturday's runoff election.

Neither man has changed their overall campaign rhetoric since the field of candidates was whittled from five to two.

Landry is still accusing Caldwell of corruption and cronyism in how he's handled the attorney general's office over his two terms, a "Buddy system" where campaign contributors get large contracts.

Caldwell says Landry, a member of the U.S. House for one term, is a failed politician with a law degree but little legal experience, too inexperienced to run the state's top law office.

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