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Landry unseats Caldwell in attorney general's race

8 years 7 months 3 days ago Saturday, November 21 2015 Nov 21, 2015 November 21, 2015 7:26 PM November 21, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz, Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Former Acadiana congressman Jeff Landry unseated Louisiana's incumbent attorney general Buddy Caldwell in Saturday night's election.

Landry defeated Caldwell 609,883 to 473,165 in the unofficial results, a 56-44 percent margin.

Landry honed in on Caldwell's connections during his campaign, accusing the incumbent of a "Buddy system" of cronyism and corruption. Caldwell knocked Landry's one term in Congress as too little legal experience to handle the head law office for Louisiana.

The pair faced three others in a race back in October that put four Republicans against one Democrat. The lone Democrat lost.



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