Louisiana Attorney General election, 2015

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Louisiana Attorney General election, 2015
Louisiana
2011 ←
October 24, 2015
→ 2019

 
Party Republican Democratic

The 2015 Louisiana Attorney General election will take place on October 24, 2015 to elect the Attorney General of the state of Louisiana, with a runoff election, if necessary, to be held later on. Incumbent Buddy Caldwell, a former Democrat who joined the Republican Party in February 2011, may run for re-election to a third term in office.

Under Louisiana's jungle primary system, all candidates will appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. If no candidate receives 50 percent plus one vote during the primary election, a runoff election will be held on November 21, 2015 between the top two candidates in the primary. California, Louisiana and Washington are the only states that have a jungle primary system.

Candidates[edit]

Republican party[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Jeff Landry, former U.S. Representative[1]
  • Martin Maley, 18th Judicial District assistant attorney[2]

Potential[edit]

Democratic party[edit]

Potential[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Jungle primary[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Buddy
Caldwell (R)
Jeff
Landry (R)
Generic
Democrat (D)
Other Undecided
V/C Research February 20–25, 2014 600 ± 4% 23% 15% 33% 1% 27%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marsha Shuler (February 25, 2014). "Former congressman running for state attorney general". The Advocate. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "How Vulnerable is Buddy Caldwell?". LA Politics. October 7, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Contenders emerge in race for top attorney". St. Charles Herald-Guide. July 24, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Race for attorney general has many facets". Houma Today. February 25, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014.