2015 Louisiana Attorney General election

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Nominee Jeff Landry Buddy Caldwell
Party Republican Republican
Popular vote 610,459 473,915
Percentage 56.3% 43.7%

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Parish results
Landry:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Caldwell:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Attorney General before election

Buddy Caldwell
Republican

Elected Attorney General

Jeff Landry
Republican

The 2015 Louisiana Attorney General election took place on October 24, 2015 to elect the Attorney General of the state of Louisiana, with a runoff election, held on November 21, 2015. Incumbent Buddy Caldwell, a former Democrat who joined the Republican Party in February 2011, sought re-election to a third term in office, but was defeated by Republican Jeff Landry.

Under Louisiana's jungle primary system, all candidates will appear on the same ballot, regardless of party, and voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote during the primary election, a runoff election was held on November 21, 2015 between Caldwell and Landry. Louisiana is the only state that has a jungle primary system (California and Washington have a similar "top two primary" system).

Candidates

Republican party

Filed

Declined

Democratic party

Filed

Declined

Jungle primary

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Buddy
Caldwell (R)
John
Kennedy (R)
Jeff
Landry (R)
Jacques
Roy (D)
Undecided
Triumph March 5, 2015 1,655 ± 2.4% 30% 20% 30% 21%
NSO Research* January 10–13, 2015 600 ± 4% 17% 23% 10% 18% 32%
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%

Results

Results by parish  Map legend .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}  Caldwell—60–70%   Caldwell—50–60%   Caldwell—40–50%   Caldwell—30–40%   Landry—30–40%   Landry—40–50%   Landry—50–60%   Landry—60–70%   Baloney—20–30%   Baloney—30–40%   Baloney—40–50%
Results by parish
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  •   Caldwell—60–70%
  •   Caldwell—50–60%
  •   Caldwell—40–50%
  •   Caldwell—30–40%
  •   Landry—30–40%
  •   Landry—40–50%
  •   Landry—50–60%
  •   Landry—60–70%
  •   Baloney—20–30%
  •   Baloney—30–40%
  •   Baloney—40–50%
Louisiana attorney general election Jungle Primary, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Buddy Caldwell (incumbent) 376,407 35.4
Republican Jeff Landry 347,605 32.7
Democratic Geri Broussard Baloney 187,575 17.6
Democratic Isaac Jackson 115,188 10.8
Republican Marty Maley 37,830 3.6
Total votes 1,064,605 100.0

Runoff

Results

Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election runoff, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeff Landry 610,459 56.3% N/A
Republican Buddy Caldwell (incumbent) 473,915 43.7% N/A
Total votes 1,084,374 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ Attorney General
  2. ^ "Contenders emerge in race for top attorney". St. Charles Herald Guide. July 24, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Marsha Shuler (February 25, 2014). "Former congressman running for state attorney general". The Advocate. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "How Vulnerable is Buddy Caldwell?". LA Politics. October 7, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Race for attorney general has many facets". Houma Today. February 25, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  6. ^ Michelle Southern (December 11, 2014). "Kennedy reportedly eyeing the AG seat in 2015". WWL. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  7. ^ O'Donoghue, Julia (April 9, 2015). "State Treasurer John Kennedy will seek reelection, not run for governor or attorney general". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Contenders emerge in race for top attorney". St. Charles Herald-Guide. July 24, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2014.