After weeks of rumor, state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has made it official and joined the Republican Party. Cutting his ties with the Democrats was widely anticipated — the Blue Dog was the only attorney general to join a group of Republican attorneys general in filing suit against the health care reform bill.

With Caldwell’s defection to the GOP, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is the only statewide-elected Democrat left in Louisiana. Read more about the Republicans’ turnaround here.

To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at

LA LA Land

Read the Flipping Paper!

Click Here for the Entire Print Version of
IND Monthly