Election 2011 – Louisiana Statewide Races
Primary – October 22 – State Voting Information
Few Democrats have filed for the other races, but a couple of Republican primaries should be interesting down ballot. Attorney General James Caldwell, who recently switched from the Democratic Party, will face former New Orleans Congressman Joseph Cao. Republican Secretary of State Tom Schedler will face State Rep. Walker Hines in the primary and then the winner will face Democrat Caroline Fayard.
In the Legislature, Republicans control the State House by a 52-49 margin with 4 independents as well. The Senate is also narrowly Republican, with a 20-19 split.