Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is now no longer the only Democratic state attorney general in the country to have joined the lawsuit against health care reform -- he has now officially switched parties to the Republicans.
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Caldwell was first elected as a Democrat in 2007, after serving as a district attorney, defeating unpopular Democratic incumbent Charles Foti and Republican candidate Royal Alexander. Now, as Louisiana has another state-level election year, he announced today that he is switching to the Republicans.
Caldwell's move now leaves Sen. Mary Landrieu as the only statewide elected Democrat, in a state where Republicans have made significant gains over the past decade.