Democratic AG Candidate Baloney Endorses Jeff Landry

BATON ROUGE – Standing together at a Press Club of Baton Rouge event yesterday, Monday, November 2, 2015, former Democratic Attorney General candidate Geri Broussard Baloney endorsed Jeff Landry in the Saturday, November 21, runoff.

         As the Louisiana Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, Baloney, an African American woman, has already made history. In the Saturday, October 24, election, Broussard Baloney received the third-highest number of votes, nearly 200,000 (18%).

         In making her endorsement, Baloney said, “After meeting with Jeff Landry, followed by prayerful consideration with my family, I have decided to endorse Jeff Landry because of his willingness to embrace forward thinking policies, his desire to actually transform and change the way the Attorney General’s office does business.

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         “I ran for Attorney General because I truly believe that Louisiana cannot take another eight years of Buddy Caldwell’s bad practices and policies. Jeff Landry is the only candidate that will address the critical issues that are important to Louisiana’s working families. Jeff is committed to reforming our broken criminal justice system. He understands the need for fiscal responsibility and inclusion in the Attorney General’s office. In addition, like myself, Jeff is an entrepreneur. He understands the important role small businesses play in our economy and will fight to protect our businesses.

         “Louisiana needs an Attorney General that will not squander the agencies resources to make brownie points with his political party. Jeff knows that crime and corruption have no boundaries or political party. I believe that Jeff is a coalition builder who will end the Buddy system of doling out huge no-bid contracts to political contributors. Instead, I believe that Jeff Landry will put the people of Louisiana first.

         “With so many problems facing our State, there is no question that Jeff Landry should be the next Attorney General for Louisiana. I invite all of my supporters to join me in supporting Jeff Landry for Attorney General.”

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         Landry thanked Baloney for her trust and confidence, stating “I am humbled to receive Geri’s endorsement, trust, and confidence.

         “Geri is like so many other Louisiana voters who know we need change in Baton Rouge. Geri and I both know the Attorney General’s office under Buddy Caldwell has been about rewarding the desires of a few, over the needs of the many.

         “Justice should not be based on who you are, what part of the state you are from, your gender, your age, your political party, or your race. As Louisiana’s next Attorney General I will treat everybody fairly and equally so all citizens can develop trust that their government is there to work for them, not against them.”

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         An attorney from New Orleans who founded an all-female, minority-owned law firm in the River Parishes, Baloney has prosecuted hundreds of criminal and civil cases over the last twenty years. In addition to their desire to fix corruption issues in the Attorney General’s office, both Baloney and Landry’s mothers were schoolteachers. They said they understand the importance of education in decreasing crime.

         Combined Baloney and Landry’s totals in the Saturday, October 24, balloting totaled more than 50%.




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