Cao drops out of LA Atty. Gen. race

Published: Sep. 20, 2011 at 1:26 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 10, 2011 at 10:44 AM CST
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Another top seat in Louisiana's government will get another four years in office without opposition.

Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao on Monday withdrew from the race for Louisiana Attorney General. That means current Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is automatically re-elected to another four-year term.

Treasurer John Kennedy was also re-elected to his post without opposition.

Cao released a statement about withdrawing from the race, saying: "After meeting personally with Mr. Buddy Caldwell, who made the assurance that he will fight for the best interests of the people of Louisiana, I am announcing that I am dropping out of the race for Attorney General.  I would like to thank the citizens of this Great State who continued to have trust in me and encouraged me to serve.  Whether as an elected official or a private citizen, I too will continue to serve the people of this state and fight for what is best for our people."

Cao served one year in the House of Representatives for the state's 2nd Congressional District, which serves the New Orleans area.

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