Two men have challenged Foti: Royal Alexander, a Republican and former aide to U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, and prosecutor James D. "Buddy" Caldwell, a Tallulah Democrat. Of the two, we prefer the younger man, Alexander.
The Shreveport native promises to curtail gang warfare — it runs rampant in Foti's New Orleans — and to increase protection for consumers and the elderly, who are often targets of scams. A private attorney who has served as an administrative law judge, Alexander also said he would use the office aggressively wherever district attorneys fail to prosecute crimes, such as in Orleans Parish.
After Foti's four foul years, the attorney general's office needs cleansing. Give Alexander the chance. Monroe News Star