Real Shocker: Cazayoux Receives Nomination

Former Congressman Don Cazayoux (D-New Roads) received a nomination today from President Barack Obama for U.S. Attorney representing the state’s middle district based in Baton Rouge, La.

This comes as no surprise to astute Louisianians who knew that Cazayoux’s political career would not end with his 2008 reelection loss to now Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge). Cazayoux’s voting bloc was broken by state representative Michael Jackson, who ran as an independent after being snubbed by the Louisiana Democratic Party.

Sen. Landrieu and Don Cazayoux issued a joint statement, where Cazayoux expressed that he would look forward to doing the “good work” of outgoing U.S. Attorney David Dugas.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) pushed Cazayoux’s nomination as a sort of consolation prize for the Congressman who served only a handful of months during a special election term.

“He is well-versed in both criminal and civil law,” Landrieu said in a statement. “Without question, he will help make our communities safer and stronger when he is confirmed as U.S. Attorney.”

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