From The News Star:
Local lawyer Paul Hurd considering attorney general’s race
By Elizabeth Fitch
Local lawyer Paul Hurd is considering a run for Louisiana attorney general as part of what he sees as a statewide political overhaul.
Hurd said this week he has been approached by elected officials who have offered their political and financial support if he throws his hat in the ring.
He did not name the individuals.
“They were very interested in someone who had longtime reform credentials,” Hurd said.
Those credentials include Hurd’s redistricting knowledge, an issue the Attorney General’s Office will face with the 2010 census, particularly because of the population shift following Hurricane Katrina.
Hurd said he will continue to discuss the prospect with politicians and local supporters and should come to a decision in the next few weeks after the July 4 holiday and the close of the legislative session.
He has previously run for office, including an unsuccessful bid in 2004 for a 4th district judgeship.
Fifth District Attorney Buddy Caldwell and Shreveport lawyer Royal Alexander have already announced their candidacy. Incumbent Charles Foti also has said he will seek another term.