The following is an edited excerpt from the John Maginnis FaxWeekly:
Republican Looks to Challenge Foti
Royal Alexander, a former congressional aide, says he is "seriously considering" running against Attorney General Charlie Foti this year.
The 40-year-old Shreveport attorney worked three years for Congressman Rodney Alexander (no relation) (I love how we always have to say that) and managed two campaigns for former Congressman Clyde Holloway.
Alexander would be the first Republican candidate to emerge and he is counting on it staying that way. He hopes to get the support of the state party and financial help from the Committee for a Republican Majority. Without that backing as the sole Republican-endorsed candidate, he said, "I'm not doing it."
He doesn't take a position on whether the attorney general should issue an opinion on John Breaux's eligibility to run for governor or what that opinion should be. "The state constitution is really ambiguous," he said, but that courts "tend to err on the side of allowing candidates to run."
Foti starts with a big financial advantage of $1.07 million in his campaign account.