NEW ORLEANS – Joseph Cao is eyeing another run for office.
The former congressman told Eyewitness News Monday night that he will enter the race for state attorney general this fall, looking to unseat incumbent Buddy Caldwell, who recently switched from the Democrat to Republican party.
Voters ousted Cao, a Republican, replacing him with Cedric Richmond in the congressional seat once held by former Congressman William Jefferson.
Cao also told WWL he was let go by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, the company in charge of doling out BP's $20 billion oil spill fund, administered by lawyer Kenneth Feinberg.
Cao was the Vietnamese liaison for the group.