Two statewide elected officials were the first to sign up for re-election as qualifying for the Oct. 22 primary opened.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, both Republicans, paid their filing fees Tuesday morning and filled out their paperwork.

Also among the earliest candidates to qualify were two little-known candidates challenging GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal: Ron Ceasar, who unsuccessfully tried to recall Jindal, and Bob Lang, who made a failed bid for U.S. Senate three years ago. Both men aren't registered with a political party. They say Jindal has been a disappointing governor.

Jindal is expected to show up later Tuesday to sign up for his race. No well-financed opponents have announced they will run against the governor.

Qualifying continues until Thursday.