Candidates for Louisiana governor are slated to participate in a televised debate on LSU’s campus Oct. 21 — just three days before the election.
According to a news release from the university television station Tiger TV, Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards and Republicans Scott Angelle and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne have confirmed that they will participate in the 7 p.m. debate in LSU’s Holliday Forum.
The news release makes no mention of U.S. Sen. David Vitter, another Republican in the race. Vitter’s campaign tells The Advocate that it has “not made any decisions on any debate requests yet.” Vitter didn’t participate in a recent forum also hosted by college students at Southeastern Louisiana University — the first televised forum of the election.
During the October debate, candidates will field questions from a panel that is slated to include representatives from WBRZ in Baton Rouge, WWL in New Orleans, KATC in Lafayette, KTBS in Shreveport and student representative Mitch Rabalais from Tiger TV. The event will be broadcasted across the state and live on tigertv.tv.
The election will take place Oct. 24, with an anticipated Nov. 21 runoff.