Leading Louisiana: The Candidates Speak
a long-standing tradition, LPB and the Council
For A Better Louisiana (CABL) held a
televised live forum with the candidates for governor.
• Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 PM from the
Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge
• Repeats Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 PM on the LPB Television Network
Thank you for your questions and
comments for the candidates for Governor.
The forum aired live at 7:00 PM on the LPB Television
Network and WYES-TV and WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans. Public Radio stations
KEDM-FM in Monroe, KDAQ-FM in Shreveport and Alexandria and WRKF-FM
in Baton Rouge simulcast the forum. The event was streamed live
on LPB Interactive and is now archived and available for viewing.
“This is an extremely important election for
Louisiana, and we are pleased to again team with CABL to bring voters substantive and informative debates,” said Beth
Courtney, LPB President/CEO. “Our state is facing many serious
issues and it’s vital that citizens have an opportunity to
hear directly from candidates about their positions on these matters.”
years past, CABL has set criteria for participation in the forum.
Candidates who have qualified with the Secretary of State’s
office to run for governor were invited if they 1) polled at least
5% in a recognized nonpartisan or news media poll released prior
to the forum, OR 2) raised and spent at least $250,000 in campaign contributions, established a campaign committee with a treasurer and campaign staff, and filed campaign finance reports with the Louisiana Board of Ethics prior to the forum.
“We think it is very important for voters across
Louisiana to have an opportunity to find out where candidates stand
on important issues,” said Barry Erwin, CABL President & CEO. “Our
goal in this forum is to focus on the issues and ask questions
that will be useful to voters.” CABL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan
statewide organization working on issues in the public interest.