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Boustany and Landry to meet in talk radio debate

3 years ago October 25, 2012 Oct 25, 2012 Thursday, October 25 2012 Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:29:27 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

LAFAYETTE - The two Republican congressmen fighting each other for re-election to the 3rd District have scheduled their first debate in advance of the Nov. 6 election.

The campaigns of U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry say the candidates will square off Wednesday - Halloween night - on a Lafayette talk radio station, KPEL 96.5 FM.

The debate is set to begin at 5 p.m.

Landry had accused Boustany of dodging debates, a claim Boustany's campaign called ridiculous. The two men had participated in candidate forums but never in a debate format.

Boustany and Landry were forced into the same southwest Louisiana-based district when Louisiana lost a congressional seat after the latest federal census. Three other candidates also are in the race, but have done little fundraising.

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