Cassidy won't be at latest Senate race TV debate
BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is skipping the latest TV debate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race.
Cassidy's absence Monday night gives Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and Republican tea party favorite Rob Maness the opportunity to criticize him to a statewide television audience without him on stage to defend himself.
The debate will be held in New Orleans and aired in most media markets around Louisiana, with a week remaining before the Nov. 4 election.
Before early voting Monday in Baton Rouge, Cassidy says prepping for today's debate would have kept him from his efforts to meet as many voters as possible. He noted he'll be participating Wednesday in a debate against Landrieu and Maness.
The debate will be broadcast on our sister station WBTR (cable channel 19) from 7-8 p.m. News Two's Michael Marsh will be one of the panelists asking questions.