Final governor's race debate marked by exchange of attacks
BATON ROUGE- Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter did little to mask their distaste for each other in the final statewide TV debate of the governor's race ahead of Saturday's election.
Edwards, a state representative, at one point described Vitter as lacking a "moral compass" and in another moment called his Republican rival a "hypocrite."
Vitter, a U.S. senator, said Edwards can't be trusted. At different times in the debate, Vitter tied Edwards to both President Barack Obama and term-limited Gov. Bobby Jindal, two men with high unfavorability ratings in Louisiana.
Before a raucous studio audience, the two man repeatedly traded attacks with raised voices.
The race is tighter than was expected months ago, with Vitter under fire for his 2007 prostitution scandal and trying to pivot to policy distinctions.
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