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In La.'s Senate race, will the candidates debate?

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago September 09, 2014 Sep 9, 2014 Tuesday, September 09 2014 September 09, 2014 1:12 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - With two months before November's election, the three major candidates in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race have rarely appeared at the same events - and never in a head-to-head debate. How many of those will happen remains unclear.

Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, seeking a fourth term in office, has agreed to participate in five debates. Republican and tea party favorite Rob Maness, running a distant third, has said he'll participate in many, many more if the other candidates would sign up.

The holdout for a confirmed debate schedule is Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, whose campaign has committed publicly to only one match-up: an Oct. 14 debate in Shreveport.

Cassidy's campaign refused Tuesday to answer questions about whether the congressman will square off with his fellow contenders in any other events.

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