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Last governor's race debate scheduled for Wednesday night

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago October 21, 2015 Oct 21, 2015 Wednesday, October 21 2015 October 21, 2015 7:16 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - The final TV debate among candidates for Louisiana governor is being held without Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter.

Wednesday night's event at LSU will include Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards.

Debate organizers said Vitter's campaign cited scheduling conflicts in Washington.

It's the seventh TV debate in the race ahead of Saturday's election. Vitter attended two.

Despite his absence, Vitter appears likely to make the runoff with Edwards. Angelle and Dardenne are trying to gain ground before voters go to the polls.

Beginning at 7 p.m. and sponsored by LSU's Tiger TV, the debate will be broadcast by WBRZ with multiple ways to access the debate.

WBRZ's coverage of the debate can be viewed on Cox cable channel 124 in the Baton Rouge area and on our news repeat channel (channel 2.2 over-the-air). You can watch the livestream on WBRZ.com by clicking here.

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