Lawsuit highlights difficulties for lesser-known candidates
BATON ROUGE - Three candidates trying to force their way into a TV debate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race weren't successful. But their court hearing this week underscored the troubles for lesser-known contenders to gain the attention needed to win statewide.
Judge Tim Kelley refused to stop the Oct. 18 debate or to force Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the Council for A Better Louisiana to add any other candidates.
But the hearing into the injunction request from Senate candidate Troy Hebert, Beryl Billiot and Charles Marsala highlighted the difficulties in drawing attention to less conventional candidacies in a 24-candidate field.
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