Edwards draws criticism for use of military background in ad
BATON ROUGE - An Afghanistan war veteran speaking at a Veterans Day ceremony took aim at governor's candidate John Bel Edwards, who has made his military resume key to his election effort.
Mike McNaughton, a retired National Guard soldier, urged candidates in his Wednesday speech to "not use our veterans for promoting yourself" to get elected.
Edwards, a Democratic state representative who is in a tight runoff competition with Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, was in the audience. McNaughton, who is supporting Vitter, confirmed after his speech that his comments were directed at Edwards.
Edwards highlights his West Point degree and former career as an Army Ranger in his campaign. He's run an ad contrasting his military service with Vitter's 2007 prostitution scandal.
Edwards praised McNaughton's service - and defended his campaign approach.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
In the ongoing investigation of Baglio's death, his neighbors remember him fondly
Local crime podcaster to take on new challenge
Beloved local Elvis impersonator shot to death, one suspect arrested
Baton Rouge hardware stores face shortages, price increases due to the pandemic
Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a local Elvis impersonator
LSU pitcher Matt Beck gets his moment at the plate
Brusly baseball needs extra innings to win regional series with Jennings.
Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks talks about coaching search
Drew Brees and Sean Payton enjoy the Zurich Classic
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76