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Vitter attacked by other candidates after debate

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RUSTON - As the race for governor weans closer to election day, candidates are getting edgier and are speaking more of what's on their minds.

Thursday, there was a debate featuring all four major candidates. It was held at Louisiana Tech in North Louisiana.

Three of the candidates chastised Senator David Vitter for influencing the debate and not answering questions after it was over.

"Any forum where he wouldn't get the questions ahead, he would opt not to attend," John Bel Edwards, a democrat, said. Edwards is currently a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives.

"It's really a shame that we had to do things this way," Jay Dardenne, a republican added. Dardenne is currently the Louisiana Lt. Governor.

All three candidates, including Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle spoke against Vitter for missing debates.

"Senator Vitter had already committed to this debate ahead of time because he thought he would get the questions," Angelle alleged.

Vitter refused to participate in post debate interviews.

During the debate, though, he talked about his pro-family values and experience in Washington. Vitter has been endorsed by a major news organization in New Orleans.

The primary is October 24th. Early voting for the election ends Saturday.


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