We’re on the road to the Louisiana Tech campus in Ruston for tonight’s critical debate. Election Day is only nine days away.
The debate, which begins at 6 p.m., will be televised locally on WDSU and streamed online at WDSU.com and the WDSU mobile app. It will also air on TV stations across the state.
A panel of journalists from across the state will be asking questions. I am the only journalist from New Orleans on the panel. The moderator will be Sherri Talley from KTBS-TV in Shreveport.
The four leading candidates for Louisiana governor will participate — Sen. David Vitter, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and State Rep. John Bel Edwards.
Senator Vitter has declined previous invitations to televised debates except tonight’s and the one Oct. 1, which also aired on WDSU.
I’ll have live reports on WDSU News at 4 and 5 p.m.