With the Louisiana gubernatorial election just weeks away on October 24, Tiger TV and WBRZ news in Baton Rouge, La, will host a gubernatorial debate for candidates. This student-run debate, expected to be the last one before the primaries, will be held on Oct. 21 from 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Manship School of Mass Communication’s Holliday Forum. It will be followed by a mock, online election on lsureveille.com.
LSU senior and Tiger TV Station Manager Jeremy Krail had this to say about the upcoming debate, “We are overwhelmed by the candidate’s support of our efforts and look forward to a debate that covers issues that students and all Louisianans face.”
Currently, Representative John Bel Edwards, Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne and Public Service Commisioner Scott Angelle are confirmed to participate in the student-run debate. Senator David Vitter has not yet confirmed.
The debate will cover topics ranging from higher education to poverty to Louisiana’s budget crisis, but Tiger TV is allowing anyone to submit a question for the debate by tweeting out a question to @lsutigertv with the hashtag #lsugovdebate.
Michael Marsh from WBRZ in Baton Rouge, Jim Hummel from KATC in Lafayette, Jeff Beimfohr from KTBS in Shreveport and a representative from WWL in New Orleans will join LSU student and head moderator Mitch Rabalais from Tiger TV to question the top candidates for governor.
The event will be broadcasted across that state and live on tigertv.tv. More information about the debate will be released on Twitter @lsutigertv.