The Council for A Better Louisiana has invited five candidates to participate in the upcoming U.S. Senate debate sponsored by CABL and broadcast statewide by Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The debate will be held on Tuesday, October 18 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and will originate from the campus of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.
The candidates who have been invited to participate are U.S. Representative Charles Boustany, Public Service Commission Foster Campbell, attorney Caroline Fayard, U.S. Representative John Fleming and state Treasurer John Kennedy.
As in years past, CABL has set criteria for participation in the debate. For this debate candidates were invited if they:
- Have established a campaign committee with a treasurer and campaign staff, and filed campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission prior to the debate AND
- Polled at least 5% in a nonpartisan or news media poll recognized by CABL released after qualifying AND
- Raised at least $1 million in campaign funds prior to the debate. Since the next deadline for campaign finance filing is not until October 15, candidates who meet the polling criteria and send CABL an affidavit certified by an official with the campaign that they have raised the required campaign contributions will be invited to participate pending the filing of the official report.