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Policy And A Pint: Heavy Campaigning Ahead For Frontrunners

L. Strode
Policy panelists (L-R): Joshua Stockley, Sam Hanna Jr., and Charles Jackson

In statewide elections this fall, it is the frontrunner’s race to lose. 


That was the view from panelists in KEDM’s Policy and a Pint on the 2015 election Tuesday night. 


Ouachita Citizen publisher Sam Hanna Jr. told the audience David Vitter is outpacing the rest of the field in the governor’s race as we’ve just begun to see the start of his campaign ads hitting the airwaves.  He says while Vitter and John Bel Edwards lead the field, Scott Angelle continues to chip away in polling. 


ULM Political Science professor Joshua Stockley feels the Attorney General’s race could be the most negative campaign in coming weeks.  He says the incumbent Buddy Caldwell will likely see attack ads from his main challenger, former U.S. Representative Jeff Landry.   


In the Lieutenant Governor's Race, Billy Nungesser has name recognition as a former candidate for the post and his advocacy of coastal restoration following the BP oil spill.  Former Ouachita Parish Police Juror Charles Jackson says we'll likely see more from two formidable candidates in that race, former Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden and state Senator Elbert Guillory.

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