Landrieu and Cassidy agree to debate on WAFB

Landrieu and Cassidy agree to debate on WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Congressman Bill Cassidy have agreed to meet in one debate for their runoff election for the U.S. Senate.

The debate will be held on Monday, Dec.1 at the WAFB studio in Baton Rouge. It is scheduled to from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be televised, as well as streamed live on

and the WAFB News app.

The debate will also be televised live on Raycom Media's other Louisiana stations, including WVUE in New Orleans, KSLA in Shreveport and KPLC in Lake Charles.

"Sen. Landrieu not only agreed to that one debate, but she has challenged Congressman Cassidy to five more so that the voters can hear directly from the candidates," said Fabien Levy, Landrieu's campaign spokesman.  "It's time Congressman Cassidy stop hiding from his record that has hurt Louisianians and start facing the voters of this state."

"On that note, I issue my own challenge to Sen. Landrieu - stop hiding from your record of lockstep support of President Obama," Cassidy said.  "Senator Landrieu should be honest with the people of Louisiana.  For every time Sen. Landrieu barnstorms the state with Barack Obama, I will participate in another debate."

In the primary election, Landrieu captured 42 percent of the vote, while Cassidy finished with 41 percent.

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