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Lt. Governor candidates speak at Baton Rouge Press Club

Billy Nungesser and Kip Holden (Source: WAFB) Billy Nungesser and Kip Holden (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The two men running to be Louisiana’s next lieutenant governor met up at the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.

Both candidates, Republican Billy Nungesser and Democrat Kip Holden, pledged to keep the campaign positive after a fairly negative run up to the runoff
between Nungesser and fellow Republican John Young. 

The men presented their ideas for helping Louisiana’s tourism industry, a primary responsibility for the office. 

When asked for a unique opportunity to promote Louisiana both offered different approaches.

"The horse industry," Nungesser said. "We have never promoted that on a state-wide basis, yet we have these lovely arenas all over the state. We have local events that draw local people." 

Holden said there is untapped potential in terms of the use of media. 

"Some cable stations that are free," he said. "Go in there and start taping what you see and how people are living and see all of the wonderful things that are happening." 

Election Day is this Saturday. 

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