Final Governor’s Debate Is Tonight
The final debate in the Governor's race is tonight at 7pm in Shreveport.
It will air on KSLA and other Gray Television networks across the state.
Governor Edwards is expected to be questioned about the growing sexual harassment scandal involving his former deputy chief of staff Johnny Anderson. LSU Shreveport Political Science professor Jeff Sadow says Edwards’ previous concise deflections on the question have been effective.
Edwards is being sued by his former employee Juanita Washington who says she was harassed and assaulted by Anderson.
Eddie Rispone enters this debate as the top polling Republican with just four days until voting. Sadow says the Baton Rouge businessman needs to make himself look good for potential run-off voters.
A November 16th run-off would be triggered if no candidate cracks over 50 percent of the vote.
Abraham refrained from attacking Rispone in the last debate despite a salvo of Rispone attack ads, but Sadow says Abraham needs to go on the offensive to hopefully gain some momentum.