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La. Public Service Commisssion District 2 Debate, 2012

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Debate

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-10-02

Duration: 00:29:17

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Television debates | Elections, 2012 | Louisiana Public Service Commission | Public utilities | Politics | Government | Angelle, Scott


  • Gaubert, Greg Speaker
  • Holliday, Sarah Speaker
  • Angelle, Scott Speaker
  • Ponti, Erich Speaker
  • Wright, Forest Speaker


A debate at the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 1, 2012, between the candidates for District 2 of the Louisiana Public Service Commission: businessman Greg Gaubert (No Party); community activist Sarah Holliday (R); former Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle (R); State Representative Erich Ponti (R); and energy policy advocate Forest Wright (D). The debate begins with each candidate’s opening statement. The candidates then answer questions on the fines and fees collected by the Public Service Commission and the Jindal Administration’s rejection of federal grants for broadband Internet access in rural areas. The debate ends with each candidate’s closing statement.