User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

U.S. 6th Congressional District Debate, 2012

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Debate

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-10-08

Duration: 00:28:38

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Television debates | Elections, 2012 | Politics | Government | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012 | CASSIDY, BILL | Health Care | MARIJUANA | Drug legalization | Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)


  • Craig, Rufus Speaker
  • Cassidy, Bill Speaker
  • Torregano, Richard Speaker


A debate at the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 8, 2012, between the candidates for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District: Rufus Craig (L); Congressman Bill Cassidy, the incumbent (R); and Richard Torregano (I). The debate begins with each candidate’s opening statement. The candidates then answer questions on the following topics: health care; the legalization of marijuana; the national budget; the Jindal Administration’s refusal of federal funds; and funding for public broadcasting. The debate ends with each candidate’s closing statement.