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U.S. 6th Congressional District Debate, 2014

The Press Club



Genre: Debate

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-10-20

Duration: 00:47:39

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Television debates | Elections, 2014 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014 | Politics | Government | Claitor, Dan | Dietzel, Paul, II | Edwards, Edwin W. | Graves, Garret | Whitney, Lenar L. | Same-sex marriage | MINIMUM WAGE | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Health Care | Obama, Barack | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Education


  • Claitor, Dan Speaker
  • Dietzel, Paul Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Graves, Garret Speaker
  • Whitney, Lenar Speaker


A debate at the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 20, 2014, between the candidates for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District: State Senator Dan Claitor (R); Paul Dietzel II (R); former Governor Edwin Edwards (D); Garret Graves (R), the former chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority; and State Representative Lenar Whitney (R). The debate begins with each candidate’s opening statement. The candidates then answer questions on the following topics: the specific projects they will undertake for their district; their definition of conservative; same-sex marriage; minimum wage; the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare; their opinions on President Barack Obama and Governor Bobby Jindal; and the federal government’s role in education. The debate ends with each candidate’s closing statement.