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Top five U.S. Senate candidates debate

Louisiana Tech University hosts event on campus
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Leader photo by DEREK J. AMAYA Louisiana’s top five U.S. Senate candidates, from left, Republican John Fleming, of Minden; Republican John Kennedy, state treasurer; Democrat Caroline Fayard, of New Orleans; Democrat Foster Campbell, of Bossier City; and Republican Charles Boustany, of Lafayette, debate in front of an invited audience of 300 Tuesday at Howard Auditorium on Louisiana Tech University’s campus.

Louisiana’s top five U.S. Senate candidates spent 90 minutes answering questions from reporters and each other Tuesday night in the first televised debate of the primary election season.

Republicans Charles Boustany, John Fleming and John Kennedy, and Democrats Foster Campbell and Caroline Fayard squared off in the event held at Louisiana Tech University and sponsored by the Council for A Better Louisiana and Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

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